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Visit the Coach Education page for info on required education/certification for Touch, Ruck Touch and Contact coaches.  


Visit the Coach Resources page to find information regarding policies, coaches manuals and forms.  


A Rugby Oregon coach is USA Rugby certified and works to protect and ensure player welfare. He or she is capable of teaching technical and tactical principles of the game appropriate for a player’s age and skill level. Rugby Oregon coaches have demonstrated an understanding of the laws and mandates of the game and are committed to professional development.


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 each step just click on the text below):

  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  - Refer to the Coach Education page for details on which course you must complete.
  5. Annualy maintain “active” status.

(Note: Coaches must register with USA Rugby annually.  The USA Rugby registration cycle runs September 1 - August 31. 

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