Coach Development

The Coaching tract will encompass both non-contact and contact for coaches of all levels. It will build from basic safety and new player skills to development and top level performance.Coaching 7’s pathway is being developed and will 

Foundations Courses for contact and non-contact will be the same.

Rugby Ready

Concussion Awareness

Safe Sport

Coaching Non-Contact

Foundations
Level 1– Introduction to Coaching Non-Contact
Level 2– Coaching Non-Contact Advanced
Level 3– Coaching Adult Non-Contact

Coaching Contact
Foundations
Level 1 Coach
World Rugby Level 1/USA Rugby 200 In-Person
– Online offerings by USA Rugby and/or partners
Level 1  Professional Development:
-Pass/Catch and using space
-Set piece basics and safety
-Game Management Guidelines and law changes
-Defense structure and alignment
-Kicking basics
-Lineout safety and basics
– At least one in person seminar focusing on above Professional Development

Level 2 Coach
World Rugby Level 2/USA Rugby 300
 Level 2  Professional Development:
-Film Analysis
-Skill Development 
-Player Selection
-Long Term Player Development 
-Coaching Philosophy 
-Select Side Training
-Game Planning 
– In person seminar focusing on Level 2 Professional Development

Level 3 Coach
 World Rugby Level 3/USA Rugby 400
For the coach aspiring to coach at the highest levels who has significant experience to date
Level 3 Professional Development:
-Select side team prep
-Elite talent recognition and tracking
-Advanced game planning and tactics
– In person offerings- Shadow of International/Pro level program 

High Performance Coach
-Determined by performance and selection process
-Continued ongoing education including shadow/upscaling to highest level programs-Feedback from HP Director on development 
 

Coaching 7’s

Foundations Courses

Level 1
World Rugby Level 1/USA Rugby 200 In-Person
– Online offerings by USA Rugby and/or partners

Level 2
World Rugby Coaching 7’s Level 1
World Rugby Level 2/USA Rugby 300 Coaching

Level 3
World Rugby Coaching 7’s Level 2

Level 4/High Performance
-Determined by performance and selection process
-Continued ongoing education including shadow/upscaling to highest level programs-Feedback from HP Director on development 

Professional Development Courses Currently Offered

Certification Courses in Your Area

 

Click to begin the Coaching Development pathway, or pick up where you’ve left off:

Level 1Level 2Level 3

High Performance


LATEST COACHING NEWS

USA Rugby Announces Project SOAR

New coaching development program to pave the way for the future of high-performance
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USA Rugby Opens Search for Women’s National Team Head Coach

LAFAYETTE, CO. – Following the appointment of the organization’s first General Manager for Women’s High-Performance in Emilie Bydwell, USA Rugby has begun its search for Head Coach of the Women’s Eagles. Candidates will have until Wed, Feb. 14 to submit their application materials through usarugby.org/careers. “We are excited to begin the process of selecting a […]
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Regional Cup Tournaments Locations Announced

The 2018 tournaments have been announced, with one new location.
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Coach and Referee of the Year Awards Announced

Denver, CO.- At the National Development Summit (NDS) in Denver USA Rugby announced its annual awards for the coaches and referees of the year. In total there were ten award recipients. Awards were handed out for the Senior Club Coach, College Coach, Youth and High School, Referee Coach and Community Referee. The award winners are […]
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Safesport Releases new user-friendly course

The USOC's Safesport has been revamped, and USA Rugby has made it easier to access for members
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USA Rugby Announces Open Positions for 2018 Youth Olympic Games

LAFAYETTE, CO. – USA Rugby is seeking two Coach/Team Leaders for the girls and boys sevens teams of the upcoming Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires, Argentina Oct. 8-18, 2018. Submissions for both openings will be accepted from Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 through Friday, Jan. 5th 2018 on USArugby.org/Careers. Procedures for selection may also […]
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50 Days Until the National Development Summit

In fifty days’ time members from the wider rugby community will descend upon Denver to hear from some of the biggest and brightest names in Global, and American Rugby, as part of the three day National Development Summit (NDS). Denver will play host to USA Rugby’s annual conference where some of the leading thinkers in […]
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Gary Gold Headlines First Release of Speakers for the National Development Summit

USA Rugby is excited to announce the first set of confirmed speakers for the National Development Summit (NDS), January 19-21 in Denver, CO. The roster of 26 speakers is headlined by new USA Eagles Men’s XVs Head Coach, Gary Gold. This will be Gary’s first official engagement with USA Rugby Community, since his appointment was […]
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New Additions Announced for NDS Awards Banquet

Nominations for 2017 Coach and Referee of the Year awards are now being accepted until December 1, 2017.
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35 American coaches and players awarded Premiership Rugby Scholarships

Scholarships will send winners to England in 2018 as part of development initiative
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