Coaching 2019

I would like to provide you an update on 2019 Coaching Courses. I have been communicating some changes via the club presidents/secretaries but I understand this information might not be getting passed down.


Yesterday we were advised by the NRL that both the new Community Coaching Course (U6’s-U12’s) and the International Games Coaching Course (U13’s+) will be made FREE for 2019 as a gesture of appreciation for NRL Victoria adopting the Player Development Framework.


While NRL Victoria has not passed on these costs in the past anyway with our reimbursement policy this decision for 2019 will benefit clubs/coaches as there will be no upfront cost for coaches to enrol in their relevant courses.


For the International Games Coaching Course scheduled for Sunday 17th March, those coaches who have already enrolled and paid their $35 will be able to request a refund. The course is now set at no cost for any future enrolments. I will email all current participants to explain to them the refund policy.


In regards to the new coaching course for U6’s-U12’s I should have information to share with you in the next week or so. For this course there will be separate online modules depending on what team a coach is coaching E.G 6’s-7’s, 8’s-9’s and 10’s-12’s with the Face to Face course all together. Victoria and South East Queensland are the only 2 areas trialling this new course in 2019 as both areas are adopting the Player Development Framework. At this stage the Face to Face courses will be run in early May as we want these coaches to have some experience coaching before the Face to Face however they will need to complete their online modules prior to this.

Ryan Walker