Level 1 Rugby Referee Course Announced by MidSouth

Date: February 13, 2016World Rugby Referee Course Nashville

Location: Father Ryan High School  700 Norwood Drive, Nashville, TN

Time: 8:00 to 5:00

Educator: Dave Haines

Contact: Dave Haines (dhaines@msn.com)

Cost: $50 ($75 for Walk-ins)

Level 1 Officiating – Introduction to Rugby Officiating

Prerequisites:  CIPP, Rugby Ready Certificate, IRB Laws Exam Certificate (if you cannot complete these prior to the course please contact the instructor)

Requirements for Certification: Current USA Rugby membership, including registration as a referee, attend and participate in all course modules, pass online law exam and rugby ready exam prior to course, and complete short safety quiz administered at course site.  Course certification is required for anyone who desires to referee ANY match that could potentially lead to a National Championship at any level.

Description: The Level 1 Course is the basic referee course. It covers the referee’s priorities, provides an introduction to the Laws of the game, risk management as well as examining scrums, rucks/mauls, tackles, line-outs, offside and advantage with focus on the critical aspects of the game and how to referee them. The course does not go through the Laws of the game page by page.

Attire: There will be a practical training session on the grounds of the fitness center, please dress appropriately. All participants are asked to come to the course dressed (and with kit bags packed) as if refereeing a match.

Notes: Students are encouraged to complete the online law exam prior to the course. Once successfully completed, please print and bring the IRB Certificate with you to the course. This will count as completion of the exam requirement, the participants will still be required to complete an in class safety exam. Lunch will be provided.

Course Registration: The cost is $50.00. Registration can be accomplished on-line. AFTER REGISTERING, PLEASE FORWARD THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL TO THE COURSE EDUCATOR – Dave Haines (dhaines@msn.com) include your name, email address and phone number.

  1. Go to http://usarugby.org/referee-courses
  2. Select Sign up for a Referee Course (right side of the page)
  3. Select the correct course (2/13/16. Nashville, TN)

Documents needed to attend the course:level 1 rugby officiating

Prior to the course, complete:


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