USA Rugby are running three World Rugby Coaching Certification courses in Florida on the Saturday September 22nd. Two are Level 200 courses (the minimum required for all coaches who coach an form contact rugby). The third is Level 300 course which is the certification progression towards advanced coaching skills used in athlete development and program building.
The courses will be held at FAU in Boca Raton and in Vero Beach (L200 only). All course links are listed bellow along with some more details on each course.
Vero Beach Course
Leisure Square Building
3705 16th St
Vero Beach, FL 32960
FAU / Boca Raton Course
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Rd.
Boca Raton, FL 33431
- L300 – https://webpoint.usarugby.org/wp15/Events2/ViewEvt.wp?EventID=2692
- L200 – https://webpoint.usarugby.org/wp15/Events2/Registrations/Register.wp?rgs_EventID=2691
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 – each benefitting from a free exchange of ideas/experience.
The Level 300 Course consists of a two-day certification clinic and successful completion of the home study tasks. This course is much more involved than the Level 200 with respect to pre-coursework, the in-person clinic, and post-coursework.
The objective of the certification is for coaches to increase their ability to effectively coach players to develop technical skills and to achieve strategic and tactical outcomes. Coaches will be able to use the coaching process, key factor analysis, functional role analysis, and principles of play to achieve specific short and medium-term goals for their teams.