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USA Rugby Coach & Referee Courses Now Registering

Two different USA rugby courses are now registering. There is a Level 1 Officiating 15s course December 3rd in Gretna, LA. THE COACHING COURSE HAS BEEN POSTPONNED. A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY. Also, there is a Level 200 Coaching Clinic December 11th in New Orleans at the Annunciation Recreation Center. Both courses are now registering and will need a minimum number of participants to register for them to be held.

Every rugby team that plays contact rugby has to have a registered level 200 coach. Coaches can also get full development credits for taking the current course even if they are already level 200 or above. Remember, rugby referees get paid!

LInk for info/registration for Coaching Clinic:

LInk for info/registration for Referee Course:

Coaching Clinic Description:

All contact teams require an active Level 200 Coach to be in compliance with USA Rugby.

The Level 200 Coach Certification consists of online pre-course work and attendance at an in-person clinic. The course structure helps to blend the “how to coach” theory with the practical implementation of coaching Rugby.

The Level 200 Coach Certification focuses on player welfare and teaching players the technical skills to play safely. The assessment requires coaches to demonstrate effective coaching techniques. These techniques include teaching through games, technical skill development through progressions and collaborative coaching.

What do I have to do to complete this level?
  1. Complete the Level 100: World Rugby Rugby Ready (click here)

  2. Complete the Level 200 online pre-course work (click here)

  3. Attend the 1 day in person Level 200 clinic

Location & Contact Information

Facility:Annunciation Recreation Center 800 Race St New Orleans, LA 70130

Course Host:Francis Palumbo


Referee Clinic Description:

Pre-course Registration Requirements. Students must complete the following World Rugby online modules available at the World Rugby Passport website. First, register with WR on their Passport website that you will access with the noted links. After completing each module, download the certificate you will receive from WR and email it to where it will be uploaded into your USA Rugby member profile. The three WR modules to be completed in order to register for this course are:

  • The online WR law exam found at

  • World Rugby’s online Rugby Ready program found at

  • The WR Concussion Management for the General Public module found at

Location & Contact Information

Facility:Taps 2802 Belle Chasse Hwy Gretna, LA 70053

Course Host:Stephen Parrill

Course Leader:Alex Sharland


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