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

 

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