USA Rugby: Advanced Coaching Course 2010

Wendy YoungCorrespondent ISeptember 15, 2009

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Advanced Coaching Course 2010

Applications being accepted September 15, 2009

After a very successful 2009 Advanced Coaching Course (ACC), USA Rugby is now soliciting applications for 2010.

There has already been a high level of interest in this course, due in part to the excellent reviews it received from previous attendees, and while there is no guarantee of USA Rugby Coaching appointments as a result of attending this course, the ACC is a significant part of USA Rugby’s Coach Development pathway.

The ACC focuses on coach, player, and team development, supported by the latest techniques. The course is closely aligned with the IRB Level III course, which in turn is aligned with the Level III courses offered in England, Scotland, Whales, and New Zealand.

The ACC consists of three weekend sessions spread throughout the year and a commitment to extensive course work. The performance of each coach is then assessed by IRB licensed Coach Educators and each coach will be assigned a mentor.

In 2010, USA Rugby will be offering two ACC courses; one for HS/Collegiate Coaches and the second for Club/Select Side Coaches. This course is a progression of the latest CDP course, so preference will be given to coaches that have completed the Developing Rugby Skills courses.

Please contact the USA Rugby National Office for more information on those courses. The schedule for the course has not been confirmed, however the three weekends will be in the Jan/Feb, June/July, and Nov/Dec timeframes.

Coaches who are interested in applying for the ACC should contact Mollie McCarthy at USA Rugby ( for an application form. The numbers in the course are limited to ensure the best experience for the coach attendees. Each application will receive full consideration by the selection panel.

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