BC Rugby Seeking Age-Grade Coaches for 2024 Season

2024 BC Bears Age-Grade Coaches Call – Apply Now!

BC Rugby is seeking multiple Age-Grade Coaches to work collaboratively and provide performance programs for male and female BC Bears teams for the 2024 season.

Coaches will lead the identification, selection and preparation of Provincial Age-Grade athletes who will represent the BC Bears at U16, U18 and U19 levels in 2024. These programs run at various times from February 2024-September 2024. Successful candidates will be responsible for the delivery of a positive and holistic high-performance program that supports both individual player development and team success.

Applicants must be NCCP Competition Introduction World Rugby Level 2 Trained or Level 2 Certified, and must be registered and insured as an active BC Rugby Coach to be considered for an interview. BC Bears Coach appointments will be finalized before the end of the Fall Age-Grade season.

Successful candidates will then be expected to use BC Rugby competitions to identify as well as hold identification sessions for their relevant programs throughout the Winter, Spring and Summer seasons.

Rugby Canada will be confirming National Age-Grade competitions for Summer 2024 shortly, to take place in early August. The identification process for Provincial teams begins in the Fall 2023 with Club League play and will continue through the Winter and Spring with Talent ID and Development sessions to help grow and identify players for summer selection, which is then confirmed at the BC Rugby Provincial Reginal Championships.
“We are looking for pathway Coaches that can help develop these players and their skillsets further towards future National Teams selection. These Coaches must first and foremost have an excellent technical understanding and track record of improving players. They need to be able to facilitate a fun, challenging, safe and inclusive team environment.” BC Rugby Technical Director John Tait


Age-Grade Provincial Representative Rugby has made a successful return to the BC Rugby calendar over the past two years, with BC Bears teams enjoying clean sweeps at the 2022 Western Canadian Championships and 2022 Canadian Rugby U19 National Championships.

Returning home with three Western Championship titles and a second-place finish in 2023, the U16 and U18 Boys and Girls teams enjoyed a thrilling experience at this year’s Western Canadian Championships in Calgary.

BC hosted the 2023 Canadian Rugby U19 National Championships in Vancouver, which saw a welcome return to national competition for the BC Bears U19 Girls team. While a title eluded both BC Bears U19 Boys and Girls teams, the tournament provided valuable experience and competition for our athletes and Coaches.


To apply for these BC Bears Coaching positions, please submit an application including an updated resume and preference for the Age-Grade programs to BC Rugby Technical Director John Tait at jtait@bcrugby.com by October 25, 2023.

A full position description can be found here.

No phone calls please. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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