Coaching Certification

Every coach must have completed a USA Rugby Certification course in order to be listed as an “active” coach.

To complete the Level 100 certification follow the instructions at the bottom of the page for World Rugby’s Rugby Ready online course.

Every contact team must have at least one Level 200 certified coach for the team to be considered in compliance–Starting 8/31/2014.

A coach’s certification level will not expire, however their “active” status can lapse if they do not annually maintain their status. For more information on how to annually maintain an active status click here.

Coaching Certifications must be completed in sequence.

To view a list of the upcoming coaching courses click here.

If you are a certified coach in another country it may be possible to receive an equivalent USA Rugby certification. For more information contact Robby Crips –

To complete the IRB Rugby Ready online module:

  1. Go to and click on the Register button.
  2. Enter your personal information and create a Username and Password.
  3. Complete all 14 of the lessons marked with an “X.” These lessons are called
    • Pre-participation
    • Equipment, environment and emergency plan
    • Physical Conditioning
    • Lifestyle
    • Warm up
    • Principles of Play
    • Open Field Play
    • The Tackle
    • The Ruck
    • The Maul
    • The Scrum
    • The Lineout
    • Cool Down & Recovery
    • Injury Management

*Note- Once completed please email your Rugby Ready certificate to to have it associated to your USARugby profile.

Please contact with any questions you may have.