Level 2 Referee Course – Developing Officiating Skills – Day 1, Sunday March 11th, Day 2 Sunday March 25th

Day 1: Sunday March 11th
Day 2: Sunday March 25th (both days must be completed)

Cost: $100 (Upon completion of BOTH days and course requirements, TRRA will reimburse half)
Austin, Texas, Location TBA
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Working Lunch will be provided by TRRA

Local Contact: Traci Schmidtke, 512-968-4888
Course Educator: Steve Parrill, 985-974-1134

Students must attend BOTH days in order to earn the credit for the course. The course is two days, but you only register one time which covers both days.

Students must register online to attend the course:

Prerequisites: Current USA Rugby membership, including registration as a referee, Level 1 Officiating course certification, current USA Rugby membership, including registration as a referee, Level 1 Officiating course certification or equivalent and one full season of refereeing.

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

Requirements for Accreditation: Attend and participate in all course modules, achieve satisfactory practical assessment (excellent or competent), pass IRB laws test and bring certificate to class, submit a 12-event officiating diary covering matches and training sessions and complete IRB Rugby Ready certification (can be completed prior to the course).

The purpose of this course is to enable officials to develop further the skills acquired in the introductory course so as to officiate safe, enjoyable competition. Course accreditation is one requirement for promotion to the Territorial Panel or Zone Panel.
The course focuses on the following aspects of the game:

  • Principles of attack & defense
  • Communication
  • Risk management
  • Foul play
  • Tackle
  • Key factor analysis of unit skills
  • Referee support
  • Consistent application
  • Open Play
  • Ruck
  • The representative game in your country
  • Fitness basics
  • Touch judging
  • Scrum
  • Maul
  • Refereeing principles
  • Responsibility & commitment
  • Advantage
  • Lineout

If you are unable to make this course, you can check the USA Rugby Calendar of Events for upcoming courses around the USA here.