Women’s Rugby Pathway Courses – April 21-22

We’re so excited to announce that in partnership with the Texas Rugby Union (TRU) and the Austin Valkyries there will be a L1 Referee course and L200 Coach course in Austin, TX on April 21-22. Also that weekend the Valkyries are hosting HARC, Detroit and Chicago for round 3 of the USA Rugby Gold Cup competition. We hope you’ll join us for the highly anticipated rugby matches and participate in either or both courses!

Saturday April 21st will have the L1 Officiating Course. As a referee, Kat Roche recently moved to Texas from Florida may be a bit biased, but she commented:

Kat Roche - USA Sevens 2018
Kat Roche – Refereeing the in-goal at 2018 USA Sevens in Las Vegas, NV.

Refereeing is an incredible way to be a part of high-level rugby and get to travel and see rugby all across the country (and world!). There are so many different levels of refereeing and you don’t have to be dreaming big in order to take this course. Maybe you just want to referee youth games on Sundays – this course will teach you the basics of keeping players safe and the game fun!

Sunday April 22nd will be the L200 Coaching Course. All clubs must have a L200 certified coach in order to be CIPPed with USA Rugby and many clubs (especially women’s and youth) have problems filling these requirements. Now is your opportunity to get certified and begin your journey to educate and inspire the next generation of players!

Both courses will be fully attended by and run by women in the rugby community so we need YOUR help to fill them up. Hopefully we will keep adding exciting things to the weekend schedule as this program grows, but we need your help to do it!

Please feel free to email Kat Roche (katrref@gmail.com) if you have any questions.

Referee Course – https://webpoint.usarugby.org/wp15/Events2/ViewEvt.wp?EventID=2596&isPopup=&Tab=Event+Details

Coaching Course – https://webpoint.usarugby.org/wp15/Events2/ViewEvt.wp?EventID=2595&isPopup=&Tab=Registration+Info

Please share around with anyone that you know may be interested!

Level 1 Officiating 15s – June 11 at Lewisville, TX

Level 1 Officiating 15s Click Here to Register
Date/Time: Sunday, June 11, 2017 (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Organizer: Lewisville Tigers Rugby Club-Boys
Clinic Details
Clinic Description
Pre-course Registration Requirements.  Students must complete the following World Rugby online modules available at the World Rugby Passport website.  First, register with WR on their Passport website that you will access with the noted links.  After completing each module, download the certificate you will receive from WR and email it to education@usarugby.org where it will be uploaded into your USA Rugby member profile.  The three WR modules to be completed in order to register for this course are:

Location & Contact Information
Facility: Harmon High School
1250 West Round Grove
Lewisville, TX  75067
Course Host: Jason Tucker
Email: lewisvillerugby@gmail.com
Phone: (325) 514-7840

Register Now!

Level 1 Officiating 15s – June 17 in Austin, TX

Level 1 Officiating 15s
Saturday, June 17, 2017 (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Comfort Suites Austin Airport
7501 E Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX  78741
: Hosted by: Texas Rugby Referee Association
Pre-course Registration Requirements.  Students must complete the following World Rugby online modules available at the World Rugby Passport website.  First, register with WR on their Passport website that you will access with the noted links.  After completing each module, download the certificate you will receive from WR and email it to education@usarugby.org where it will be uploaded into your USA Rugby member profile.  The three WR modules to be completed in order to register for this course are:

REGISTER

Level 1 Officiating 15 – Celina, TX – March 11, 2017

Clinic Description
Pre-course Registration Requirements.  Students must complete the following World Rugby online modules available at the World Rugby Passport website.  First, register with WR on their Passport website that you will access with the noted links.  After completing each module, download the certificate you will receive from WR and email it to education@usarugby.org where it will be uploaded into your USA Rugby member profile.  The three WR modules to be completed in order to register for this course are:

Location & Contact Information
Facility: Celina Athletics Department
503 E Pecan St
Celina, TX  75009
Course Host: Kelly Madonna (Rugby Texas SRO)
Course Leader: Wendy Young
Email: kelly.madonna@rugbytexas.org
Phone: 214-505-2722
Other Information/Notes:

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Level 1 Officiating 15s – Jan 14 @ Houston, TX – CANCELLED

Date/Time: Saturday, January 14, 2017 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Organizer: Rugby Texas – SRO
Clinic Details
Map/Directions
Registration Information & Fees
Clinic Description
Pre-course Registration Requirements.  Students must complete the following World Rugby online modules available at the World Rugby Passport website.  First, register with WR on their Passport website that you will access with the noted links.  After completing each module, download the certificate you will receive from WR and email it to education@usarugby.org where it will be uploaded into your USA Rugby member profile.  The three WR modules to be completed in order to register for this course are:

