Play Rugby USA’s Youth Development Mentor’s (YDMs) have a vision to help students develop an understanding of how to play rugby while guiding their efforts towards achieving high levels of fitness and sense of team. YDMs have an important goal of helping students work towards acquiring positive character traits and life long skills.
YDMs have to go through a comprehensive training program developed by Coach Development Director Dom Wareing. Before our YDMs even co-coach at a site, the program covers child safety and health courses, concussion identification and awareness, the USA rugby level 100 course. and certification to be a Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach. YDMs also receive proprietary training on our athlete centered game sense curriculum and how to use the 60+ games on 30 lesson plans to develop life skills and infuse positive values through the sport of rugby. Out of the office , new YDMs also experience 30 hours of on the job training where they work with senior staff members to learn hands on how to deliver the curriculum and run a program site. If you are interested in becoming a YDM, click your area of interest below to get more information: