TRRA 2019 Policies and Procedures Webinar
Please join the TRRA as we discuss the TRRA Policies & Procedures for the 2019 season. Please register for TRRA Training and Development Webinar on Sep 4th, 2018 7:00 PM CDT
A short note to announce that we have opened the floor to nominations for the 2016/17 Chairman and Vice Chairman positions. Nominations will be accepted until Midnight, Saturday, August 6th, 2016.
We will then open the floor to voting after the nomination window has closed.
Please send your nominations to Wendy at email@example.com.
If you have questions, please send Scott Green or me an email.
The TRRA AGM is just around the corner which means it is time to elect the TRRA Chairman and Vice Chairman. This year it will be held in conjunction with the TRU Summit at the Allen Griffins world class facility, The Den on August 20th @ 4pm.
The TRU Summit will be offering both L1 and TJ-AR courses and it would be great to have TRRA referees there to help out where needed.
As well as the TRRA AGM, the TRU AGM and TRU Hall of Fame will be taking place over the weekend. So make sure you come out to this great event and get involved. Please check your WTR account for an invite.
|Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 (6:00 PM) – Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 (12:00 PM)|
|Organizer: Texas Rugby Referee Association|
Must arrive in time for 6 PM session Friday evening.
Course will conclude by noon on Sunday
|Location & Contact Information|
|Registration Information & Fees|
|Event Entry Fee||$120.00|
On behalf of the TRRA and the Referee Advancement & Training Organization (RATO), it is my pleasure to announce the final round of promotions for 2015.
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:
C4 to C3
RATO hosted a Level 1, Level 2 and Coaching of Match Officials referee certification courses in August 2015 in conjunction with the TRU Summit. Last year we held our largest course with 17 attendees. The course at the Summit had a record 19 attendees!
As always, participants from each course were able to work on their particular coursework with live teams at the Summit. This hands on experience was reported as the best part of the course. We saw a wide spectrum of rugby enthusiasts that all want to give back to the game by picking up the whistle. Please welcome the newest additions to the TRRA team:
CMO (Coaching of Match Officials)
The TRRA is excited to have so many new referees, referee coaches and current referees working towards the next level. We appreciate everyone’s dedication and hard work to themselves and to the success of the TRRA.
Thank you for your hard work and dedication to improving the Texas Rugby Union and the Texas Rugby Referee Association.
Refereeing 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.
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!
The nomination window has closed for TRRA Chairman and Vice Chairman. The nominations received were: Butch Neuenschwander (Chairman) and Scott Green (Vice Chair). Each nominee was asked to submit a rugby resume, and personal statement:
Additional nominations may be submitted on the day of the AGM, however, they will not be listed on the website for member review. Voting will occur at the TRRA AGM, July 19, 2015; we highly encourage all referees to attend. RSVP by responding to the Who’s the Ref invitation or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 10, 2015. Lunch will be provided to those who rsvp.
If a referee cannot attend, they may submit their vote by absentee (email) by Friday, July 17, 2015 at 5pm. Note that absentee votes must be sent digitally to email@example.com. Or you may give your proxy to another TRRA Member who will be attending the meeting, notice of this proxy must also be sent digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org by the same deadline as above. Per the bylaws, each TRRA Member can only hold one proxy.
Please contact the current TRRA Chairman or any member of the R&L Committee if you have questions or concerns about this process.
Mark your calendars! The Texas Rugby Union is holding it’s first ever Regional Development Summit on August 29-30, 2015 in the Dallas area. The 2 day event will be held at The Den – Athletic Training and Performance Center and will be hosted by the Griffins Rugby Club.
This event is for rugby of all levels including Adults, Collegiate, High School and Youth, men, women, fans, coaches, referees, players and die-hards alike. This is the best opportunity to learn and share about coaching, refereeing and administration.
More details: https://www.texasrugbyunion.com/summit/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/492795557550325/
All TRRA members (in good standing) are invited to attend, but need to RSVP (see invite from Who’s the Ref) by July 10, 2015 to ensure adequate room size and lunch reservations. Non-TRRA members are welcome, please send your RSVP to the TRU Admin (email@example.com).
Agenda items will be posted to the web accordingly and new business items and/or discussion item requests can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for addition to the meeting agenda.
In conjunction with the SWWC 7s Tournament we are hosting a Level 1 Referee Course. We are looking forward to grooming a team of new referees 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 once you become a registered referee you are eligible for Kit, Match Fees and Mileage!
Eligibility: This is the entry or introductory level course to rugby refereeing. Read below for course registration, participants must register for certification and material.
Where: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop [MAP]
561 W. Campbell Road
Certification: 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.
Description: 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.
The course focuses on: 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.
Course Registration, Cost and CIPP: The cost is $60.00. Registration can be accomplished on-line. AFTER REGISTERING, PLEASE FORWARD THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL TO THE COURSE EDUCATOR
Items needed to attend the course (click on the links below):