February is the month of love, and there is nothing you can do to prove you love for the sport of rugby, than taking it to the next level, by becoming an official, or continuing your growth as a coach.
When you become an official you are making sure that youth games will have enough referees available to them, and help continue to grow the sport. Rugby as it continues to grow needs to make sure we have the resources to support new clubs and the growth of games. Many sports when they reach a certain growth level are then stalled because the resources are limited. High school students as well as parents and coaches can become L100 certified with the CARFU Referee Society Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Taft High School. The course is from 8am-5pm, and you can sign-up on the USA Rugby Website.
Aside from becoming a match official, there is also the importance of making sure that teams are developing properly. The more you anything the better you will be at it, and the more you educate yourself and get to see a different view, the same. Rugby Illinois is very proud that all coaches have a Level 100 certification to make sure participants are playing safe, clean, and good rugby. The Level 200 Coach Certification consists of online pre-course work and attendance at an in-person clinic. The course structure helps to blend the “how to coach” theory with the practical implementation of coaching Rugby. You work with other coaches to break down skills, techniques, and get an opportunity to build your coaching book, by exchanging different drills that work for your teams. The next 200L Coaching Clinic will be February 19, 2017 at Taft High School. To sign up for this clinic, go to the USA Rugby Website.