Get Certified

In order to be listed as an “Active” and certified coach you must complete the requirements outlined in each step.

Once you have completed all four of these requirements you will be in compliance with the new USA Rugby Coaching standards and will be eligible to receive full member benefits such as coaching insurance.

  1. Register with USA Rugby
  2. Background screening
  3. Protection Package
  4. Certification Course

Register with USA Rugby

Start at www.usarugby.org click on “Register” (the red button in the top right corner of the home page)

  • Type in your club name in to the editable field. Once you have entered your club’s name, click “search”.
  • A list of clubs that fulfill your search criteria will appear below the search field.
  • Click “Register” next to the club that you are coaching.

Choose whether you are registering yourself or your child. If you are a parent registering your child, choose "child." If you are registering yourself choose, "myself." If you want to register both, choose "myself" first and you can then register your child at the end.

Choose the role “Coach” when prompted to select your role. You can choose others later on and pay for the highest roles price at the end.

Note that your Union, Collegiate Conference or State Rugby Organization may charge their fees through our database. Please go to Membership Fees to see a list of USA Rugby membership fees.

Then, enter your personal information.

Next, read and electronically sign the waiver and then proof all information entered. Finally, proceed to checkout and enter the information prompted. When complete, you will receive a confirmation email with your registration information.

Background Screening

As Part of USA Rugby’s ongoing efforts to emphasize player safety within the sport, every coach is required to complete a biennial background screening. This process is handled automatically upon your registration as a coach and requires no action from you as the coach to complete.

*If you were registered through a bulk upload please contact the USAR membership department to initiate this process.

To read more about the USA Rugby Background Screening policy click here.

 

Protection Package

NFHS Concussions

1.  Go to http://www.nfhslearn.com/ 
2.  Click on Courses
a.  Under the Red title called “FREE Courses” click on “Concussion in Sports-What You Need to Know
3.  Once on the Concussion homepage click on “please login to register”
a.  If you have an existing account login
b.  If you do not have an account create a new one
c.  Once you have registered you can access the course
d.  PLEASE BE SURE TO SELECT "RUGBY" AS ONE OF YOUR SPORTS WHEN CREATING AN ACCOUNT.
4.  Click on “Order Now”
a.  Select the proper option
b.  Click continue
5.  Select the proper state
a.  Click checkout
b.  Click complete purchase
6.  To access your course click on the hyperlinked “here”
7.  Under “My Active Courses” Concussion in Sports-What You Need to Know should be listed under course names
a.  Click on “Begin”
8.  Follow the online module to complete the course
9.  Once you have passed both quizzes you have completed the NFHS Concussion in Sports Course

NFHS Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment

1.  Go to http://www.nfhslearn.com/
2.  Click on Courses      a.  Under the Red title called “FREE Courses” click on “Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment"
3.  Once on the Respectful Environment homepage click on “please login to register”
       a.  If you have an existing account login
       b.  If you do not have an account create a new one
       c.  Once you have registered you can access the course
       d.  PLEASE BE SURE TO SELECT "RUGBY" AS ONE OF YOUR SPORTS WHEN CREATING AN ACCOUNT.
4.  Click on “Order Now”
       a.  Select the proper option
       b.  Click continue
5.  Select the proper state
       a.  Click checkout
       b.  Click complete purchase
6.  To access your course click on the hyperlinked “here”
7.  Under “My Active Courses” Concussion in Sports-What You Need to Know should be listed under course names
       a.  Click on “Begin”
8.  Follow the online module to complete the course

Certification Course

All coaches of the contact game must receive a Level 200 certification during some time during the 2013-14 membership cycle (ending 8/31/2014) To see a list of upcoming certification courses click here (link to "courses page")

Until a Level 200 certification course is completed, all coaches must complete the free online Level 100 (IRB Rugby Ready) certification course prior to the start of their season. Instructions on how to complete the IRB Rugby Ready are listed below.

To complete the IRB Rugby Ready online module:

  1. Go to http://www.irbrugbyready.com/ 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". Be sure to answer the questions at the end of each section.

*Note- you do not need to submit your certificate to the USAR office, but please make sure to keep for your files.

  • Get Certified

    Get Certified

    In order to be listed as an “Active” and certified coach you must complete the requirements outlined in each step.

