Tackle SMART

Tackle SMART

Rugby Canada PlaySmart is a player welfare program that aims to educate players, parents, coaches, match officials and administrators on safety in rugby across Canada.

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 training 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 will be delivered through in-person clinics. Contact your provincial union for information on when you can register for a clinic in your area.

The online Tackle SMART resource can be found here: Tackle SMART Coach Reference Manual 

Register for Tackle SMART 


Apr 21 2024


12:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Ivor Dent Sport Park
711 50 St SW, Edmonton, AB T6X 1A4