CPD Resources

Resources and Equipment

Take a look at the following resources to help you with your learning and development as a coach.


G.A.P.S. Rugby League Coaching Software

The games, activities, practices and skills in this programme cover: passing; running; handling; support; decision making; play the ball; contact; tackle & defence; kicking & fun and games. Perfect for RFL Levels 1, 2 and 3 coaches and trainee teachers.

Animated Skills

Animated Skill Drills for Rugby League

A unique alternative to flip charts and tactic boards. This CD-ROM allows you to plan a structured session at short notice, print it off and take it to the field. Ideal for busy coaches.


Multistage Fitness Test (Bleep Test)

The Multistage Fitness Test (also known as the 'bleep test') is now established as the most reliable and easy to use aerobic fitness test.

Also, available as an app for the iPhone.

Almost 101

Almost 101 Small Sided Games and Relays for Rugby

Written by Damian McGrath, one of the most admired coaches in the country, it follows the hugely successful 101 Rugby Training Drills, officially the best selling rugby coaching book on the market.

first aid kit

Team First Aid Kit

The Team First Aid Kit is excellent value for money and a must have for any coach or teacher. Containing everything you could need to treat injuries on the field.

Strength Cond.

Strength and Conditioning for Sport: A Practical Guide for Coaches

This book lays out for you the basic principles underlying strength and conditioning and helps you follow specific guidelines to improve your athletes' performance.

marker spots

Agility Marker Spots

This brightly coloured set of 6, flat disc non-skid rubber sport marker spots remove the risk of injury during indoor and outdoor running drills.

LTAD book

Coaching for Long-term Athlete Development

This book focuses on maximising player development to encourage a life-long commitment to sports. It takes you through all the practical applications of the LTAD model, helps you identify and develop talented athletes and integrate this approach into your coaching practice.

marker cones

Marker Cones and Drill Set

Supplied in an easy stacking set of 20 marker cones. Comes with 10 fully illustrated drill cards packed with exercises and training ideas. Must-have equipment for sport coaches.

PBM book

Positive Behaviour Management in Sport

This resource introduces you to the subject of positive behaviour management in sport. It helps you learn why unwanted behaviour occurs and how to deal with situations as they arise.

strength poster

Clive Brewer Strength and Conditioning Poster Set

A unique set of 10 x A2 coaching posters, compiled by renowned expert Clive Brewer, covering all major strength and conditioning techniques.

Equity in coach

Equity in Your Coaching

Everyone involved has a responsibility to improve equality standards for sport. As a coach, you have an important role to play. Full guidance on best practice is given in this book.

space markers

Space Markers

Sets of 50, high quality, 8 inches in diameter, flexible plastic throw down space markers that pop back into shape - even after being stood on! The sets are supplied on a handle in five different colours.

Web Based Resources

These websites offer services which may help to support you in your coaching. (Please note: by offering these links the RFL are not endorsing/recommending the products or content of these websites.)

  • teamer - private organisational and social platform to communicate with your team
  • Coach's Eye - coaching tool app which enables you to record and analyse your footage, add annotations/voiceover and share it with others
  • Tacklesport - offers various coaching resources including software, DVDs, apps, etc.
  • CoachTrue Anti-Doping Learning Tool - online anti-doping learning tool
  • OnSport - web service that allows club members and officials to communicate more easily and efficiently
  • Sport Session Planner - allows coaches to create 3D session plans easily and can be stored for sharing
  • Dartfish - range of software for sports clubs providing notational analysis

For a list of more coaching web services, apps and software see sports coach UK's "Technology to use in your coaching".