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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Coach the game of rugby on provincial level 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264736  Coach the game of rugby on provincial level 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners qualifying against this unit standard will be able to coach the game of rugby to players with a good understanding of the sport. In addition, the learner will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the game of rugby, coaching the technical and strategic principles of the sport.

The leaner will be able to demonstrate the skills and competencies required to coach intermediate to advanced players in the skills of the sport and prepare teams for 15 man and sevens rugby. Learners qualifying against this unit standard may apply coaching skills in a school, community club or organisation in the capacity of performance level coaches, senior club and school coaches or Provincial Coaches.

On achievement of this unit standard the learner will understand and be able to:
  • Apply the laws governing the game of rugby.
  • Plan and implement rugby coaching sessions.
  • Apply coaching techniques for technical and tactical skills development for the game of rugby.
  • Apply rugby strategy and record keeping skills.
  • Reflect on coaching performance. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4
  • The unit standard; "Coach the fundamental principles of the game of rugby" (SAQA ID 244561). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Where applicable, range statements have been included under individual specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply the laws governing the game of rugby. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Records of games are used to interpret the laws of the game as it applies to a range of game situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The laws of the game is applied in tactical and technical coaching of the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Laws of the game are applied in support of individual and team safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Individual and team performance and conduct are analysed and addressed within the context of adherence to the rules of the game. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan and implement rugby coaching sessions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The tactical and technical objectives of the game are determined as they apply to positional play and performance analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Performance analysis is conducted to determine tactical and technical strengths and weaknesses of opposition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Coaching requirements for a rugby season are identified as it applies to individual players as well as the team. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to:
  • Identities of rugby and functional role analysis, tackling skills, handling skills, running and kicking skills and continuity, conditioning for fitness, strength and endurance, handling of the ball, positional play and performance.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A seasonal coaching plan is drafted which incorporates practice sessions, objectives and planned activities based on periodisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Resources requirements are planned for rugby practice sessions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources planning includes but is not limited to; Venues, equipment, facilities, administration.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Risk management is done for the planning of practice sessions through the identification of safety principles and requirements relating to individual players and the team. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safety includes but is not limited to:
  • Ttransfer of skills and techniques, the correction and application of techniques in contact situations, conditioning sessions player conduct, prohibiting of dangerous play.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply coaching techniques for technical and tactical skills development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different coaching techniques are used for the reinforcement of tactical and technical skills of the sport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Goal setting is utilised as a technique in individual and team coaching and preparation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tactical and technical skills of the game are coached as it applies to identities of rugby and the functional role of positions of the game. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Functioning role includes but is not limited to; Mini-units - rucks, maul, units-forwards and backs and team skills-attacking, defence, tactics.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Mental conditioning techniques are utilised in the coaching of tactical and technical skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Principles of biomechanics and nutrition are used in support of physical conditioning of players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The principles of visual preparation are utilised to improve performance of players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Feedback techniques are used as it applies to individual and team motivation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to:
  • Verbal communication including voice projection and use of correct terminology of the sport, non-verbal communication as applicable to the sport.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply rugby strategy and record keeping skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The requirements for tactical play for the different positions in the team are identified as it applies to the agreed game strategies for the team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Analysis of individual and team strengths and weaknesses as well as those of the opposition are used to determine game strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Individual and team objectives relating to strategy are incorporated in coaching of the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Selection techniques are applied in support of tactical decisions and game strategies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Player and club administration are conducted to ensure currency and accuracy of information and progress tracking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A logbook is maintained so as to record conducted coaching sessions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Reflect on coaching performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own coaching performance is evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of a variety of coaching and conditioning techniques are evaluated in relation to the meeting of individual and team objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Coaching records are maintained to record coaching sessions and modifications to coaching plans. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing an individual against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA. In particular, such assessors must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements. Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge, skill and understanding which should be embedded in the process to enable the learner to become competent in all of the Specific Outcomes, based on the appropriate Assessment Criteria, for this unit standard, includes:
  • Sport terminology.
  • Rules/Laws of the game.
  • Values and ethics of the game of rugby and sport in general.
  • Protocol of rugby as a sport.
  • Principles of fitness and conditioning.
  • Club administration and record keeping.
  • Provincial administration requirements.
  • Communication/leadership skills.
  • Safety and injury prevention.
  • Lesson planning.
  • Keeping of registers, a log- book and how to notate the evidence of coaching and self-reflection of coaching methods.
  • Handling of safety and emergency incidents.
  • Risk management as it applies to the game of rugby.
  • Selection requirements.
  • Principles of the Identities of the Game.
  • Functional Role Analysis. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The planning and conducting of coaching sessions at provincial level will require the addressing of situations associated with the progression of activities and skills of the individual both in terms of positional and team performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork is supported in the working with others and in a team as it relates to the coaching of individuals at provincial level. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self organisation and management is supported in the planning, conducting and recording of coaching sessions as it applies to coaching at provincial level. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The effective planning of individual progression associated with the tactical and technical honing of the skills of the sport will require the collection, analysis and interpretation of information that will be used to assist the provincial level coach to plan and adjust coaching interventions so as to support the personal development of players. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective communication is supported in the planning and conducting of coaching sessions in the use of written and verbal communication skills on club level. In addition written communication skills are supported via the administrative requirements associated with provincial level coaching. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The practices associated with the sport as well as the impact of the sport on an individual and group basis supports and understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems. The consideration of personal objectives, coaching requirements as well as the individual performance of judokas enhances the requirement to understand the world as a set of interrelated systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  64369   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Coaching: Juniors/Beginners  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  67695   National Certificate: Coaching Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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