All coaches should have attended or watched the first SportLoMo training session to learn how to navigate through the new system. The final training is Thursday, January 14 at 7:30pm EST.
Join the Coaches Corner Call
Third Thursday of every month at 7pm EST
Finish Team Rosters
Upload your team rosters in SportLoMo’s coaching portal by March 1.
Training & Certifications
Certification - Level 100
Rugby Ohio requires completion of Level 100 for all Youth and High School Coaches
Level 100 serves as an introduction to the game of Rugby and the basics of the coaching process. Completion of this course is required prior to attending a Level 200 course. While USA Rugby finishes the Level 100 online course, coaches can complete the IRB Rugby Ready course to receive equivalency for Level 100 accreditation.
To complete the World Rugby Rugby Ready online module:
Enter your personal information and create a username and password.
Complete all 12 of the lessons marked with an “X.” These lessons are called:
Equipment, environment and emergency plan
Warm up,” Cool down
Lifestyle,” “Taking the ball into contact
Ruck and Maul
Certification - Level 200
Rugby Ohio requires completion of Level 200 for all High School and Middle School Tackle Coaches
This workshop is aligned with the ARM (American Rugby Model) designed to continue the learning process and education of a coach with a focus on the progressive implementation.
The new coaching structure focuses on coaching the right thing at the right time with the best interest of the players at hand. The level 200 courses consist of a required prerequisite online session and a 1-day in person workshop. The shift in theory in the new course gets coaches on the field with ample opportunity to put into practice there coaching style and technical application. This course is aligned with the NFHS (National High School Federation), interscholastic coach certification and is required at a minimum for every USAR registered coach teaching the contact game.
The goal of this workshop is for coaches to refine their coaching skills and knowledge with a focus on teaching the technical aspects of the game through the use of games, questioning and progression. Throughout the workshop coaches will not only get hands on experience but participant in continuous feedback, evaluation and a peer review processes aimed at improving and creating more well rounded coaching approach.
Interested in Coaching?
Coaching a sports team can be one of the most rewarding jobs you do in your lifetime. As the sport of rugby grows, so does our need for more coaches. Rugby players have a great base knowledge of the game, enabling them to be in a perfect position to coach. Check out how you can get involved today!
Coach a Rookie Rugby Team – Rookie Rugby is a great entry point to coaching. It is a fun way for kids to try the sport at a young age. Rookie Rugby is easy to coach and you can start by downloading more information at RookieRugby.com.
Coach a Youth Team – Youth contact rugby is growing at rapid rates across the country. USA Rugby has a ton of great resources and a Level 100 Coaching Certification that prepares anyone for introducing the basics of the game. Check out USARugby.org/coaching for more information.
Coach a High School Team – One of the fastest growing team sports in the country is rugby. Specifically for high school girls, seven-a-side rugby is growing in leaps and bounds. This is a great opportunity to introduce the game to our future Olympians. Check out www.usarugby.org/coaching for more information on the Level 200 Coaching Certification.