USA Rugby is offering the Level 200 and Level 300 Coaching Courses in Portland, Oregon on January 25-26.
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.
The Level 300 Coaching Certification is the next step in the American Rugby Model (ARM). The certification progresses towards advanced coaching skills used in athlete development and program building.
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.