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 […]
May 2019 world Rugby promulgated a decision-making framework for sanction of dangerous tackle and shoulder charge. This decision-making framework should be utilized effective May 22, 2019. You can review this information in the law application guidelines at World Rugby Laws.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]