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Coach Registration

Welcome Coaches

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

  • Register an Account with Rugby Xplorer (if you have not already) here.
  • Register on Rugby Xplorer for the 2024 Season
  • Meet the Requirements to be a 'compliant' coach

The requirements are as follows

  1. Have at Least a Level 1 Coaching qualification
  2. Complete the Rugby’s Safety Basics Course
  3. Complete the Safesport Course (Annual completion required)
  4. Complete a Background Check (Every two years)

More information on these requirements is listed on the USA Rugby Coaching Page

More detailed instructions on completing these steps are below.


Instructions for Becoming a USA Rugby Compliant Coach

Create an account with Rugby Explorer
If you already have an account with Rugby Xplorer you can log in and skip this step

  1. Click this link to the: Rugby Xplorer Registration
  2. Please make sure to select United States in the Rugby Region box
  3. If you have an existing account with USA Rugby you may link it at this stage
  4. Follow the prompts to complete the registration

Register on Rugby Xplorer as a Coach for the 2024 Season

  1. Log into your Rugby Xplorer Profile
  2. Register > Find a Club
  3. Search for your club and follow the prompts to complete your registration
  4. Pay the registration fee
  5. If you have multiple roles (eg coach, referee and player), you can repeat this step as needed

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.

  1. Log into your Rugby Explorer Profile
  2. Click Learning Center
  3. Once in the learning center, click Course Catalog
  4. Select Level 1 Coach Course (formerly L200)
  5. Find a course near you, and click Add to Cart
  6. Checkout and pay for your course
  7. You will receive further details about the course shortly
  8. Attend the course and complete your qualification!

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.

  1. Log into your Rugby Explorer Profile
  2. Click Learning Center
  3. Once in the learning center, click Course Catalog
  4. Select Rugby’s Safety Basics
  5. Click Enroll, and follow the instructions to complete your course.

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.

  1. Log into your Rugby Explorer Profile
  2. Click My Profile and scroll down and open Accreditations
  3. Next to Safesport, click Complete Now

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.

  1. Log into your Rugby Explorer Profile
  2. Click My Profile and scroll down and open Accreditations
  3. Next to Background Check, click Complete Now