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Texas Rugby Referee AssociationWe’re so excited that you want to host a referee course! Hosting a referee course has so many benefits!

Why host a course?

  1. Bring more trained referees to your area
  2. Educate your players, parents, coaches
  3. Revenue opportunity for members of your community
  4. Increase the local quality of the game
  5. Provide your players, parents, coaches the resources they need to become referees

Benefits for Coaches:

  • Opportunity for players to make money for club
  • Guaranteed referees for A & B side games
  • Further integration of club into the rugby community
  • Increase player/ personal technical knowledge of the game
  • Increase player fitness levels

Benefits for Club:

  • Revenue generation
  • Increase player/ personal technical knowledge of the game
  • Increase player fitness levels
  • Guaranteed referees for A & B side games
  • To demonstrate legitimacy to school administration
  • Determination of geographic location of the course

Benefits for Players:

  • Increase personal technical knowledge of the game
  • Increase personal fitness levels
  • Determination of geographic location of the course
  • Opportunity to earn money
  • Opportunity to give back to the game

If you are interested in hosting an officiating training course for your organization:

Determine a location for the course. You will need both classroom space and gymnasium or field space.

  • If you plan to use field space, be sure to have a contingency plan for bad weather
  • You or the rental facility must provide AV equipment (projector, AV cords, etc.)

Determine a date/ time for the course. Training courses run from two hours to two days, depending on the course. Be sure to reserve ample time at your course location.

  • Touch Judge Course: 4 hours (can be taught online)
  • Assistant Referee Course: 4 hours (can be taught online)
  • Level 1 (15s) Officiating Course: 8 hours (can be split into multiple sessions)
  • Level 2 (15s) Officiating Course: 16 hours (can be split into multiple sessions)
  • Level 1 (7s) Officiating Course: 8 hours (can be split into multiple sessions)
  • Level 2 (7s) Officiating Course: 16 hours (can be split into multiple sessions)
  • Coaching of Match Officials 1: 8 hours (can be split into multiple sessions)
  • Coaching of Match Officials 2: 16 hours (can be split into multiple sessions)
  • Evaluator Course: 16 hours (can be split into multiple sessions)

Contact TRRA to schedule with our IRB accredited educators

Day of the Course:

You will need:

  • Balls
  • Cones
  • AV Equipment (if not provided by the site)
    • Laptop
    • Projector
    • Speakers (if laptop speakers are not loud enough)
    • Extension cords/ power strips

 

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