What is Safe Rugby?
Rugby is one of the fastest growing team sports in Canada. Known as the "sport for all", rugby attracts participants of all sizes, shapes, and abilities. Coaches, Officials, Administrators and Parents must all be responsible for ensuring that the rugby environment is FUN and SAFE for its participants.
To assist coaches, officials, administrators, and parents in the game, Rugby Canada's Development Department has re-produced two resources developed by the RFU dealing specifically with safety within the game of rugby. These documents are part of a national initiative entitled "Safe Rugby".
2012 Safe Rugby Clinics
* Please note you do not have to pre register for Safe Rugby *
(Free of Charge but mandatory for all Coaches and Officials)
March 11 - Regina 1pm-3pm (St Martin's Parish Church)
March 18 - Saskatoon 1pm-3pm (Saskatoon Field House )
If your club is interested in holding a special group session, please contact the SRU Office.
If you are unable to attend any of the schedule dates no worries, you can complete the IRB's Rugby Ready online program.
You will need to sign up... follow the program... and save and/or print the certificate at the end then fax/email to the SRU at 306-781-6021 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to Contact
Building a Safe Scrum
The primary aim of Rugby Canada's Approach to Safe Rugby program is to provide coaches, referees and club administrators with the required knowledge, skills and leadership abilities to ensure that safety principles and best practice principles are incorporated into all aspects of contact Rugby.
There are five distinct elements of the program. A number of these have sub-categories with distinct objectives of a specific nature.
1. Duty of Care & Risk Management
2. Balance and Stability
3. Introduction to Contact: Tackle, Post-tackle support, Rucks and Mauls
4. Building Safe Scrums: Safe Scrum Formation (1v1, 3v3, 5v5, 8v8), Pre-engagement, Safe Stable and Square Engagement, Contesting for the Ball, "May Day" Protocol
5. Injury Protocol: Injury Prevention, Care of Injured Players, Implementing IRB Regulation 10 Medical (Concussion)
SAFE RUGBY SESSION = 2 hours
Introduction 10-15 minutes
Duty of Care & Risk Management 10-15 minutes
Balance & Stability 25-30 minutes
Introduction to Contact 40-45 minutes
Building Safe Scrums 30-35 minutes
Injury Protocol 15-20 minutes
Summary and Administration 10 minutes
Additional Resource Materials
Course Introduction to Rugby Canada's Approach to Safe Rugby
May Day Protocol
Safe Rugby Skills and Activities