RLEF / USARL Coaching Certification

The US Association of Rugby League, Inc. (USARL) a member of the RLIF/RLEF, is committed to Coach Education and Training for the Sport of Rugby League in the USA.


As the NGB, USARL administrators are actively consulting with the RLEF to provide pathways to coach education, training and accreditation. Those who wish to coach Rugby League in the USA should be accredited by the USARL.

We are researching best practice in conducting RLEF Level 1 Coaching Courses under USARL accreditation via application on the USARL website (TBD).


USARL Coach candidates will be required to complete the following

There are two delivery options:

  1. One day (equivalent) home study, comprising on-line modules and zoom sessions prior to attending one day on course face-to-face. The home study MUST be completed prior to attending the course. 

  2. Two days on Course, face-to face delivery, in the classroom and out on the Field. 

Coaches who attend and successfully complete the course will be CERTIFIED for 12 months, enabling them to coach. In order to be ACCREDITED (qualified), they must complete post-course work (CATO) within that 12-month period. If they fail to do so their certification will be withdrawn.



This is a programme of continued professional development in four categories (consolidation-application-team-observation) which allows coaches to become accredited at Level 1 and eligible to apply for the Level 2 qualification after 12 months active coaching.

  • Consolidation and Application – 12 months: coaches should plan, deliver, and review 6 linked coaching sessions appropriate to the team / group they are coaching. At least one of these sessions should be observed by a coach educator. Upon completion of the 6 linked sessions coaches should provide a self-review of their coaching, which identifies 3 development points.

We are also communicating with the RLEF to provide Coach Tutor Courses so those who become qualified can then deliver the RLEF Level 1 Coaching Course in the USA on behalf of the USARL.  

We encourage you to visit the RLEF Home of Coach Education website offer a range of online coaching resources for different levels of the game.


USARL Coaching Course dates and online access details to follow soon. 


For more information contact 

Mike Brogan USARL / RLEF Coach Educator 

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