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Touch Coaching Courses

Touch Coaching Courses
The ETA are happy to announce that we have added a provisionally second Level 1 Course to the 2012 Coaching Programme to be delivered by current Australian Men 30s Coach John Singh.
If you are interested in this course please fill in the relevant application form and email to as soon as possible.

Registration for the coaching courses is now open

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

n.b Confirmation of your place will only be confirmed on receipt of payment.

CLOSING DATE: 1st August


Application forms

Level 1 Coaching Course - Word format

Level 1 Coaching Course - pdf format

Level 2 Coaching Course - Word format

Level 2 Coaching Course - pdf format

Application forms to please be sent to


If you are interested in improving your game and technical knowledge and putting yourself on the road to being a Touch coach , 2012 is the year to get started. This year we have 2 Level 1 courses and one Level 2 Course on offer.



What: Level 2 Coaching Course
When: 17th- 19th August
Where: Manchester

Duration: 14hours (+15-25hrs home study)

Anticipated times (to be confirmed)

Friday 17th  August:        20h00 – 21h30

Saturday 18th August:    08h00 – 18h00

Sunday 19th August:       08h00 – 12h00

Cost: £140
What: Presenters Course

When: 19th August

Where: Manchester

Duration: 13h00 – 15h00

Cost: £40
What: Presenters Course

When: 22 August

Where: London

Duration: 19h30 – 21h30

Cost: £40
What: Level 1 Coaching Course
When:  26th-27th August
Where: Manchester

Duration: Approx 12 hours

Sunday 26th August:  09h00 – 17h00

Monday 27th August:    09h00 – 13h00
Cost: £85
What: Level 2 Coach  Assessment  (L2 attenders from previous years and 2012 cohort)
When:   1st/2nd Sept
Where: Lilleshall
Duration: TBC
Cost:  TBC
What: Level 1 Coaching Course
When:  07th-09th Sept
Where: Bristol

Duration: Approx 12 hours

Saturday 8th September:  08h00 – 18h00

Sunday 9th September :    08h00 – 11h00
Cost: £85
During the 2012 Coaching Course Program there will be opportunity for Level 2 coaches from 2012 and previous cohorts to be have their coaching assessment and complete their qualification. Anyone interested, please contact Taryn on

Course Information

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 Requirements - None

Course Details
  • 2-day course
  • Approximately 12 hours
  • Presentations, worksheets, DVD analysis
  • On field practical work
Participants Receive
  • Manual
  • Workbook
  • Rules Book
Coaching 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
Course Details
  • 2-½ day course
  • 14 hours
  • PLUS 15 – 25 hours home study
  • Participant presentations
  • Workshops and DVD analysis
  • On field practical work
Participants Receive:
  • Manual
  • Workbook
  • DVD – 100 Touch Down Video Analysis
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.
  • L2 Home Study Workbook
  • Participation in Course
  • Presentation on Course
  • First Aid Course
  • Practical Coaching (needs to be separately arranged)
  1. Assessment during Coaching Session
  2. Assessment during Competition Match


Presenters Courses

This course prepares and assessed Level 2 Coaches to allow them to present and deliver coaching courses. Level 2 participants from previous years and from 2012 will be eligible.

Entry Requirements - Level 2 Coaching Qualification.

For more info on any of these courses, please contact



For those people who don't know much about Dennis Coffey (DC), then here's a quick synopsis: Dennis represented Australia as a player in the inaugural 1988 World Cup, and again in New Zealand in 1991.
He has an extensive resume in coaching at the international level, and recently coached Australian teams at the most recent World Cups in Japan in 2003, and South Africa in 2007.
Dennis is credited with writing the inaugural playing rules of Touch, the Basic Coaching Manual, Community Coaching Manual, and many other coach education resources, including print and DVD / CD materials.
He established the Australian Touch coach education and accreditation system. He is a recipient of an Australian Sports Commission Administrator of the Year Award, the Governor-General's Sport Award, and the Eunice Gill Coach Education Award.

We are England Touch

We are the players. We are the supporters, willing us on. We are the medals, waiting to be won. We are the touchdowns, waiting to be scored. We are the men and women of all ages. We are the talent of today. We are the potential for tomorrow. We are one team. We are England Touch