Coaching Rugby is one of the most rewarding roles in the sport.
It takes passion and dedication. Here you can learn how to become an inspirational leader who is ready to give guidance both on and off the field.
There are many benefits to becoming a qualified Rugby coach. It is a great way to stay involved in the sport after retiring. You have the chance to develop yourself both personally and professionally as well as keeping yourself fit and active.
Coaching is also the perfect way to give back to the sport and inspire the next generation of players.
BECOME A COACH
If you want to become a Rugby coach in British Columbia, follow the steps outlined below.
Step 1: Start Online
There are a couple of online modules you need to complete before taking your Level 1 or Level 2 Coaching Course.
Sign up for a FREE World Rugby Passport
Complete the Rugby Ready Online Module
Complete the Concussion Management Module
Complete the Laws of the Game exam
Complete the NCCP Making Ethical Decisions Online Exam
Important: At the end of each module, make sure you save your certificates as PDF Files. Then you can upload them to your Rugby Canada Training profile you created in Step 1.
Handy Hint: The World Rugby Coaching Website is packed full of useful information, resources, videos and more to help build your skills and knowledge. Make sure to Bookmark it!
Step 2: Create a Profile
Create a coaching profile with Rugby Canada here.
To enroll in Rugby Canada development sessions/courses, you will be charged a one-time fee of $25.00. This fee contributes directly towards subsidising transportation costs for course facilitators and sustaining our community development model.
Important: registering to coach.rugbycanada.ca does not mean a coach is registered and insured under the Rugby Canada Membership and Insurance Policy. This is explained further in Step 4.
Step 3: Find a Course
Now you are ready to choose your coaching course! Pick the course that is right for you from the following options.
- Introductory & Mini Rugby Coaching (World Rugby Level 1)
- Competitive Rugby Coaching (World Rugby Level 2)
Upcoming courses are listed below:
Register your interest in completing a World Rugby Level 1 or Level 2 Coaching Course in Abbotsford in January 2024!
Coaching Courses are slated to take place at Yale Secondary School in Abbotsford on Saturday, January 20, 2024, and Sunday, January 21, 2024.
IMPORTANT: There are several prerequisites that MUST be completed before taking a Level 1 or Level 2 Coaching Course – learn more here. Get ahead of the game and complete your pre-requisites now!
Step 4: Register
If you want to work as a Rugby coach in British Columbia, you must register and pay the appropriate Membership fee.
Registering with Rugby Canada to complete a coaching course DOES NOT mean you are registered to work as one. Find out more about Registration.
Once you are registered to work as a Rugby coach, you can look for coaching vacancies. Use the BC Rugby Find a Club tool or check out our job board for current vacancies.
Step 5: Keep Updated
It is important that all Rugby coaches stay up to date.
Make sure you check out the BC Rugby Coach Resources page for Resource Sharing Networks, Certification Maintenance Requirements, videos and more.