TRRA Promotions Fall/Winter 2013

TRRA & TRU Members,

trra_logoOn behalf of the TRRA and the Referee Advancement & Training Organization (RATO), it is my pleasure to announce the final round of referee promotions for 2013. This fall with the help of Jon Savage, RATO rolled out the TRRA Referee Mentoring/Coaching Program. This program matched each referee with a referee coach or mentor (C2 or higher).

Together referees and mentor/coaches worked together to set goals and create a pathway to success. It is the first time in TRRA history that referees could simply pick up the phone and receive instant coaching/feedback. In addition, RATO is still using the Online Assessments and video analysis to train and promote referees. TRRA would like to thank all the referees, mentors, coaches, and teams for their commitment to improving the game of rugby. Please join us in recognizing the hard work of the following referees who have been promoted.

C1 to B Panel
Scott Green
Jon Savage

C3 to C2:
Stan Cagle
Butch Neunschwander
Dan O’Donnell Sr.

C4 to C3:
Donnie Hennop
Mark Hughen

The TRRA is excited to have so many referees working towards the next level. I appreciate everyone’s dedication and hard work to themselves and to the success of the TRRA. With this group of referee leaders, the TRRA will have a great Spring 2014 season.

Please join me in congratulating all the referees.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to improving the Texas Rugby Union.

Traci Schmidtke
TRRA Vice-Chairman