The Smart Rugby Program concentrates on the aspects of Rugby identified as being responsible for injuries and recommends best practice to achieve effective, safe Rugby.
At each course participants run through the following 2.5 hour program. As a coach its see as mandatory that you cover these elements in your training sessions throughout the season.
Introduction to Playing Smart
Balance and Stability
Tackle and Tackle Law
Support at the Ruck and Maul
Scrum - Basic Safety
Lineouts and Restarts
Conclusion and Question Time
Sign Off and Administration
To support coaches throughout the season the ARU has created a SmartRugby Checklist (located at the back of your SmartRugby booklet).
The face-to-face course ensures that all coaches and referees are upskilled in the correct techniques to develop confidence in contact amongst their participants. Coaches are required to cover this material in on-field sessions to players prior to the commencement of each season. Referees are required to understand the material and apply to the management of all games.
The techniques learnt are built into regular training and playing throughout the season, so that SmartRugby becomes an integral part of coaching and refereeing at your club, school or association.