Starting XV can offer your club a range of packages to help your team and coaches develop and move forward.

Full season packages to one off sessions we can help

The packages are flexible and tailored to your needs if you just want a session to help you with a lineout or a coaching package of 10 weeks covering a number of topics then we have the professional coaches to help.

Starting XV are working with a large number of Mini and junior sections of clubs across the UK, University & College coaching & the adult game right up to helping the professional teams.

So if you are a coach and you need help with a specific session or want to work on a number of things then get in contact with Starting XV and we can discuss what you are looking to work on.


Rick has been working with our U16 team and the improvement has been fantastic! The sessions are interesting and purposeful, so the lads really get something out of it. Rick is very knowledgeable and delivers the sessions with real enthusiasm. I would recommend Rick to teams at all levels as he can tailor the session to suit all abilities, the sessions are a really good addition to our weekly routine and everybody looks forward to them.
John Openshaw, u16's - Glossop RUFC
We have a small committed squad but, due to numbers at training, had struggled to invigorate them into a match day situations. We were quiet, and struggled to communicate forward driving and backs moves for than one or two phases. Rich joined us after we had approached him, having seen the impact he was having on an older age group at the club. The impact was immediate. The lads were extremely attentive and keen to follow the instruction from such an experienced coach. The repertoire of drills he introduced, taking time to brief the coaches and make them repeatable in subsequent sessions run without him, was excellent. The level of communication between the players has increased to a level where they are now going through 5 or 6 phases in a controlled manner and retaining the ball, gaining ground in all areas. Defensively, they have tightened up. Picking their man to tackle and moving on when the ball is released. It is really good to see them communicating as a squad, and the smiling and laughing in changing room after the game knowing they have put in a good shift, is infectious. A big thanks Rick
Stockport RUFC Junior section, Junior Coaches - Stockport RUFC