Rugby Skills Academy

High quality rugby coaching developing hybrid players of the future

  • Weekly training sessions to develop technical skills, game understanding & fitness

  • Different themes each week covering fundamental skills e.g. passing, kicking, evasion etc

  • Fun, engaging & competitive sessions under floodlights

  • Develops self-confidence, creativity, decision making & resilience

  • Outstanding coaches (RFU  Level 2+ & enhanced-DBS)

  • £10 per session (sold in 6 week blocks - £60)

Our locations

Crawley RFC - every Wednesday

Autumn 2020 - 11/11/2o to 16/12/20

U11 to U13 - 6pm to 7pm

U14 to U16 - 7pm to 8pm

Warlingham RFC - every Thursday

Autumn 2020 - 12/11/2o to 17/12/20

U11 to U13 - 6pm to 7pm

U14 to U16 - 7pm to 8pm


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Email to register your interest

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Rugby Skills Academy

Rugby Skills Academy


Our Rugby Skills Academy gives players the weekly opportunity to improve their technical skills, game understanding and fitness increasing self-confidence, creativity, decision making & resilience


What is included?

  • 1 hour of technical rugby skills coaching per week (6 week blocks)

  • Improve your technical skills

  • Improve your game understanding

  • Improve your rugby-specific fitness

  • Receive high quality feedback to improve your performance

  • Photos & videos of your academy training (parent/guardian consent required)​

A typical session format (1 hour)

  • Warm up - 5 mins

  • Strength & conditioning to improve components of fitness e.g. speed or agility - 10 mins

  • Learning skills in isolation e.g. grubber kick - 15 mins

  • Applying these skills into competitive situations under pressure - 30 minutes

What is the cost?

£10 per session (1 hour of training per week)

Our Rugby Skills Academy is sold in 6 week blocks (to ensure long term player progress) 

The total cost is £60 (£10 x 6 weeks)

Payment must be made via BACS before the first session. 

What do I need to bring/prepare?


  • Bring a personal drinks bottle to keep you hydrated (ideally water)​

  • Wear boots & trainers (to suit the variable terrain)

  • Wear a mouth guard during rugby activities

  • Wear suitable sports clothing for outdoor sessions including rain jacket for wet weather (no jeans)

  • Bring a personal towel to wipe sweat

  • Bring medication for any personal medical needs e.g. asthma pump & epi-pen etc 

  • We recommend that you eat sufficient food 2+ hours before your training to ensure that you have enough energy to perform (ideally complex carbohydrates). We advise not to eat snacks during the session. Please do not bring any food that contains nuts as some player may have severe allergies

  • We advise that you wear a face mask to wear for drop off/pick up


More information about our Rugby Skills Academy

  • Our training sessions run for 1 hour. Please arrive 5 minutes early at the start

  • Players must register at the start with the coaching team

  • Players should arrive ready changed for the session (no changing facilities)

  • Players must abide by our code of conduct to promote a positive coaching environment

  • Players are to take full responsibility for their own valuables. We do not accept any responsibility for lost or damaged valuables

  • Please note that we may take photos and videos during the training sessions which may be shared online including social media. Consent or non-consent for your child "to be included in photos and videos during training sessions, which may be used for promotion and/or advertising" is included in our online booking form. We will abide by your decision regarding photo and video consent

  • Players must sign out with the coaching team at the end of the session. Parental consent must be provided in the booking form allowing the player to travel home independently at the end

  • Family members may observe the training sessions but must stay socially distanced at all times

Other information

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Government & RFU guidance towards playing Rugby Union

In August 2020, the RFU published an updated Return to Rugby Activities Road Map. We are currently in Stage D which allows 'Adapted Contact Training & Non-Contact Fixtures' provided all parties involved follow strict hand hygiene, equipment sharing kept to a minimum, social distancing and no face-to-face contact (see infographic below). 

​If the government response changes towards COVID-19 (tighter restrictions e.g. national lockdown) or England Rugby reverses the Return to Rugby Activities Road Map, then this may result in the temporary postponement of our Rugby Skills Academy for the health and safety of our players and coaches. Any postponed sessions under these circumstances will be added onto the end of the scheduled 6 week block and communicated clearly with the parent/guardian of each player. 

