Coaching in Rugby NorCal

Getting Started

Before you get started with coaching, you will need to get registered and certified to coach. ALL COACHES, whether  you are a head coach, assistant coach, or occasionally help out at practice, MUST BE REGISTERED, BACKGROUND CHECKED, AND CERTIFIED WITH USA RUGBY.

Follow the instructions below:

In order to get certified, every coach must:

  1. Register as a coach with USA Rugby: REGISTER HERE
  2. Complete level 100 certification which includes:
    1. Safe Sport Certification
    2. Concussion Awareness Certification
    3. Rugby Ready Certification
  3. Upload an appropriate headshot to your coach ID in your USA Rugby profile. (In the navigation bar on the left side of the screen click member area, then click member profile. On the right side of the member profile page is a box to upload a photo.)

Once you have completed the Concussion Awareness and Rugby Ready Certifications, you will need to download your certificates of completion and email them to with your name and CIPP number so that USA Rugby can update your profile. You will not need to do this for your Safe Sport Certifications as their website is linked with USAR and your profile will automatically update once all three safe sport modules are complete.

Every contact team must have at least one, level 200 certified coach. To get level 200 certified, you must first complete the level 100 certification. Once completed, you can register for a level 200 certification coaching course.

If you have a coach who is level 200 but is registered with another club, then your club will show up as non-compliant in USAR's database unless they are also registered to your club.

A coach can duel register by following these steps:

  1. Login to USAR account
  2. On the left hand side of the screen, select "Renew my membership," you may have to select Member home/member area for more drop down options to find it.
  3. Register as a coach for the second club.
  4. **If a coaching membership has already been paid for, then they should not be charged again unless there are separate union/league dues.

Any other coaches associated with a team must also be registered with USA Rugby and have a minimum level 100 coaching certification.


Coaching Certification Course Info

Coach/Admin/Referee Concussion Education Waiver

NFHS Sudden Cardiac Arrest Course (FREE)