For Coaches

2022 Summer T&E

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

Level 1 Coach (formerly L200)

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In November 2021, USA Rugby launched the USA Rugby Learning Center. This new Learning Management System is provided by Docebo, an industry leader in online learning management and will provide a central repository to manage face-to-face offerings from USA Rugby, completion of World Rugby’s own online courses, and new online courses specifically developed this year.

The USA Rugby Learning Center will use a single sign-on process through USA Rugby Member profiles in SportLomo, meaning users won’t require another username or password, they will use their existing USA Rugby Member profile login to access the RLC.

All contact teams require an active Level 1 Coach (formerly L200) to be in compliance with USA Rugby. This course consists of online pre-course work and attendance at an in-person clinic.

The Level 1 Coach (formerly L200) 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.


Start by logging into your USA Rugby Member Profile. For more information, see these help guides on YouTube and PDF:

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.


You can request to host a face-to-face course at your venue by completing the form here for either in-person or online courses. Currently they offer:

In-person: Level 1 Coach (formerly L200) / Level 1 Referee / Level 1 CMO / Level 1 Strength and Conditioning / Level 2 Coach (formerly L300, held over 2 days) / Level 2 Referee

Online via Zoom: Intro to Coaching / Intro to Refereeing / Level 2 Coach (formerly L300, held over 4 x 2hr Zoom sessions) / Level 1 Strength and Conditioning

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