Level 1 Referee Courses – Feb 23, 2014 – 2 Locations: Ft Hood, TX & Houston, TX

Fil Keuppens, TRRATRRA is hosting a Level 1 Referee course  in Ft Hood, TX and Houston, TX on February 23, 2014. We are looking forward to grooming a team of young fit refs to take their place on Local, National and Olympic stages. We urge players, administrators, coaches, parents, spectators, and fans to consider giving back to the game by becoming a rugby referee. It is an incredibly rewarding experience and you have the best seat in the house! Also, did we forget to mention that once you are a registered TRRA Referee you are eligible for TRRA Kit, Match Fees and Mileage?

This is the entry or introductory level course to rugby refereeing. Read below for course registration, participants must register for certification and material.

This is a one day course, from 9am to 5pm, and there will be a group lunch break. 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.

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, and how to have fun as a rugby referee.

**Wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for outdoor practical work.


Current USA Rugby membership, including registration as a referee, attend and participate in all course modules, pass online law exam and rugby ready exam prior to course, and complete short safety quiz administered at course site.

Ft. Hood: Traci Schmidtke – tschmidtke@texasrugbyunion.com / 512-968-4888
Houston: Jim Wolfinger – jwolfinger@texasrugbyunion.com / 713-823-1901

Locations & Registration Links

Ft. Hood – February 23, 2014 [MAP]
Venable Village Community Life Center (Building 60087)
Venable Drive Fort Hood, TX 76544

TIME: 9am-5pm


**NOTE: This location is off post and not on base.**

Houston, TX – February 23, 2014
**Strake Jesuit College Preparatory [MAP]

St. Thomas High School
4500 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007**Location has changed to Strake Jesuit College Preparatory.

TIME: 9am-5pm