Step 1 - Register
To register for Rugby Canada development sessions/courses you will be charged a one-time fee of $25.00, all of which contributes directly towards subsidising transportation costs for course facilitators and sustaining our community development model.
Note: registering to coach.rugbycanada.ca does not mean a coach is registered and insured under the Rugby Canada Membership and Insurance policy. We will explain this in Step 4
Step 2 - Prerequisites
There are a couple of online modules that you need to complete ahead of your actual World Rugby Level 1 Course.
- Sign up for a World Rugby Passport at passport.worldrugby.org/
- Complete the Rugby Ready Online Module - Click Here
- Complete the Concussion Management module - Click Here
Make sure to save your completed certificates as PDF files at the end of each module. Then go to your profile at training.rugbycanada.ca and upload both certificates.
Note - The World Rugby Coaching Website is packed with useful information, resources, video clips and more to help you build your skills and knowledge. We'll come back to this later, but it's well worth keeping as a bookmark in your browser.
Step 3 - Sign Up
Now that you have completed the necessary online modules, you're ready to get signed up for the course itself. BC Rugby holds World Rugby Level 1 courses (also known as NCCP Community Initiation) across the province throughout the year. Check the table below for a list of upcoming courses and select the one that is most convenient for you.
You will make the actual selection on the training.rugbycanada.ca website and the rest of the process is completed on that site.
If you don't see a course near you or you want to discuss courses in your area, contact your local Rugby Development Officer (RDO) using the details on the right-hand side of this page.
Step 4 - Find Your Pathway
Chances are that if you're planning on becoming a qualified Rugby Coach, you're already involved with a rugby club or High School in the province. If you're not, and looking to reach out to find out about coaching vacancies, you can use the BC Rugby Find-A-Club tool or check out the job board on the BC Rugby website for current opportunities.
REMEMBER - If you want to WORK as a coach in BC, you have to register and pay the appropriate membership fee. Registering with Rugby Canada to do a coaching course does not mean you are registered to work as one. For more information about registering - Click Here
Starting with the World Rugby Level 1 qualification (NCCP Community Initiation), a whole world of coaching development lies in wait for you. Below is a graphic showing how you can progress through the NCCP Pathway, courtesy of Rugby Canada. As you grow as a coach, consider what career development options might be best for you, or reach out to one of our RDOs for advice.
Download a full-size version of the NCCP Pathway - Click Here
Step 5 - Resources
Now that you're a working rugby coach, why not check out our Coaching Resources page. Here you'll find information, videos and more to help build and strengthen your coaching knowledge. Remember to join the BC Rugby Coaches Facebook Group to stay in touch with the coaching community and share best practice ideas.
There is also the annual BC Rugby Conference, held in the Lower Mainland, that is designed to bring the coaching and refereeing communities together for a weekend of classroom and pitch based sessions. These sessions will give attendees an opportunity to explore new tactics as well as discuss solutions to coaching challenges. Each year the programs are designed to help you learn about the latest coaching trends, strategies and techniques. Take some time out from delivering to athletes and grab the opportunity to develop your expertise and become a better mentor.