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RISE Rugby League Development Program



We strive to improve and always value Rugby League. Through our game, we will develop knowledge and skills that form positive lifelong habits.

Supported by the Australian Government and Sport Australia, in partnership with the National Rugby League.

RISE Intro

What is the RISE Development Program?

The RISE Rugby League Development Program provides aspirational Junior Rugby League players (Under 13 - Under 15 years) and coaches with an avenue to obtain specialised training and education through a holistic Rugby League development experience.



2022 Program Locations & Dates.

The 2022 RISE program will be run nationally. The program consists of 5 face to face sessions delivered throughout the season culminating in games and an accreditation course across varying dates from March to October for players, coaches and support staff. 

For more information and to apply, choose your relevant program below.



The RISE Rugby League Development Program consists of FOUR development areas, continue down for more information.

Prepare to Play

Prepare to Play

The Prepare to Play Program is a prescribed warm up that consists of a sequence of evidence based activities that aim to develop key physical competencies to increase athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury.

Physical Development

Physical Development

The RISE Physical Development program has been designed to introduce the foundations of strength and conditioning and to help players develop their fundamental movement patterns.



Technical and Tactical Development

Technical and Tactical Development

The Technical & Tactical Skill Workshops have been designed to improve the players Attacking and Defensive skills using age and stage appropriate activities that are tailored to suit each playing group.

The Life-Fit Program

The Life-Fit Program

The Life-Fit Program is delivered in partnership with Griffith University’s School of Applied Psychology. Players will participate in a series of online modules and training activities to develop some socio-emotional skills to help them tackle life’s challenges. In addition, players will have the opportunity to complete a mental health & well-being assessment (upon parent consent), and receive personalised support from qualified psychologists.

RISE Program Vision

RISE Program Vision

All our actions are founded on our values: Respect, Inspire, Selfless, Excellence.

RISE Program Research

RISE Research

Read through the research and trials that have led to the development of the RISE Rugby League Development Program Initiative.

Return to Framework

Find out more about the Player Development Framework (PDF).