Level 1 Officiating
Eligibility: This is the entry or introductory level course to rugby
refereeing. Read below for course registration, participants must register
for certification and material.
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.
Description: The purpose of this introductory course is to enable officials
to acquire basic skills to officiate safe, enjoyable competition. Course
certification is required for anyone who wishes to referee any match that
could potentially lead to a National Championship.
The course focuses on: Game knowledge, Role of the referee, Planning,
Advantage, Touch, Principles of rugby, Positioning, Referee preparation,
Open play, Lineout, Principles of refereeing, Communication, Technical,
Contact, Foul play, Management, Risk management, Starting & restarting the
game, Scrum, and how to have fun as a rugby referee.
Course Registration, Cost and CIPP: The cost is $50.00. Registration can be
Items needed to attend the course (click on the links below):
• CIPP - USAR Membership Number
• Course Registration Confirmation
• IRB Rugby Ready Certificate, www.rugbyready.com
• IRB Laws Exam Certificate, www.irblaws.com
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for outdoor practical work.
Lunch will be provided.
Note: Course will be held in the Liccardo Center