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Coaching in Rugby NorCal

Coaching Courses and Clinics


Getting Started

Would you like to coach! Click HERE to find a club near you. 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 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.)
  4. Once you have completed your certification, email Christina, the Rugby NorCal Operations Manager at so she can send  you an official RNC coaching lanyard.

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. To find out when and where courses are being offered, check the Rugby NorCal calendar found under the resources tab at the top of the page.

If you have any questions about coaching or coaching certification, feel free to contact Christina, our Rugby NorCal Operations Manager, at