Risk Management

If something happened at practice or at a game, would you be prepared? Being aware of your surroundings at all times, knowing your players, being organized and being educated is all part of being a prepared coach. Below are some things to think about, resources and tips for preparing for risk management at all levels.

Things you should know:

  • Do you have an emergency action plan for all practices and games?
  • Have all players submitted a physical and have a doctor’s clearance to play?
  • Are you and all your coaches certified, registered and insured with USA Rugby?


Tips & Resources:

Recognize that as a contact sport, rugby has inherent risks.  Be prepared and well versed in the following areas:

  • Coach/Administrator Preparation
  • Player Preparation
    • Fitness, agility & skill level
    • Click here to view a Medical Release Form
    • Click here to view a Medical History Questionaire
  • Potential Safety Concerns
    • Contact with other players and the ground
    • Click here to view an Injury Incident Report Form
  • Other Risks
    • Weather/field conditions
Please feel free to print out any of the clickable resources.