Assistant Referee

Approximate delivery time: 4 hours

Cost: $30

Prerequisites: Current USA Rugby  membership, including registration as a referee and Touch Judge course certification
Requirements for Certification: Current USA Rugby membership, including registration as a referee, attend and participate in all course modules, touch Judge course certification and Level 1 Officiating course certification (achieved within one year of Assistant Referee course completion, if not certified at time of taking the Assistant Referee course).
Description: Provides instruction on the secondary and tertiary responsibilities and tasks of the touch judge, including the adjudication of foul play.  Course certification is one requirement for promotion to the grade of L1.

The course focuses on the following aspects of the game:

  • Foul play adjudication
  • Principal accountabilities
  • Signaling & reporting
  • Time & replacement
  • Positioning for detection
  • Positioning at kicks
  • Other roles of the assistant referee
  • Positioning at lineouts, scrums, rucks, mauls & stoppages
  • Communication systems


** Please note that no refunds will be considered for online courses unless the student contacts the educator prior to the course to indicate their inability to attend.