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Referee Coaching Report

The Midwest Rugby referee Society referee development committee, chaired by Billy Koval and assisted by to Tim Enos and Dan Frankenfeld, have published a referee coaching report. This report aids in communication between the referee and coach, and also documents a referee’s progression, when compared across games and seasons. In order to advance from C3 […]

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Game Management Guidelines 2018-19

The 2018/2019 USA game management guidelines for 15s, 7s, and high school have been published by USA Rugby Referees. These guidelines enable players, officials, and coaches to have a clearer approach to the game and to be more aligned in Law application throughout the country. They also reflect directives from World Rugby. These guidelines are […]

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Effective Referee-player Communication

Much of referee training centers around knowing the laws, knowing where to be to see the game, and being sufficiently fit to transition along the best positions through the game.  Early in one’s referee development, communication is limited to “whistle, signal, talk.” It is the all important aspect of signaling and stating why we blew […]

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2017 Law Trials Effective in August

The following new law trials will begin August 1st, 2017 for 15s and August 14, 2017 for 7s. Pictures, powerpoint, websites, and video examples are available at these excellent resources: Dropbox folder World Rugby laws website Additionally, the USARR-GMG-2017-2018 is fully updated with the law trials for this fall. This important resource explains how  the trials will look in practice, […]

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