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COACH Development

Coach Development

Attend Silverbacks Sessions

followed by coach talk backs

Monthly Book Clubs

With Coaching process Discussion

Monthly Roundtables

On what to coach

AccesS to video library

Clips, Matches, & Sessions

Annual Coach Development Plan

+ Monthly 1-on-1 with ser Coaches

Assist Senior Coaches at 

Silverbacks Sessions

Paid Coaching Opportunities 

At Silverbacks Camps



Junior Coach
Development Program

Junior Coach Program


  • Support young local coaches aspiring to kickstart a career in rugby.

  • Provide these coaches with development support and mentorship opportunities.

  • Create a development and career pathway for local coaches.

  • Offer paid coaching opportunities from time-to-time.

  • Build a pool of talented, qualified coaches for future openings in Silverbacks Elite Rugby's Senior Coaching Staff.

Program Benefits & Activities

  • Free access to all Silverbacks Elite Rugby's Coach Development Program activities.

  • Support creating a Personal Coach Development Plan and regular check-ins with members of Senior Coaching Staff.

  • Opportunities to coach weekly training sessions alongside Senior Coaches

  • Paid opportunities to coach at semiannual camps.

  • Prefer hiring pathway for senior coaching staff.

Applicant Requirements

  • 3-5 Years Experience Coaching Contact Rugby

  • USA Rugby L200 Coaching Certificate

  • Current or Ability to Obtain USA Rugby Membership

  • Current or Ability to Obtain USOPC SafeSport Certification

  • Current or Ability to Pass USA Rugby Background Check

  • Able to Commute to a Silverbacks Training Hub
    (current hubs throughout Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin)

Application Materials

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • 1 Professional Reference

  • Statement of Coaching Philosophy

  • Statement of Playing Philosophy

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