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Looking to Coach a Team?

If you do not have a current connection with a club, but want to get involved, please contact  Introduce yourself and tell us what part of Michigan you live.  We will get you connected with a local team's head coach to discuss further!


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. If you want guaranteed liability coverage than 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, click here):

  1. Register as a coach with USA Rugby
  2. Pass a biennial background screening
  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)

For Coaches


Coaches are responsible for annually maintaining their “active” coaching status. Every team requires an “active” coach in order to be considered “in compliance.” You can maintain “active” status by annually completing 10 Professional Development Credits.

USA Rugby has mandated that EVERY coach complete at least 10 PDC's every season in order to maintain their active status. To find a listing of professional development courses and opportunities, please click here:

Professional Development Courses



USA Rugby has partnered with the RugbySite to offer you world class coaching, player and fan education. All the details of pricing etc are - coaches can sign-up to the site  at this address for $75 each or if a club or school would like to purchase multiple licenses, it will be $50 per coach.

The Rugby Site includes video coaching courses from many of the world's leading coaches and players including Graham Henry, Richie McCaw, Wayne Smith, Warren Gatland, Josef Schmidt, Eddie Jones, Dan Carter, Sam Warburton, Leigh Halfpenny, Bismarck du Plessis, Victor Matfield, Courtney Lawes and many more.

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USA Rugby requires all Coaches to register directly through their registration system.  The most accurate information for your coaching certification status can be found the USAR Registration system once you complete your registration for the new rugby season.