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 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:
- Go to http://www.irbrugbyready.com/ and click on the Register button.
- Enter your personal information and create a Username and Password.
- 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 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.
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