Our guidelines towards COVID-19

Our player & coaches health, safety & wellbeing is our number one priority. We follow strict health & safety measures before & after our Rugby Skills Academy sessions (in addition to our usual measures of best practice). 

  • Underlying health conditions (including asthma/allergies) declared on our online booking form.

  • Register taken of the players, parents and coaches to support with the Track & Trace process.

  • All sessions are outdoors on grass under floodlights (boots & trainers advised).

  • Strict hand washing hygiene. Players & coaches to wash hands using anti-bacterial sanitiser before, during & after every session. Anti-bacterial hand sanitiser will be provided for all players. 

  • All equipment cleaned using disinfectant before & after every session.

  • Social distancing of 2m+ encouraged between the players, parents and coaches.

  • No face-to-face or physical contact including shaking hands.

  • Players to come ready for the session (no changing facilities).

  • Players to bring their own bag and drinks bottle (no sharing of personal belongings).

  • Players to take responsibility for their own valuables.

  • Use of towels encouraged to wipe sweat during breaks.

  • Wash all kit including training t-shirt between sessions.

  • First Aid to be administered in an emergency using gloves & face mask.

  • We advise that you and family members wear a face mask for drop off and pick up.

These health and safety guidelines will ensure the safe delivery of rugby activities for our players and coaches during the COVID-19 pandemic. Download our full Health & Safety Policy (COVID-19)

Symptoms & positive test results for COVID-19

Q. What should I do if I develop symptoms or a positive test result for COVID-19?

Symptoms of COVID-19 - player, parent or family member

If a player, parent or family member develops symptoms of COVID-19 then you must not attend any sessions until you have received a negative test result or you have self-isolated for 14+ days (from the date of that contact). 

Positive COVID-19 test result - player, parent or family member

If a player, parent or family member receives a positive test result then you must not attend any sessions and contact us immediately to alert any other people who may be directly affected. You will be required to self-isolate for 14+ days (from the date of that contact) before attending our sessions. 


Q. What will we do if our coaching team develops symptoms or a positive test result for COVID-19?

Symptoms of COVID-19 

If a coach develops symptoms of COVID-19 then this coach will not attend our sessions until they have received a negative test result and/or they have self-isolated for 14+ days (from the date of that contact). 

Positive COVID-19 test result

We will contact you immediately if any of our coaching team receive a positive test result. We have rigorous health and safety measures which our coaches have agreed to follow in response to COVID-19, meaning that there should not be any close contact between the coach and the player (defined by the government as; direct close contact of 1m; proximity contact of 1-2 metres for 15+ minutes; and/or travelling in a small vehicle with an infected person). If a coach receives a positive test result then the coach will self-isolate for 14+ days (from the date of that contact) until returning to coach any of our sessions.


Click here for information regarding postponed sessions due to COVID-19. 


Additional documents

The Rugby Coach

Our Player Code of Conduct

Our Safeguarding Policy
Our First Aid Policy

Our Refund Policy

Our Health & Safety Policy (COVID-19)

England Rugby documents

Safeguarding Children
Age Grade Codes of Practice

Player Welfare (Rugby Safe)


Additional information


Booking confirmation - You will receive a booking confirmation by email from once your booking form has been submitted.

Payment - Payment must be made via BACS after the booking form has been submitted.

Offers - 10% off when you book 2 or more players from the same family (friends do not qualify for this discount). Please deduct 10% off your payment via BACS for 2 or more siblings.


Coupon codes - Please make sure that any coupon codes are entered in CAPITAL letters. Coupon codes entered in lower case will not be recognised

Currency - All bookings must be made in pound sterling (£)

Delivery Policy - There are no delivery charges for bookings made for our Rugby Skills Academy

Accepted payment methods

High quality rugby coaching developing hybrid players of the future


The Rugby Coach Ltd

15 Chaldon Way



United Kingdom


07585 523 218

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