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Coach Certification Courses

Host a Coaching Course!!

To assist coaches in meeting the requirement that EVERY coach working with contact teams (U10 and up) be certified as a Level 200 coach, SCYR works to arrange at least one Level 200 course in each of our 4 geographic regions before each season.

We are always looking for member clubs with access to a classroom/indoor space and some outdoor space (does not need to be an entire pitch) to host Level 200 courses.  If you host a course, your coaches don't need to travel!!

Course applications need to be submitted at minimum 4 weeks prior to their date.

If you are interested in hosting the course, please first review the clinic host handbook:

Then, please complete this form:

If you have questions, contact Gavin Beaudry: or 619-419-9887.

Level 200 Coach Certification

The Level 200 Coach Certification course is run by USA Rugby and hosted by SCYR member clubs. 

The Level 200 Coach Certification consists of online pre-course work and attendance at an in-person clinic. The course structure helps to blend the “how to coach” theory with the practical implementation of coaching Rugby.

The Level 200 Coach Certification focuses on player welfare and teaching players the technical skills to play safely. The assessment requires coaches to demonstrate effective coaching techniques. These techniques include teaching through games, technical skill development through progressions and collaborative coaching.

What do I have to do to complete this level?
  1. Complete the Level 100: World Rugby Rugby Ready (click here)
  2. Complete the Level 200 online pre-course work (click here)
  3. Attend the 1 day in person Level 200 clinic


We will keep a list of upcoming Level 200 courses in this section, please check back.

Date Location Time Registration/Info Link Contact
April 14, 2018

Valley Center Elementary

28751 Cole Grade Rd

Valley Center, CA  92082

School Parking Lot: Free



Registration Deadline: 10:00AM Pacific, Wed, April 11, 2018

Laura Ginella


Dec 9, 2017 Rhinos Rugby Academy
11211 Sorrento Valley Rd
San Diego, CA  92121


Registration deadline: Dec 6

Charles Purdon

Dec 2, 2017

Frontier Ventures
Room: U-12
1605 E Elizabeth St,
Pasadena, CA 91104


Registration deadline:  Nov 29

Tim Cutress


Nov 18, 2017

Odd Fellows Hall

520 Dana St., San Luis Obispo



Registration deadline:  Nov 15

Reggie Greenwood


Nov 4, 2017

Elings Park Rugby Clubhouse

1298 Las Positas Rd
Santa Barbara, ca. 93103



Registration deadline:  Nov 1

Robert Hann


October 21, 2017

Van Avery Prep Elementary School

29851 Santiago Rd.
Temecula, CA  92592


Anna Booth


October 8, 2017

Mira Costa HS

1401 Artesia Blvd. Room 105 (meet at Waller Stadium)

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266



Duke Dulgarian


September 10, 2017 Stearns Champion Park
4520 E 23rd St
Long Beach, CA  90815

Lupe Lolesio-Pua


September 10, 2017 Alta Vista High School
1575 Bonair Rd
Vista, CA  92084

Keli Ross-Ma'u


April 23, 2017

Dusty Rhodes Park 

2865 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. San Diego, CA 92107


Pamela Madden


Feb 4, 2017

Rustic Canyon Rec Center

601 Latimer Rd. 

Santa Monica, CA 90402


Elizabeth Michalak


Dec 3, 2016

Judson School

1610 E Elizabeth St

Pasadena, CA 91104


Tim Cutress


Nov 20, 2016 Helix Charter High School
7323 University Ave
La Mesa, CA  91942

May Harris


Nov 13, 2016

SLO Elks Lodge #322

222 Elks Ln, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

8a-5p Paul Cappellano
805- 541-1511
Oct 9, 2016

Rugby Training Academy

60 Post
Irvine, CA 92618

8a-5p Derek Nellmapius
Oct 2, 2016

Alta Vista HS

1575 Bonair Rd.
Vista, CA 92084

8a-5p Keli Ross-Ma'U
Sep 11, 2016

Crespi Carmelite HS

5031 Alonzo Ave.
Encino, CA 91316

8a-5p Mark Wilson


To sign up for a listed course, click the link listed next to the course.

Level 300 Coach Certification

The Level 300 Coach Certification course is run by USA Rugby and hosted by SCYR member clubs. 

The Level 300 Coaching Certification is the next step in the American Rugby Model (ARM). The certification progresses towards advanced coaching skills used in athlete development and program building.

The Level 300 Course consists of a two-day certification clinic and successful completion of the home study tasks.

The object of the certification is for coaches to increase their ability to coach technical skills to achieve strategic and tactical outcomes. Coaches will be able to use the coaching process, key factor analysis and functional role analysis to achieve specific short and medium term goals for their teams.

What do I have to do to complete this level?

  1. Complete Level 100 & Level 200 Coaching Certifications
  2. Complete the World Rugby Laws Exam
  3. Complete and bring to the course a 3 game diary including practice sessions and game preparation
  4. Show competence at the 2-day Level 300 Certification clinic

Who should be at this level?

A coach is recommended to have a minimum of 1 year as a Level 200 coach. This course is appropriate for coaches at all age levels and abilities, who are looking to increase their tactical and strategic coaching abilities.

USA Rugby recommends this course for all coaches wishing to enter the Elite Coaching Pathway.

Date Location Time Registration/Info Link Contact
Sat. Sep 10 - Sun. Sep 11, 2016

Crespi Carmelite HS

5031 Alonzo Ave.
Encino, CA 91316

8a-5p Mark Wilson