Coach

Why Coach?

Coach­ing is a great way to express your pas­sion for a sport and be actively involved instead of stand­ing on the sidelines.

It is not only excit­ing and self sat­is­fy­ing but you can have a pos­i­tive influ­ence on a child’s life­long involve­ment in sport. It will also help you to keep you active both men­tally and phys­i­cally. Fall­brook Rugby is always look­ing for peo­ple inter­ested in becom­ing coaches. Make a difference!

Becom­ing a Cer­ti­fied USA Rugby Coach is easy:

Coach

Register as a Coach

Start by send­ing us an email. Click here.

Fall­brook Rugby will get you reg­is­tered as a coach with South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Youth Rugby, which in turn reg­is­ters you with USARugby. You will receive a con­fir­ma­tion email from USA Rugby ask­ing for you to give a lit­tle more infor­ma­tion to be used for back­ground screening.

Pass a 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.

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

Complete the Player Protection Package

As part of USA Rugby’s continuing efforts to place a stronger emphasis on player safety within the sport of rugby, the Player Protection Package was added to the core list of coaching requirements.

The Player Protection Package is a one-time requirement and consists of two free online courses revolving around player safety.

  • If you previously completed the PPP than you do not have to retake the requirement.

Completion of these courses is automatically reported to the USA Rugby Coach Development Department.

NFHS Con­cus­sion in Sports — What you Need to Know

  1. Go to http://​www​.nfh​slearn​.com/​e​l​e​c​t​i​v​e​D​e​t​a​i​l​.​a​s​p​x​?​c​o​u​r​s​e​I​D​=​38000
  2. Click “Please log in to order” beneath the course descrip­tion (if you are already signed in skip to step 3)
    • If you do not have an NFHS Account click “reg­is­ter now” at the bot­tom of the sign in screen and fill out the infor­ma­tion. Be sure to select RUGBY as one of your sports.
  3. Click “Order” beneath the course description
  4. Fol­low the prompts to answer your pur­chas­ing pref­er­ences and state of residence.
  5. Click check­out (the price should be $0.00)
  6. Click com­plete purchase
  7. To access your course from this “order com­ple­tion” page, click on the hyper­linked “here” (sec­ond sentence)
  8. Under “My Active Courses” Con­cus­sion in Sports — What You Need to Know should be listed under course names
  9. Click on “Begin”

NFHS Cre­at­ing a Safe and Respect­ful Environment

  1. Go to http://​www​.nfh​slearn​.com/​e​l​e​c​t​i​v​e​D​e​t​a​i​l​.​a​s​p​x​?​c​o​u​r​s​e​I​D​=​28000
  2. Click “log in to order” beneath the course descrip­tion (if you are already signed in skip to step 3)
    • If you do not have an NFHS Account click “reg­is­ter now” at the bot­tom of the sign in screen
  3. Click “Order” beneath the course description
  4. Fol­low the prompts to answer your pur­chas­ing pref­er­ences and state of residence.
  5. Click check­out (the price should be $0.00)
  6. Click com­plete purchase
  7. To access your course from this “order com­ple­tion” page, click on the hyper­linked “here” (sec­ond sentence)
  8. Under “My Active Courses” Cre­at­ing a Safe and Respect­ful Envi­ron­ment should be listed under course names
  9. Click on “Begin”

Get Certified

Com­plete Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Courses

** Note: USA Rugby is now requir­ing that all coaches of the con­tact game must receive a Level 200 cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. To reg­is­ter for a course near you, click here.

Level 100

Level 100 serves as an intro­duc­tion to the game of Rugby and the basics of the coach­ing process. All coaches must com­plete theIRB Rugby Ready cer­ti­fi­ca­tion course prior to work­ing with the play­ers. This course is free and online!

To com­plete the Level 100 IRB Rugby Ready online module:

  1. Go to http://​www​.irbrug​byready​.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.

Level 200

Level 200 is aligned with the ARM (Amer­i­can Rugby Model) and designed to con­tinue the learn­ing process and edu­ca­tion of a coach with a focus on the pro­gres­sive imple­men­ta­tion. The goal of this work­shop is for coaches to refine their coach­ing skills and knowl­edge with a focus on teach­ing the tech­ni­cal aspects of the game through the use of games, ques­tion­ing and pro­gres­sion. Through­out the work­shop coaches will not only get hands on expe­ri­ence but par­tic­i­pant in con­tin­u­ous feed­back, eval­u­a­tion and a peer review processes aimed at improv­ing and cre­at­ing more well rounded coach­ing approach.

This new coach­ing struc­ture focuses on coach­ing the right thing at the right time with the best inter­est of the play­ers at hand. The level 200 courses con­sist of a required pre­req­ui­site online ses­sion and a 1-​day in per­son work­shop. The shift in the­ory in the new course gets coaches on the field with ample oppor­tu­nity to put into prac­tice their coach­ing style and tech­ni­cal appli­ca­tion. This course is aligned with the NFHS (National High School Fed­er­a­tion), inter­scholas­tic coach cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and is required at a min­i­mum for every USAR reg­is­tered coach teach­ing the con­tact game.

To reg­is­ter for a course near you, click here.

 

 


CMS: Competition Management System


 

So Cal Youth Rugby Regulations

As of September 1, 2014, ALL coaches working with SCYR teams, regardless of age level, will be required to be a certified coach with USA Rugby AND fully registered in SYCR’s Competition Management System (CMS), including CIPP and successful completion of the background check.

All coaches working in any capacity with contact teams (U10 and up) must be certified Level 200 coaches and all coaches working with non-contact teams (U8) must be at least certified Level 100 coaches. No coach will be allowed to participate in practices or matches in any capacity without the required certification and SCYR registrations.

Level 200 Certification courses are being planned in each SCYR region and are designed as full day participatory courses led by IRB certified coach educators, with pre-requisite online modules. Level 100 Certification courses are entirely online.

This requirement ensures that EVERY coach with ANY contact with your athletes – however large or small their role – has completed a background check and meets USAR and SCYR liability insurance requirements for coaches.

This policy is being enacted for two key reasons:

  • To protect our kids
  • To minimize exposure to liability incurred by coaches and clubs

Clubs are required to use the Competition Management System to register Youth and High School athletes, create match reports, report scores, and keep club contact information up-to-date.

All teams U12 or older are required to present a completed match report to the referee PRIOR to kick-off. All players must have their CIPP # (or show ‘CIPP Pending’) prior to playing any match.

Each coach should have a login ID to CMS with access only to the teams and club members that the coach is responsible for. Coaches should contact their fallbrookrugby@hotmail.com for a login ID (a number) and password if they do not have one.

Click here for a document on how to create a match report.

Print the Roster Page (1), Referee Report (2) and Picture Page (3) and bring it to the match.
Inspect the other team’s roster prior to kickoff. Don’t complain after the fact if you did not resolve issues that could have been resolved prior to kickoff.
Give all pages to the referee before kickoff.

The referee should not start the match without match rosters from both teams.