USA Rugby

Welcome USA Rugby coaches!

USA Rugby and its Coach Development Program (CDP) have partnered with the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) to provide exceptional online continuing education opportunities for coaches.

USA Rugby CDP Continuing Education Program
The USA Rugby CDP is proud to offer several online courses for coaches who wish to gain additional knowledge and who wish to extend the life of their current USA Rugby coaching certification. The online course offerings and corresponding continuing education units (CEUs) are as follows:

USA Rugby CDP Continuing Education Online Courses

CEUs

Coaching Orientation

5 units

Directing Youth Sports Programs

10 units

Officiating Principles

10 units

Sport First Aid

10 units

Coaching Principles

10 units

CEU Accrual
Coaches who hold a current USA Rugby coaching certificate are permitted to accrue a maximum two-year extension onto their current certification. To gain a two-year extension, coaches must take a combination of online and in-person CEUs that equal 20 units (i.e. complete the ASEP Coaching Orientation and Sport First Aid online courses and attend a line out clinic). If coaches want to extend their current certification by one year, 10 CEUs must be earned throughout the given year. The one-year extension (10 CEUs) can be a combination of any continuing education opportunity (i.e. complete the Coaching Orientation online course and attend a scrum clinic, or complete one online course that is worth 10 CEUs, or attend two in-person clinics that are worth 5 CEUs each). At the expiration of the certification and extension, coaches are required to attend a face-to-face course and complete any accompanying requirements to maintain a current coaching certificate.

Receiving CEU Credits
Upon completion of a continuing education opportunity, including online courses, go to www.USARugby.org/goto/ceu to fill out and submit the CEU form. For any questions regarding the CDP or the CEU program, contact Mollie at mmccarthy@usarugby.org.

Additional Information about the USA Rugby CDP Continuing Education Program
For more information about the USA Rugby CDP continuing education program and requirements, visit www.USARugby.org/goto/about_cdp.

Contact Information
USA Rugby
2500 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 200
Boulder, CO  80302
Contact: Mollie McCarthy, Coach Development Manager
Phone: 303-539-0300
E-mail: mmccarthy@usarugby.org

To order ASEP online courses, click on the corresponding online course icon in the table below.


ASEP online courses offered through the USA Rugby CDP Continuing Education Program:

Coaching Essentials

Coaching Essentials is a sport-neutral course geared toward coaches of athletes age 13 and under participating in a recreational, noncompetitive setting. Coaches will come away from the course with a solid understanding of fundamental coaching concepts and basic coaching responsibilities. 
Version or Format Notes
Online Course This course can be purchased and taken online.

Coaching Orientation

Gleaning material from the ASEP Coaching Principles, Sport First Aid, and Coaching [Sport] Technical and Tactical Skills courses, Coaching Orientation provides up-and-coming coaches with the essentials to step on the field for the first time. Clocking in at six hours, Coaching Orientation features interactive exercises, engaging graphics, poignant video vignettes, and quick pace to form a course that is informative, eye-opening, and enjoyable.  
Version or Format Notes
Online Course This course can be purchased and taken online.

Coaching Principles

This online self-paced course includes the printed text Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition. Geared toward high school and club-level coaches (those who coach athletes age 14 and older), the 20-unit online course challenges coaches to define their coaching philosophy, objectives, and style; enhance communication and motivational skills; become more effective teachers; and improve team, relationship, risk, and self-management skills. Coaching Principles covers the fundamentals of being a successful coach—on and off the field.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials With your course registration, you'll receive a hard copy of the text Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, a valuable reference guide for seasons to come.

Coaching Principles with E-book

This online self-paced course includes the e-book Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition. Geared toward high school and club-level coaches (those who coach athletes aged 14 and older), the 20-unit online course challenges coaches to define their coaching philosophy, objectives, and style; enhance communication and motivational skills; become more effective teachers; and improve team, relationship, risk, and self-management skills. Coaching Principles covers the fundamentals of being a successful coach—on and off the field.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With this version of Coaching Principles, you'll receive the Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, textbook as an e-book that's accessible through the online course.

Coaching Special Olympics Athletes

This course prepares Special Olympics coaches to use their sport-specific knowledge in coaching athletes with intellectual disabilities. The 24/7 convenience and low cost make it attractive to new coaches in preparation for their first Special Olympics coaching role. It also meets the Special Olympics standards and competencies for coach certification. For veteran Special Olympics coaches, this course serves as a reminder of the essentials sometimes forgotten after years of coaching. The course also satisfies the Special Olympics recertification or continuing education requirement.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course This course can be purchased and taken online.

Coaching Strength & Conditioning Principles

Coaching Strength and Conditioning Principles is an online course and test based on the text, Bigger, Faster, Stronger. The course satisfies the sport-specific component of ASEP's Bronze Level certification.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials This course can be purchased and taken online.

Directing Youth Sports Programs

To be an effective youth sport program director, you need to know a little about everything. Finance. Human resources. Risk management. Marketing. Event planning. ASEP’s Directing Youth Sports Programs online course is your vehicle for putting that knowledge into practice by giving you the tools you need to get the job done.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials This course can be purchased and taken online.

Officiating Principles, Second Edition

This e-course will help you learn the principles of officiating, including communication skills, decision making, and conflict management. You’ll also learn to develop an officiating philosophy, officiating style, and goals. It's essential preparation for the new or inexperienced official.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials You'll receive a personal copy of the text Successful Sports Officiating, Second Edition, with your course; a valuable resource for years to come.

Sport First Aid 5th Edition

Provides high school and club coaches with action steps for the care and prevention of more than 110 sport-related injuries and illnesses. With Sport First Aid, you will be prepared to make critical decisions and respond appropriately when faced with medical emergencies.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials With your course registration, you'll receive a hard copy of the text Sport First Aid, Fifth Edition, a valuable reference guide for seasons to come.

Sport First Aid 5th Edition with E-book

Provides high school and club coaches with action steps for the care and prevention of more than 110 sport-related injuries and illnesses. With Sport First Aid, you will be prepared to make critical decisions and respond appropriately when faced with medical emergencies.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course This version of the online course includes the Sport First Aid textbook in e-book format. The e-book is accessible from within the online course.