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The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is here to help you be the best coach that you can be. When you take an NCCP clinic, you'll gain rugby technical abilities as well as leadership and decision-making skills. NCCP training will open doors to new opportunities in coaching and in life. To find out more on which coaching level you need to take please click on the links below for more information.


NCCP Community Initiation /

IRB Level 1 Coaching Course – Click Here

 


NCCP Competition Introduction /

IRB Level 2 Coaching Course – Click Here


NCCP Competition Development /

IRB Level 3 Coaching Course – Click Here


 

Welcome to the Rugby Canada’s National Coaching Certification program. Over the last 12 months Rugby Canada has worked extensively with the International Rugby Board (IRB) to align its coaching programs to with the most up to date coaching literature available in the game. As a result all of the NCCP coaching programs for rugby are now merged with the IRB coaching programs providing coaches with both an NCCP and IRB certificate at each of its contexts. In doing so it has also opened up all of the resources available to coaches that are housed at the new IRB portal www.irbpassport.com

 

 


Concussion guidelines

 
   

The IRB takes Player Welfare seriously and played a central role in the development of the Zurich Consensus (2008) on Concussion in Sport on which these guidelines are based. The guidelines were designed to be used by physicians and other health professionals as well as team management, teachers, parents and players. The guidelines are meant to ensure that players who suffer concussion are managed effectively to protect their long-term health and welfare. Scientific knowledge in the field of concussion is constantly evolving and the consensus process will make sure that the IRB guidelines will keep pace with these changes.

What is concussion?

Concussion is a complex process caused by trauma that transmits force to the brain either directly or indirectly and results in temporary impairment of brain function. Its development and resolution are rapid and spontaneous. A player can sustain a concussion without losing consciousness. Concussion is associated with a graded set of clinical signs and symptoms that resolve sequentially. Concussion reflects a functional rather than structural injury and standard neuro-imaging is typically normal.

CONCUSSION MUST BE TAKEN EXTREMELY SERIOUSLY.

Summary principles

  1. Concussion must be taken extremely seriously to safeguard the long-term welfare of players.
  2. Players suspected of having concussion must be removed from play and must not resume 
play in the match.
  3. Players suspected of having concussion must be medically assessed.
  4. Players suspected of having concussion or diagnosed with concussion must go through a 
graduated return to play protocol (GRTP).
  5. Players must receive medical clearance before returning to play.

Concussion producing forces are common in Rugby; fortunately, most of these do not result in concussion. There is widespread variation in the initial effects of concussion.

Recovery is spontaneous often with rapid resolution of signs, symptoms and changes in cognition (minutes to days). This could increase the potential for players to ignore concussion symptoms at the time of injury or return to play prior to the full recovery from a diagnosed concussion. This may result in a more serious brain injury or a prolonged recovery period.

The potential for serious and prolonged injury emphasizes the need for comprehensive medical assessment and follow- up until the concussion has fully resolved. Returning to play before complete resolution of the concussion exposes the player to recurrent concussions that might take place with ever decreasing forces. There are concerns that repeat concussion could shorten a player’s career and may have some potential to result in permanent neurological impairment.

Players must be honest with themselves and medical staff for their own protection.

 

 

YOUTH CLINIC FOR GIRLS AGED 10-18

WITH NATIONAL SENIOR WOMEN'S TEAM

WEDNESDAY, 16TH APRIL 2014

6PM-7.30PM

COST: $25

RUGBY CANADA CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE, LANGFORD PARKWAY, LANGFORD

REGISTER HERE

CLINIC INCLUDES AN AUTOGRAPH SESSION WITH PLAYERS


 

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