Protection Package

As part of USA Rugby’s continuing efforts to place a stronger emphasis on player safety within the sport of rugby, the Player Protection Package was added to the core list of coaching requirements.

The Player Protection Package is a one-time requirement and consists of two free online courses revolving around player safety.

  • If you previously completed the PPP than you do not have to retake the requirement.

Completion of these courses is automatically reported to the USA Rugby Coach Development Department.

The two required courses are (click on each to reveal completion instructions):

NFHS Concussion in Sports - What you Need to Know

Complete the NFHS "Concussion in Sports - What you Need to Know"

  1. Go to http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000
  2. Click “log in to order” beneath the course description (if you are already signed in skip to step 3)
    • If you do not have an NFHS Account click “register now” at the bottom of the sign in screen
  3. Click “Order” beneath the course description
  4. Follow the prompts to answer your purchasing preferences and state of residence.
  5. Click checkout (the price should be $0.00)
  6. Click complete purchase
  7. To access your course from this “order completion” page, click on the hyperlinked “here” (second sentence)
  8. Under “My Active Courses” Concussion in Sports - What You Need to Know should be listed under course names
  9. Click on “Begin”

NFHS Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment

Complete the NFHS "Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment"

  1. Go to http://nfhslearn.com/courses/28000
  2. Click “log in to order” beneath the course description (if you are already signed in skip to step 3)
    • If you do not have an NFHS Account click “register now” at the bottom of the sign in screen
  3. Click “Order” beneath the course description
  4. Follow the prompts to answer your purchasing preferences and state of residence.
  5. Click checkout (the price should be $0.00)
  6. Click complete purchase
  7. To access your course from this “order completion” page, click on the hyperlinked “here” (second sentence)
  8. Under “My Active Courses” Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment should be listed under course names
  9. Click on “Begin”