Growing and improving club rugby administration and coaching throughout the Carolinas Geographic Rugby Union is just as important, if not more important, than the growth in playing numbers. Good club administration improves player recruiting, retention, and satisfaction. Excellent coaching improves the overall playing experience for all players, thus improving player retention rates and level of competition. As the CGRU plans to introduce coach development opportunities to go along with player development opportunities.
Developing rugby in the Carolinas is important to the Carolinas Geographic Rugby Union. As part of our commitment to providing development opportunities for club administrators, coaches, and players the CGRU sets aside funding each year for at least two development camps/clinics.
If your club is interested in hosting an admin, coaching, and/or player development camp please fill out the application below. When completing the application, please be as descriptive as possible and attach documentation such as quotes, detailed estimates, timelines, etc. Use as much space as needed to describe your project.
Admin/Coaching/Player Development Camp Application
General Grant Request Form
Carolinas Rugby Union Level 200/300 Coaching Development Program
Each year the CGRU will reimburse one coach per club to take either the USA Rugby Level 200 or Level 300 Coaching course. Once the member has registered & completed the class, they will need to send a copy of the following items to the union for repayment to be issued.
⦁ Proof of Registration & Receipt for amount Paid
⦁ Proof of Completion/Certification (this should be available within the player's/coach's personal membership profile in USA Rugby)
⦁ The member requesting reimbursement must be a currently registered and in good standing member of a CGRU club in order to receive the reimbursement.
Here are some additional coaching resources to explore:
World Rugby Coaching Resources
USA Rugby Coaching Resources