IRB Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Certification

Milwaukee, WI // Saturday, July 19 2014, 9:00 AM
Onsite Fee: $85 Register

USA Rugby Coaching Development Program is pleased to offer the IRB Strength and Conditioning Certification course to coaches interested in developing basic knowledge and understanding of practical skills. The course will provide an ideal opportunity for coaches to increase their understanding of rugby training and its application to coaching.

Course Location
Marquette University
1250 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

To achieve this certification coaches must:
1. Complete the IRB Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Course (click here)
2. Attend the face-to-face IRB Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Clinic

The Strength and Conditioning course comprises six modules covering several topics:


  • Long Term Player Development Pathway
  • Functional screening
  • Anatomical adaptation
  • Demands of the Game
  • Principles of Training
  • Speed and intermittent sprint endurance
  • Periodization Recovery

The primary aim of the course is to help coaches prepare a player to safely play rugby and reduce the risk of injury. The course breaks down the specific demands of rugby and provides the strength and conditioning framework to meet those demands. The course consists of two parts: online course work and an in-person assessment.


Coaches who complete the course will earn 10 Professional Development Credits. Professional Development Credits are necessary to maintain an active USA Rugby Coaching Certification.