Com­plete Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Course

Touch Judge

This is the entry or intro­duc­tory level course to rugby ref­er­ee­ing. It pro­vides instruc­tion on the pri­mary tasks of the touch judge in adju­di­cat­ing touch, touch-​in-​goal, kicks at goal, and the roles of the touch judge in seven-​a-​side rugby. Course cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is one require­ment for pro­mo­tion to the grade of L1.

The Touch Judge course focuses on when is the ball in touch,Touch judge signals,Places of the throw in,Touch judge positioning,and Seven-​a-​side variations.

The course is now offered online and runs about two hours.

Assis­tant Referee

This is the sec­ond level course to rugby ref­er­ee­ing.The Assis­tant Ref­eree course provides instruc­tion on the sec­ondary and ter­tiary respon­si­bil­i­ties and tasks of the touch judge, includ­ing the adju­di­ca­tion of foul play.

You must have taken a Touch Judge course prior to sign­ing up for an Assis­tant Ref­eree course.

The course focuses on the fol­low­ing aspects of the game:Foul play adjudication,Principal accountabilities,Signaling &reporting,Time & replacement,Positioning for detection,Positioning at kicks,Positioning at line­outs, scrums, rucks, mauls &stoppages,Communication systems

The course is now offered online.

Level 1 Officiating

The pur­pose of this 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.

Level 1 Offi­ci­at­ing is an in-​person course and usu­ally runs about 8 hours. Be pre­pared with suit­able clothes and shoes for out­door prac­ti­cal work.


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