IRANZ Live Stage 1 – Foundation

Our 4 day Foundation programme enables aspiring coaches to develop their own coaching template, where to start, how to build skills, the team, and a framework for patterns of play. Learning from the worlds’ greatest coaches, you will leave with a detailed plan going forward.

Topics covered

  • Finding your coaching philosophy
  • Team Culture
  • Planning your season  
  • Building a skills plan
  • Game based learning
  • Building a scrum   
  • Principals of attack & defence
  • Ball into contact
  • Building a lineout

IRANZ Online Presenters

Colin Cooper

Professional roles: All Black Maori Head Coach 2013-2017, Hurricanes Head Coach 2003-10, Chiefs Head Coach 2018-2019

IRANZ Staff Coach Brian Ashton

Brian Ashton

Professional roles: England Head Coach 2006-2008/1998-2002/1985, Ireland Head Coach 1996-1998

Dave Ellis

Proffessional roles: IRANZ Skills Coach 2002-2012/2019-present. Blues Assistant/Skills Coach 2016-2018. Connacht Assistant/Skills Coach 2013-2015.

All Black Coach Mike Cron at IRANZ

Mike Cron

Professional roles: All Black Forward Coach and Scrum Coach 2004-2019. Wales Scrum Coach 2002 – 2003.

Mick Byrne

Professional roles: All Blacks Skills Coach/Assistant Coach 2005-2015, Scotland Skills Coach 2002-2005, Wallabies Skills Coach 2016-2019

Course details

Sessions run as follows:

Thursday & Friday from 8am – 11am NZDT. Saturday & Sunday from 8am – 1pm NZDT. (New Zealand dates and times are shown. Please apply this to your own time zone) 

Each session consists of two modules on day 1 & 2 and three modules on day 3 & 4 which each last for 90 minutes. Each 90-minute module works off a crafted IRANZ format of Theory/Presentation 30-40 min, video/examples/workshop – 20-30 min and then discussion/question and answers for the remaining 20-40 minutes.

All sessions are recorded and coach participants are able to access the recordings after the programme has finished, by subscribing annually to our platform, allowing the sessions to be enjoyed and reviewed long after the programme has finished. 

Each course is strictly limited to 16 Coaches. Places will go fast, so register now through the course application below. 

Course Applications 

Please complete the registration form below to complete your application.

Start DateThursday, 3 March 2022
End DateSunday, 6 March 2022
Capacity16 per coursePrice $1250 NZD

To enable the registration process to be completed as smoothly as possible please ensure your coaching resume is filled out to the best of your ability. 

Very enjoyable and a wonderful learning experience


Anthony Seibold, Brisbane Bronco & South Sydney Rabbitohs Head Coach

Anthony Attended IRANZ Live in September.

I was really grateful for the openness of all the presenters and the humility of everyone involved.


Dave Wessels, Melbourne Rebels Head Coach

Dave Attended IRANZ Live in September.