Skills coaching content for all levels at a cost of $14.87 per month.
Ongoing Training and Certification
All BC Rugby staff, coaches, managers and therapists participate in mandatory Concussion Management training. Parents, players and anyone else involved in the sport is highly encouraged to take the Free Online Module from World Rugby so that we can keep our sport safe.
The message is simple: RECOGNISE and REMOVE. Recognise the symptoms of concussion and permanently remove a player displaying any of those symptoms. If in doubt, take them out.
Rugby Canada PlaySmart is a Player Welfare program that aims to educate players, parents, coaches, match officials and administrators on the safety of Rugby across Canada.
The health and safety of every player across the country is of paramount importance and Rugby Canada strives to ensure a safe playing environment at all levels. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that all players are protected and ensure that the game is played safely.
Tackle SMART is a new professional development course and online resource that will educate both new and experienced community and high school Rugby Coaches on current tackle laws, techniques, and progressions as well as help Coaches working with athletes who are new to contact.
The goal of this training is to prevent injury in the tackle by giving Coaches the competence and confidence to coach the tackle and progress effectively to contact. Following the training participants should be able to:
Confidently and safely introduce the tackle to athletes new to contact
Clearly understand the Laws of the Game relating to the tackle
Know how to access resources and support from Rugby Canada and World Rugby relating to the tackle
Clearly understand the intent of Tackle SMART to reduce injury rate
Tackle SMART will be delivered through in-person clinics.
BC Rugby has handy officiating resources for both on and off the field when it comes to refereeing in Rugby.
Global Law Trials
World Rugby recently announced several welfare-focused initiatives within a package of law amendments. The law amendments will be trialled globally in competitions that start on or after August 1, 2021.
The amendments are designed to help reduce injuries at all levels of the game, from grassroots to international Test Rugby.
BC Rugby gratefully acknowledges that its offices reside on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.