    Once you have completed all four of these requirements you will be in compliance with the new USA Rugby Coaching standards and will be eligible to receive full member benefits such as coaching insurance.

    1. Register with USA Rugby
    2. Background screening
    3. Protection Package
    4. Certification Course
  • Register with USA Rugby

    Register with USA Rugby

    Start at www.usarugby.org click on “Register” (the red button in the top right corner of the home page)

    • Type in your club name in to the editable field. Once you have entered your club’s name, click “search”.
    • A list of clubs that fulfill your search criteria will appear below the search field.
    • Click “Register” next to the club that you are coaching.

    Choose whether you are registering yourself or your child. If you are a parent registering your child, choose "child." If you are registering yourself choose, "myself." If you want to register both, choose "myself" first and you can then register your child at the end.

    Choose the role “Coach” when prompted to select your role. You can choose others later on and pay for the highest roles price at the end.

    Note that your Union, Collegiate Conference or State Rugby Organization may charge their fees through our database. Please go to Membership Fees to see a list of USA Rugby membership fees.

    Then, enter your personal information.

    Next, read and electronically sign the waiver and then proof all information entered. Finally, proceed to checkout and enter the information prompted. When complete, you will receive a confirmation email with your registration information.

  • Background Screening

    Background Screening

    As Part of USA Rugby’s ongoing efforts to emphasize player safety within the sport, every coach is required to complete a biennial background screening. This process is handled automatically upon your registration as a coach and requires no action from you as the coach to complete.

    *If you were registered through a bulk upload please contact the USAR membership department to initiate this process.

    To read more about the USA Rugby Background Screening policy click here.

     

  • Protection Package

    Protection Package

    NFHS Concussions

    1.  Go to http://www.nfhslearn.com/ 
    2.  Click on Courses
    a.  Under the Red title called “FREE Courses” click on “Concussion in Sports-What You Need to Know
    3.  Once on the Concussion homepage click on “please login to register”
    a.  If you have an existing account login
    b.  If you do not have an account create a new one
    c.  Once you have registered you can access the course
    d.  PLEASE BE SURE TO SELECT "RUGBY" AS ONE OF YOUR SPORTS WHEN CREATING AN ACCOUNT.
    4.  Click on “Order Now”
    a.  Select the proper option
    b.  Click continue
    5.  Select the proper state
    a.  Click checkout
    b.  Click complete purchase
    6.  To access your course click on the hyperlinked “here”
    7.  Under “My Active Courses” Concussion in Sports-What You Need to Know should be listed under course names
    a.  Click on “Begin”
    8.  Follow the online module to complete the course
    9.  Once you have passed both quizzes you have completed the NFHS Concussion in Sports Course

    NFHS Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment

    1.  Go to http://www.nfhslearn.com/
    2.  Click on Courses      a.  Under the Red title called “FREE Courses” click on “Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment"
    3.  Once on the Respectful Environment homepage click on “please login to register”
           a.  If you have an existing account login
           b.  If you do not have an account create a new one
           c.  Once you have registered you can access the course
           d.  PLEASE BE SURE TO SELECT "RUGBY" AS ONE OF YOUR SPORTS WHEN CREATING AN ACCOUNT.
    4.  Click on “Order Now”
           a.  Select the proper option
           b.  Click continue
    5.  Select the proper state
           a.  Click checkout
           b.  Click complete purchase
    6.  To access your course click on the hyperlinked “here”
    7.  Under “My Active Courses” Concussion in Sports-What You Need to Know should be listed under course names
           a.  Click on “Begin”
    8.  Follow the online module to complete the course
  • Certification Course

    Certification Course

    All coaches of the contact game must receive a Level 200 certification during some time during the 2013-14 membership cycle (ending 8/31/2014) To see a list of upcoming certification courses click here (link to "courses page")

    Until a Level 200 certification course is completed, all coaches must complete the free online Level 100 (IRB Rugby Ready) certification course prior to the start of their season. Instructions on how to complete the IRB Rugby Ready are listed below.

    To complete the IRB Rugby Ready online module:

    1. Go to http://www.irbrugbyready.com/ 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". Be sure to answer the questions at the end of each section.

    *Note- you do not need to submit your certificate to the USAR office, but please make sure to keep for your files.