To register as a coach for the 2024 season, you will need to be registered with USA rugby and complete all of their accreditation requirements.
All teams must have at least one registered Level 1 coach who is fully compliant with USA Rugby in order to compete in Rugby PA competition.
To become a USA Rugby Compliant Coach you must
The requirements are as follows
More information on these requirements is listed on the USA Rugby Coaching Page
More detailed instructions on completing these steps are below.
Create an account with Rugby Explorer
If you already have an account with Rugby Xplorer you can log in and skip this step
Register on Rugby Xplorer as a Coach for the 2024 Season
Complete a Level 1 Coaching Qualification
The Level 1 courses consist of a required prerequisite online session and a 1-day in person workshop.
Rugby PA will be running multiple coaching certification sessions throughout the year. You can see if there is one upcoming in your area by doing the following.
Complete your Rugby’s Safety Basics Course
Rugby’s Safety Basics is a free course that can be completed online, and is designed to teach the basics of safety and concussion management. It is a pre-requisite of any other US Rugby qualification.
Complete the Safesport Training
Rugby USA has a zero tolerance policy to abuse, sexual misconduct, bullying and hazing. All coaches referees and administrators are required to complete this course. It will be available in your Rugby Explorer Profile only once you have registered as a coach for your club.
Complete a Background Check
Any coach working with minor’s is required to complete a background check. It will be available in your Rugby Explorer Profile
only once you have registered as a coach for your club.