Location & Contact Information
Facility: Houston Sports Park
12131 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX  77045
Course Host: Kelly Madonna
Email: kelly.madonna@rugbytexas.org
Phone: 214-505-2722

Register Now! – CANCELLED

Level 1 Officiating 15s – Jan 8 @ Plano, TX – CANCELLED

Date/Time: Sunday, January 08, 2017 (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM)
Organizer: Rugby Texas – SRO
Clinic Details
Map/Directions
Registration Information & Fees
Clinic Description
Pre-course Registration Requirements.  Students must complete the following World Rugby online modules available at the World Rugby Passport website.  First, register with WR on their Passport website that you will access with the noted links.  After completing each module, download the certificate you will receive from WR and email it to education@usarugby.org where it will be uploaded into your USA Rugby member profile.  The three WR modules to be completed in order to register for this course are:

Location & Contact Information
Facility: Children’s Health Andrews Institute
7601 Preston Road
Plano, TX  75024
Course Host: Kelly Madonna
Email: wendy@scrumhalfconnection.com
Phone: 214-505-2722

Register Now! CANCELLED

Level 1 Officiating 15s – Jan 21 @ Austin, TX – CANCELLED

Date/Time: Saturday, January 21, 2017 (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Organizer: Rugby Texas – SRO
Clinic Details
Map/Directions
Registration Information & Fees
Clinic Description
Course is part of the Try On Rugby Officiating campaign.

Pre-course Registration Requirements.  Students must complete the following World Rugby online modules available at the World Rugby Passport website.  First, register with WR on their Passport website that you will access with the noted links.  After completing each module, download the certificate you will receive from WR and email it to education@usarugby.org where it will be uploaded into your USA Rugby member profile.  The three WR modules to be completed in order to register for this course are:

Location & Contact Information
Facility: Courtyard by Marriott- Austin South
4533 South IH 35
Austin, TX  78744
Course Host: Kelly Madonna
Email: kelly.madonna@rugbytexas.org
Phone: 214-505-2722

Register Now! CANCELLED (due to low numbers)

Referee Performance Reviewer Course – Feb 26-28 @ Allen, TX

Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 (6:00 PM) – Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 (12:00 PM)
Organizer: Texas Rugby Referee Association
Clinic Description
Must arrive in time for 6 PM session Friday evening.
Course will conclude by noon on Sunday
Location & Contact Information
Facility: The Den

109 N Greeneville Ave Allen, TX 75002

Course Host: Peter Watson
Course Leader: Harry Laws
Email: peter.watson@mailgw.com
Phone: 781-891-9041
 Registration Information & Fees
Entry Deadline: 2/16/2016 6:00:00 PM
You must be a member of USA Rugby to participate in this event
Registration Options
Registration Option Price
Event Entry Fee $120.00

 Register Now!

Complete the Referee L1 Course & we’ll refund you the cost!

10419457_648274051928755_5105821905885691897_nRefereeing is a fun, exciting, non-contact way to be involved with Rugby. There are many reasons to take up officiating, you get to see all the action from the best position on the field, it’s a great way to keep fit, enhance your knowledge of the laws, and meet new and interesting people.

The one-day Level 1 Referee course will teach you the fundamentals of the referee’s involvement in the game. The Course comprises of ten units of online learning and some face-to-face learning. Once you have completed the online and face-to-face sessions, you will have gained the skills and knowledge needed to be a fair and effective referee.

What about my $60 bucks?

Very simple! The next course will be held in conjunction with the TRU Summ it in Dallas, TX. Register, complete the certification course and then work with the Texas Rugby Referee Association to officiate four matches (we’ll provide a coaching and additional training) and then the TRU will refund you the course cost ($60).  On top of that you will also receive a match reimbursement per match of at least $50, that’s $200 for a couple of weekends!

Touch Judge / Assistant Referee Certifications [Team Requirement]

Scott Green & Joey Swatzell discuss a call | Texas Rugby Referee Association
Scott Green & AR Joey Swatzell discuss a call | Texas Rugby Referee Association
Photo by Norma Salinas Photography

For the upcoming 2015-2016 competitive season, all teams will be required to provide TWO certified Touch Judge or Assistant Referees for all home league matches. TRU is offering FREE TJ/AR courses at the TRU Summit in Allen, TX on Aug 29-30, 2015.

The TRU Board highly encourages all teams to send representatives to the Summit in order to be certified. If teams cannot attend the TRU Summit, teams must provide proof of online USA Rugby TJ or AR Course Certification (cost $30) before September 1, 2015. Proof of certification can be sent to admin@texasrugbyunion.com.

Register for the FREE TJ/AR Courses at the TRU Summit.