Small Blacks Coaching Courses

6th Grade through to 13th grades

ALL coaches / assistant coaches MUST attend one of the following courses:

Registration starts at 8:30am, Coaches must be registered by 9am.  Course starts promptly at 9am-11:00am

  • Small Blacks RADICOOL (Rippa – see notes below) Saturday April 4 @ Navigation Homes Stadium, Pukekohe
  • Small Blacks (Tackle – see notes below) Saturday April 18 @ Navigation Homes Stadium, Pukekohe
  • Small Blacks (Combined) Sunday April 19 @ Navigation Homes Stadium, Pukekohe

ALL coaches that are coaching in 2020 MUST attend the whole course.  Police Vetting – We have been advised from NZR that all Small Black coaches MUST bring two forms of ID.  One must be a drivers licence and the other birth certificate etc..  

ID requirements

Coaches are required to bring the following ID along to Small Black courses

  1. A driver license
  2. And anyone of the following secondary ID’s (Firearms license, NZ Passport, Birth Certificate)

What to bring:

·         Water

·         Appropriate clothing for a light training session on the field.

·         Jacket if wet (please dress for the weather).


  • ALL coaches have the option to register online (preferable and quicker) OR paper registration forms are available at the workshop.  2019 registered coaches will receive an email invite to register OR if you have a new coach go to your club website to complete a new registration online form.


1.  PLEASE COMPLETE the online form and submit.

2.  MUST attend one of the Small Blacks Courses.  

3.  PLEASE bring 2 forms of ID.

Your clubs website has been updated and an email has been sent inviting coaches to re-register.


A course designed to suit the needs of ALL coaches, coaching the non-contact forms of rugby including Rippa Rugby and Quick Rip. Coaches in the following grades must attend

  • U6 – U7
  • Year 5 & 6 boys Quick
  • Year 7 & 8 Girls
  • Year 7 & 8 Boys
  • Year 7 & 8 Mixed


This course is designed to suit the needs of ALL coaches in the contact grades with a specific focus on player safety and team management. All coaches in the 8th – 13th grades must attend this course.

Nga mihi

Jeremy Wara


Counties Manukau Rugby Football Union

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