Approximate delivery time: 8 hours
Prerequisites: Current USA Rugby membership
Requirements for Certification: Registration with USA Rugby as a referee and attend and participate in all course modules, and complete short safety quiz administered at course site.
Description: The purpose of this introductory course is to enable officials to acquire basic skills to officiate safe, enjoyable competition. Course certification is required for anyone who wishes to referee any match that could potentially lead to a National Championship.
- Game knowledge
- Role of the referee
- Principles of rugby
- Referee preparation
- Open play
- Principles of refereeing
- Foul play
- Risk management
- Starting & restarting the game