Youth Coaching U13 to U18
The Youth Rugby pathway is the U19 Law form of the game in clubs and schools.

Youth Rugby is about teaching the U19 law form of the game and guiding players on their participation journey.

To coach Youth Rugby you must complete a Smart Rugby course and a Foundation Coach Certificate.

After completing your Smart Rugby course Rugby Australia encourages coaches to complete one or more of the below courses to gain a deeper understanding.

These courses are a mix of online and face-to-face.

For more information contact your State or Member Union here.

Certificate program

  • Smart Rugby
  • Foundation Coach Certificate     

Accreditation program

  • Level 1 Coach program

Continual Professional Development  programs

  • Coach Ready
  • World Rugby online modules (Introduction to Coaching; Key Factor Analysis; Functional Role Analysis)
  • Get into Rugby program at Rugby Clubs

For those coaches working within representative programs of U16 and above Rugby Australia encourages you to complete the below:

  • Developing Coach Program (Level 2 coaching program)