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2013 Touch Coaching Courses

2013 Touch Coaching Courses

The ETA are pleased to announce the following Coaching Courses for 2013. This is an exciting time for the ETA and its affiliates as we look to build from grass-roots to an international level.

Registration for the coaching courses is now open

There are limited spaces on all courses and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please download, complete and submit your application to, to secure your place.


Application form




What: Intermediate / Level 1 Coaching Course

When: 10th & 12th of May

Where: London (NTS 2)

Duration: 10hrs

Friday 10th.   7pm-8.30pm

Sunday 12th.  9am-5.30pm

Cost: £50


What: Introductory/Community Coaching Course

When: 2nd June. 10am-2.00pm

Where: Cambridge (NTS 3)

Duration: 4hrs

Cost: £30


What: Introductory/Community Coaching Course

When: 30th June. 10am-2.00pm

Where: Widnes

Duration: 4hrs

Cost: £30


What: Intermediate / Level 1 Coaching Course

When: 5th & 7th July

Where: Manchester (NTS 4)

Duration: 10hrs

Friday 5th.   7pm-8.30pm

Sunday 7th.  9am-5.30pm

Cost: £50


What: Intermediate /Level 1 Coaching Course

When: 12th & 14th July

Where: TBC (CTS 4)

Duration: 12hrs

Friday 12th.    6pm-9pm

Sunday 14th.  9am-6pm

Cost: £50


What: Presenters Course*

When: Thursday 25th July. 7pm-10pm

Where: Manchester

Duration: 3hrs

Cost: £30


What: Advanced / Level 2 Coaching Course*

When: 26th & 28th July

Where: TBC (NTS Finals Location)

Duration: 10-12hrs (+15-20hrs home study)

Friday 12th.  7.00pm-9.00pm

Sunday 14th. 8.30am-6.30pm

Cost: £100

*Subject to change

n.b. All costs include: All course materials, light refreshments


Course Information

Introductory/Community Coaching Course

Entry Requirements – NoneCoaching Topics Include:

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Intermediate / Level One

Entry level course for anyone wanting to start coaching and learn more about the game of Touch. Aimed at current and potential community school, club to regional coaches.

Entry RequirementsNoneCoaching Topics Include:
  • Introduction to Coaching
  • Role of the Coach
  • Individual skills
  • Sub Unit Skills
  • Improving Performance
  • Fitness for Touch
  • The Junior Athlete
  • Team Skills
  • Game Sense
  • Planning
  • Sports Safety and Injuries
  • Rules of Touch and the important Practical Observations & Assessments
Course Assessment
  • Course Work
  • Rules examination
  • Course participation
  • Practical Coaching – assessed on course


Level Two

Advanced Coaching for those with good knowledge of the game and coaching experience. Aimed at the elite level of the sport.
Entry Requirements - Level 1 coaching qualification required*.
*Experienced Touch players with teaching or coaching qualification may be eligible for dispensation from the Level 1. However, this is not advised.
Coaching Topics Include:
  • Planning for Touch
  • Risk Management
  • Coaching Better
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Principles of Training
  • Speed, Strength
  • Flexibility and Power Training
  • Growth and Development of Touch Players
  • Nutrition, Building a Better Team
  • Sports Medicine
  • Managing People
  • Advanced Individual & Sub Unit Skills
  • Analysis of Individuals
  • Tactics and Set Plays
  • Team Analysis
  • Talent Identification, and Coaching for Varying Events
Course Assessment
  • L2 Home Study Workbook
  • Participation in Course
  • Presentation on Course
  • Practical Coaching (needs to be separately arranged, as per 1 & 2 below)
  1. Assessment during Coaching Session
  2. Assessment during Competition Match


Presenters Courses

This course prepares and assesses Level 2 Coaches to allow them to present and deliver coaching courses. Level 2 participants from previous years will be eligible.

Entry Requirements

Level 1 / Intermediate Coaching Qualification (allows you to present Introductory Course)

Level 2 / Advanced Coaching qualification  (allows you to present Intermediate Course)


For further info on any of the above courses, please contact or

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