Level 1 Officiating

Approximate delivery time: 8 hours

Cost: $50

Prerequisites: Current USA Rugby membership

Prior to course: Pass IRB online law exam and complete IRB Rugby Ready program prior to course.  Bring completion certificates to class

Requirements for Certification: Registration with USA Rugby as a referee and attend and participate in all course modules, 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.

Course Focus:

  • 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