This year will see a change in delivery of the workshops. The workshops will be delivered in accordance with the 3 Developmental stages – BEGINNING, LEARNING & PLAYING

This style of delivery will allow us as a union to ensure we have the right resources available on the day and will encourage more involvement from the audience as topics will be more age appropriate

These workshops are Compulsory for ALL coaches & assistant coaches as all coaches are required to undergo the Police Vetting process to ensure that our game and our players are safe.

ALL Coaches/Managers will be required to upload their MY VACCINE PASS (MVP) on their registration form.  (NB. Coaches/Managers involved in game days).


BEGINNING (U6 & U7) Grades - Saturday 23 April, 9.30am @ Papakura RFC

PLAYING (U12 – U13) Grades - Wednesday 27 April, 6.00pm @ Navigation Homes Stadium

LEARNING (U8 – U11) Grades - Saturday 30 April, 9.30am @ Bombay RFC

Registration starts 30 minutes prior to start time, coaches must be registered 15 minutes prior then the workshop will start promptly at the given time

POLICE VETTING ID requirements:

Coaches are required to bring the following ID along to the Workshop

  1. A driver license.
  2. And anyone of the following secondary ID’s (Firearms license, NZ Passport, Birth Certificate)

What to bring to the workshops:

  • Water
  • Appropriate clothing for a light training session on the field.
  • Jacket if wet (please dress for the weather).

Three Easy Steps For Small Black Coaches

1.  PLEASE COMPLETE the online form and submit.

2.  MUST attend one of the Small Blacks Courses.  

3.  PLEASE bring 2 forms of ID.