Level 3 Officiating

Approximate delivery time: 32 hours

Cost: $200 

Prerequisites: Current USA Rugby membership, including registration as a referee and Level 2 Officiating course certification or equivalent.

Requirements for Certification: Attend and participate in all course modules.

Requirements for Accreditation:Attend and participate in all course modules, achieve two satisfactory practical assessments (excellent or competent) not older than 12 months, pass take home open book law exam (can be taken prior to the course) and complete presentation of a season plan.

Description: The purpose of this course is to enable officials to analyze performance and prepare affectively to officiate safe, enjoyable competition.  The course provides training for the elite level referee by providing an intense intellectual examination of the modern game of rugby.  Course accreditation is one requirement for promotion to the National Panel or the National Focus Group.  Course certification is one requirement for appointment as a National Evaluator.

Course Focus:

  • Full management of game and officials
  • Communication with all match participants
  • Goal setting
  • Coach and assessor
  • Key factor analysis for scrums
  • Long-term 
    development plan
  • Detailed fitness programs
  • Mental preparation
  • Application of laws in context of environment
  • Key factor analysis for mauls
  • Touch judge communication and positional play
  • Implementation of protocols and discipline
  • Materiality
  • Variations of positional play
  • Key factor analysis for rucks
  • Key factor analysis for lineouts
  • Key factor analysis for tackles