All contact teams require an active Level 200 Coach to be in compliance with USA Rugby.
Coaches must already be a Level 100 coach before registering to attend a Level 200 clinic. Once you take the Level 100 please email your Rugby Ready certification to Education@usarugby.org to have it associated to your profile.
The Level 200 Coach Certification consists of online pre-course work and attendance at an in-person clinic. The course structure helps to blend the “how to coach” theory with the practical implementation of coaching Rugby.
The Level 200 Coach Certification focuses on player welfare and teaching players the technical skills to play safely. The assessment requires coaches to demonstrate effective coaching techniques. These techniques include teaching through games, technical skill development through progressions and collaborative coaching.
What do I have to do to complete this level?
- Complete the "Built with Chocolate Milk" webinar and post-webinar survey
- Complete the Level 100 (Rugby Ready) requirements and have it added to your USAR profile
- Attend the one-day, in-person Level 200 clinic
There are no Level 200s in my area, what can I do?
You and your club can apply to host a coaching clinic in your area!
- Clinic Host Application
- Clinic Host Handbook (Level 200)
- Clinic Host Handbook (Level 300)
- Clinic Host Handbook (Level 1 Strength & Conditioning)
What Will be Expected of Coaches?
The minimum USA Rugby coach certification requirement will entail the completion of the Level 100 Coaching Course and the Player Protection Package. These courses will be provided online at no additional cost and concentrate on familiarizing coaches with the game and essential ethical issues including player safety and abuse. For more information, click here.
Are Coaches Still Eligible to Dual Role?
Yes. For members to register multiple roles with USA Rugby (coach and player for example), it will be necessary to complete the Dual Role request. This form can be filled out electronically. To locate the form, go to our membership forms page. The very last link on the top of the page is entitled “dual role registration” form. Be sure to fill out every field accurately. A member from our membership department will reach out to you if there is a price increase involved with your registration.