Coaching of Officials Course 2015

The MidSouth Rugby Referee Society is pleased to announce that the Heart of Dixie Tournament in Huntsville, AL will serve as the location for an upcoming World Rugby Coaching of Officials Course on October 2nd and 3rd, 2015.  This is part of a strategic effort to develop a solid team across the MSRRS for referee growth.

Coaching of Match officials course

Date & Time:  Friday Oct 2nd 6:00 to 10:00 and Saturday Oct 3rd.  Attendance at both sessions is required for course certification.

Locations:  Friday evening – Embassy Suites (conference room), 800 Monroe St. SW, Huntsville, AL 35801 (website).
Saturday – Triana Blvd, Huntsville, Alabama 35805 (Location of the Heart of Dixie Rugby Tournament for practical sessions)

Educator: Steve Parrill 985-974-1134

Eligibility: Current USA Rugby membership.

Course Registration: The cost is $60.00. Registration is online via USA Rugby Courses. After registering, please forward the confirmation email to the course educator, Steve Parrill, at

Certification: To achieve certification, participants must have current USA Rugby membership, attend and participate in all course modules, and pass the online law exam (prior to course) and rugby ready module (prior to course).  The Law exam and Rugby Ready training are accessed via World Rugby. Please complete the course and print your certificates prior to the coaching of officials course. 

Description:  The purpose of this course is to introduce the concept and role of referee coaching to enable assistance and guidance to develop the referee.  The World Rugby Level 1 Coaching of Match Officials course aims to create a platform for developing coaches of match officials and motivate them to collect some coaching experience on their way. The course is delivered using the following structure: using three different modules to explain, demonstrate, practice, perform, and analyze coaching skills. 

Lodging: Participants staying at Embassy Suites Huntsville may use the group code “614″ and group name “USA Rugby” for the discount rate of $119.00 per night plus tax.
That rate will include: complimentary cooked to order breakfast buffet, complimentary managers reception (cocktail hour) every evening from 5:30-7:30pm, access to our indoor climate controlled pool, access to our 24 hour state of the art fitness center, complimentary shuttle for guests to and from the airport, complimentary shuttle for guests anywhere within a 2 mile radius, and 10% off of spa services at our “Spa Botanica” (when you mention your group block). The group cutoff date is September 16th, at midnight. Call 1-800-EMBASSY and book over the phone or book online and reference the group code above.

Travel: Huntsville airport (HSV) has direct flights from and to: Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, and Washington.

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