The Final Countdown
June 30th 2009 is a vitally important date for coaching in Rugby League...
As Rugby League moves over to the nationally recognised, cross sport UKCC coaching structure, all current coaches within the game have to move their “old style” awards over to the new system if they want to continue coaching and next summer will see the final deadline for this process to take place.
Over the last nine months, locally based RFL Club and Coach Development Officers (CCDO’s) have been delivering “bridging” courses to coaches from all over the UK and many coaches have attended so that they can continue in their current roles within their clubs.
“So far the courses that have taken place have been a great success and we’re urging all coaches who have yet to attend them to contact their local CCDO and book themselves on a course,” said RFL Education and Training Officer, Helen Hiley.
The bridging course, which costs £50 for people booking before the end of this year, which will rise to £110 in 2009; involves completing a workbook with the help the CCDO, completing a multiple choice question paper and undertaking one observed practical coaching session.
Once completed, the process of “bridging” across from the old awards to the new UKCC qualifications will mean that the coach is then licensed for another three years (subject to some conditions) from 2009.
For more information on bridging and what it means for you please click here