Job Description: Coach

Dorchester Rugby Football Club

Responsible to: DRFC Junior Section Committee

Main Duties:

  1. To play a full part in the DRFC coaching team organising and taking responsibility for coaching sessions appropriate to the age and level of player-development of those involved (See 6 below).
  2. To work with other coaches in the DRFC coaching team, and in association with the DRFC Junior Section Committee, to deliver a programme of Rugby for all ages that is active, purposeful, enjoyable and safe.
  3. To maintain high ethical standards in coaching practice and to agree to, and abide by, the RFU Code of Conduct for Coaches and any additions to it agreed by the DRFC Junior Section Committee.
  4. Never to engage in coaching or training activities for which you do not have the relevant competency or training.
  5. To promote and abide by the RFU Policies on Anti-Bullying, Equity and the Welfare of Young People.
  6. To undertake all training and actions required to fulfil the coaching role, including, but not exclusively:
  7. Completion and periodic update of CRB checks;
  8. Achievement of (or agreement to achieve within 6 months of commencement or prior to progression to next specified continuum stage):
  9. RFU-approved child protection training;
  10. RFU-approved Mini Tag and Tag Course (required for all coaches responsible for or involved in Stage 1 of the Rugby Continuum);
  11. RFU Level 1 Certificate in Coaching (required before any coaching of contact or Stage 2 of the Continuum and above);
  12. RFU Level 2 Certificate in Coaching (required before progression to coaching of Stage 3 of the Continuum and beyond);
  13. To undertake, within a mutually agreed time-scale, other training as may be required by the DRFC Junior Section Committee.
  14. To be a positive role model for young people and promote the “spirit of the game” of Rugby Union.
  15. To understand, and work to, the principles of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), recognising that Rugby Union is a “late specialisation sport” and therefore requires a generalised approach to early training.
  16. To commit to, and work within, the Rugby Continuum for players at Stages 1, 2 and 3 and to work within the laws of the game for the age-specific variants beyond.
  17. To adopt, whenever possible, a player-focused approach to coaching and learning.
  18. To assist in the selection of teams.
  19. To travel to and help organise matches, competitions and festivals.
  20. To provide feedback as required to the DRFC Junior Section Committee.
  21. To attend, as required, meetings of the DRFC Junior Section Committee.To inform the Chairman, Coaching Co-ordinator or your immediate coaching colleagues, in advance, of any sessions or games you are unable to attend.