Tackle Smart 

We are excited to have three Tackle Smart coach PD courses this year! This 3-hour course is aimed at all coaches with all levels of experience and is geared toward high school and intro to contact (U11, U13 & U15) coaches

The goal of this training is to prevent injury in the tackle by giving coaches the competence and confidence to coach the tackle and progress effectively to contact.

Following the course participants should be able to:

  • Confidently and safely introduce the tackle to athletes new to contact.
  • Clearly understand the Laws of the Game relating to the Tackle.
  • Know how to access resources and support from Rugby Canada and World Rugby relating to the Tackle.
  • Clearly understand the intent of Tackle SMART to reduce injury rate.

Tackle Smart Courses

Rugby Canada PlaySmart is a Player Welfare program that aims to educate players, parents, coaches, match officials and administrators on the safety of rugby across Canada.