The Youth Rugby pathway is the U19 Law form of the game in clubs and schools.

Youth Rugby is about teaching the U19 law form of the game and guiding players on their performance pathway.

To coach Youth Rugby you must complete a Smart Rugby course and a Foundation Certificate Course.

After completing your Smart Rugby course Rugby Australia encourages coaches to complete one or more of the below courses to gain a deeper understanding.

These courses are a mix of online and face-to-face.

Please contact your State or Member Union here to enroll in a course and enquire about the fees.

Certificate program

  • Foundation Certificate Course which includes a Smart Rugby course

Accreditation program

  • Level 1 coaching program

Continual Professional Development  programs

  • Coaching Youth
  • Get into Rugby program at Rugby Clubs
  • Junior Sevens at Rugby Clubs and Schools

For those coaches working within representative programs of U16 and above Rugby Australia encourages you to complete the below:

  • Developing Coach Program (Level 2 coaching program)
  • Assessing Coach program