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Coach Certification Courses

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

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.

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.