Referee Course: Tampa, FL—Oct 4, 2009

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Wendy YoungCorrespondent ISeptember 15, 2009
Level 1 Referee Course
Sunday, October 4, 2009—9am-5pm
USF, Tampa, Florida

Description: The Florida Rugby Referee Association will be holding a Level 1 Officiating Course. The purpose of this introductory course is to enable officials to acquire basic skills to officiate safe, enjoyable competition.

This course is required for anyone who wishes to referee any match that could potentially lead to a national championship. Students who have passed the exam and refereed three games will then be eligible to have the course cost reimbursed by FRU.

Cost: $65.00 Checks can be made payable to FRRA.

Course Information: The Level 1 Course is the basic referee’s course. It covers the referee’s priorities, provides an introduction to the laws of the game, risk management, as well as examining scrums, rucks/mauls, tackles, line-outs, offside, and advantage, with focus on the critical aspects of the game and how to referee them.

The course does not go through the laws of the game page by page. There is an open book test at the end of the course, which students will take and have marked the same day, so you will know when you leave whether or not you have passed.

Attendees will need to wear comfortable clothing suitable for both classroom and on the field practical sessions.

How to register: Participants are required to confirm their attendance ASAP. To confirm attendance please email; include your name, address (postal, city, state, zip code), date of birth, contact e-mail address, daytime phone number. A follow-up e-mail will be sent to confirm your attendance.

Gerry FitzGerald

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