For Coaches

2022 Classes Starting Soon

For more info contact - Training/Certifications – Chris Monaghan:

L200 Coaching Clinic

All contact teams require an active Level 200 Coach to be in compliance with USA Rugby. This course consists of online pre-course work and attendance at an in-person clinic.

The Level 200 Coach Certification is an introductory coaching clinic, which focuses on player welfare and the technical skills to play safely – specifically the tackle and the scrum. The assessment requires coaches to demonstrate effective coaching techniques, taught in the course. These techniques include teaching through games, technical skill development through progressions, and collaborative coaching.

This course is suitable for all experience levels and will likely comprise a mix of veteran players/coaches and those new to the game – all benefiting from a free exchange of ideas/experience.

Referee L1 Officiating


The purpose of this introductory course is to enable officials to acquire basic skills to officiate safe, enjoyable competition. Course certification is required for anyone who wishes to referee any match that could potentially lead to a National Championship.

Prerequisites: Player Protection Package

The Player Protection Package is a regular requirement and consists of two free online courses revolving around player safety.

Requirements for Certification: Current USA Rugby membership, including registration as a referee, attend and participate in all course modules, pass online law exam and rugby ready exam prior to course, and complete short safety quiz administered at course site.

Active Coaching

Under the new coaching structure every coach, regardless of their background is responsible for completing the following requirements in order to have an “active” standing with USA Rugby and MYRO. If you want guaranteed liability coverage then your team needs to be considered “in compliance”. Having a registered and “active” coach is one of the 3 requirements for a team to be considered “in compliance”.

A coach is considered “active” for the membership cycle when they complete the following (for detailed instructions on how to complete each step, select the menu item on the left):

  1. Register as a coach with MYRO and USA Rugby

  2. Pass a biennial background screening and the Massachusetts CORI/SORI

  3. Complete the Player Protection Package

  4. Complete a certification course

  5. Annually maintain “active” status

(Note: These are the minimum requirements in order to be in compliance with USA Rugby regulations. Please be sure to contact your local governing body (SRO, GU, Collegiate Conference etc.) to make sure you are in compliance with any locally enforced regulations