Senior Club Coach (SCC)

Overview: The National Rugby League Senior Club Coach Course is the second level of NRL Coach accreditation in Australia and is aimed at Senior Coaches, Junior Representative Coaches and Club Coach Coordinators. 

Eligibility: To apply for a Senior Club Coaching Course, applicants will need to have an International Games (IGC) or Club Coach certificate for at least 12 months. They will also be required to be coaching a team 15 years or older. Some courses will have limited spots and applicants will be accepted based on current coaching commitments. 

Cost: The cost varies depending on whats offered at each individual course. Most courses are $300

Minimum age: 18

Duration: The senior club coach is run over 26 hours face to face. Most courses are conducted from Friday - Sunday

Course Content: The Senior Club Coaching Course covers the following modules:

  • Coach as a Manager
  • Communication
  • Programme Planning
  • Coaching Methods
  • Analysing Performance
  • Nutrition
  • Sports Safety
  • Coaches Legal Responsibilities
  • Advanced Skills
  • Attack & Defence
  • Scrums
  • Conditioning for Rugby League
  • Sports Psychology 
  • Laws of the Game

Becoming Accredited: In order to gain the Senior Club Coaching Accreditation, you will be required to:

  1. Complete a pre-course assignment.
  2. Attend all modules delivered at the Senior Club Coaching Course.
  3. Complete a post course assessment task.
  4. Be assessed as competent at training and on game day. 


Senior Club Coaching Courses

To apply for a Senior Club Coaching Course, click on the relevant course below and complete the application process.

Coaching Accreditation

The NRL offers a range of coaching courses designed to educate coaches at all levels of the game. Click on a course below to learn what is involved.

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