General Resources

Below you'll find various useful coaching resources.

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Planning Resources

G.A.P.S. Rugby League Digital Tool


Tacklesport’s RFL endorsed G.A.P.S.® (Games, Activities, Practices and Skills) for Rugby League is the prefect digital tool to help you solve any problems you may have with planning, delivering, reviewing:

> 250 original Games, Activities, Practices and Skills to make training more enjoyable, to get your players understanding game play better and contributing 100% in game time.

> Interactive session planner, risk assessment and review tool.

> Unlimited print-outs for prompts during sessions.

> Fully portable England Rugby League Kit USB.

‘Decision-making and tactical awareness are 2 parts of the complex jigsaw that makes up the rugby league player. G.A.P.S. Rugby League is an excellent resource to help coaches develop players to be autonomous decision makers’.

Dave Rotheram, Acting Head of Player Development, RFL

> Find out more

RFL Coaching Qualification Framework 2013-17

G.A.P.S. Sports Coaching App

GAPS app

This free app helps coaches and sports teachers of all levels plan exciting and effective sessions on the move.

It provides access to over 2000 animated games, activities, practices and skills from 8 different sports including Rugby League.

> Find out more

Coaching Matters - Digital Editions

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Take a look at the digital editions of Coaching Matters - the official magazine for Rugby League coaches.


You can download any of these issues, simply click on the download icon on the top left-hand side of the digital edition.




> Volume 3 Issue 2
> Volume 3 Issue 1


> Volume 2 Issue 4
> Volume 2 Issue 3
> Volume 2 Issue 2
> Volume 2 Issue 1

> Volume 1 Issue 4
> Volume 1 Issue 3
> Volume 1 Issue 2
> Volume 1 Issue 1

Coaching Edge Article - Brain Training

Coaching Edge

Coaching Edge magazine looks at mind-management techniques for coaches.


> Download the article

Funding Opportunities for Coaching Guide


Produced by sports coach UK in partnership with the England Coaching Network and SkillsActive, the Guide provides information on funding available in England to support coaching.


> Download this resource

Challenging Anti Gay (homophobic) Abuse and Behaviour

Challenging Hom

This guidance document, focusing on challenging anti gay or homophobic abuse and behaviour, is the first of several such documents that the RFL intend to produce.


> Download this resource (PDF)

Perceptions & Experiences of Rugby League: Young LGBT people

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This latest report provides a unique insight into the perceptions and experiences of young LGBT people in relation to Rugby League.


> Download this resource (PDF)

Perceptions & Experiences of Rugby League: Asian Muslim young people

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This research was undertaken by Rugby League to help better understand the specific perceptions and experiences of Rugby League, the potential barriers to participation and ways forward for the future among specific Asian Communities.


> Download this resource (PDF)

Websites and Online Resources/Tools

The following websites and online tools 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.)

  • sports coach UK Resource Bank - searchable library of useful coaching resources
  • 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
  • Coach Clean - anti-doping e-Learning programme for coaches
  • 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
  • Create Development - providers of some of the content in RFL's Level 1 Award

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