USA CDP Courses

For Immediate Release
March 16, 2010

Coach Development Program Announces its Application Process for the Upcoming Seasons

BOULDER, Colo. – Following a very successful winter workshop season, USA Rugby’s Coach Development Program (CDP) would like to officially announce the opening of the host application process for the upcoming spring and summer seasons.

“The winter workshops certified more than 400 coaches from all over the United States,” USA Rugby Director of Coach Development, Norm Mottram said. “But, we want to continue to increase this number. By improving coaches, we look to strengthen the level of play in each region.”

The goal of the Coach Development department is to create as many coach education opportunities around the United States as possible, but in order to accomplish that it requires interested Territories, State-Based Rugby Organizations, Local Area Unions, and/or clubs to host courses.

“The workshop learning experience is directly affected by the learning environment,” Mottram added, “So we are continuing to look for the right hosts. Coach Development is an essential part of growing the game around the country and workshop hosts play an important part in making the CDP events effective.”

The Coach Development Program also offers selected hosts new equipment and an opportunity to fundraise. All hosting organizations receive new balls, cones and rugby shields, and have the opportunity to earn up to $40* per participant.

USA Rugby’s CDP is currently accepting applications to host Certification, Sevens and Continuing Education courses. These include:
• Certification Courses
o Introducing Rugby
o Developing Rugby
• Coaching Rugby Sevens
o Sevens Coaching Level 1
o Sevens Coaching Level 2
• Continuing Education/Technical Sessions
o Luke Gross’ Lineout or Ruck/Continuity Clinics
o Bill LeClerc’s Scrum Clinic

The Continuing Education Program offers certified coaches a number of opportunities to gain additional knowledge and education in the coaching field. Additionally, coaches can earn continuing education units (CEUs) that will extend the life of their current coaching certification.

“The USA Rugby CDP is always a great opportunity for coaches to network and hone their skills for the betterment of the game” said Kenny Pope, the local host in Towson, Md., who had over 70 participants.

If your area is in need of certified coaches, please request a host application from Mollie at mmccarthy@usarugby.org or visit the website www.usarugby.org/goto/cdp. For more information on the continuing education program please visit www.usarugby.org/goto/ceu.

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