Here's your chance to get certified as a ref as the fall season starts: There will be a Level 1 course at Southington High School in Southington Connecticut on August 24 (Saturday), 2013.
The course leader is Richard Parker.
Eligibility: This is the entry or introductory level course to rugby refereeing. Students must have current CIPP registration with USA Rugby
Cost: $50 (course fee)
Pre-Requisites for the Course: Current USA Rugby membership, attend and participate in all course modules, pass the online law exam and rugby ready exam prior to course,
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 Techniques, Risk Management, Starting & restarting the game, Scrum, and how to have fun as a rugby referee.
Pre-registration is required.
To register and learn more about the course go to this page on USA Rugby.