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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Indiana Rugby Referee Society Level 1 Officiating - Introduction to Officiating Courses

The Indiana Rugby Referee Society will hold Level 1 Officiating – Introduction to Officiating courses at the following locations and dates (8am–5 pm):

Saturday, 14 January       La Salette Academy, Georgetown, IL  (a TJ course will follow)
Saturday, 4 February       Marquette HS, Michigan City, IN
Saturday, 21 January       Foundation For Youth, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus, IN
The purpose of this course is to enable officials to acquire basic skills to officiate safe, enjoyable competition.  The course covers referee priorities, game knowledge and management and an introduction to the Laws.  There is pre-class work that must be completed (see below), class work and Rugby activity in a fieldhouse, so wear suitable clothing and shoes.  The course will begin at 8am and last until approximately 5:00 pm (although we may be out earlier depending on the class).  At the La Salette site, the TJ course will start at 4PM and be finished by 5:30.

The cost of the L1 course is $50.00 and $15 to cover lunch and gas donation for the visiting instructor.  Registration is online through the usarugby.org website.  Click on Referees andRegister for a Referee Training Course.  In order to receive certification you need to hold current USA Rugby membership including registration as a referee at membership.usarugby.org/default.aspx .  You may attend the course without that, but if you wish to referee, membership is required.  The TJ course is an additional $25.

Please complete the IRB Rugby Ready online study prior to the course at www.irbrugbyready.com/ .  It is required that individuals take an open book law exam; please complete prior to the course at www.irblaws.com.  Links to both of the on-line courses are also available on the www.usarugby.org  website.  Participants who have completed the online material prior to the course must bring their certificates showing they have completed these online requirements.  Those who don’t will not be certified until these requirements are fulfilled.  Additionally, all course participants are required to answer the five safety questions on the day of the course.

Course instructors:

La Salette
Harry Laws (hlaws@ecommunity.com)
Chris Holloway (Minnesota)

Michigan City
Harry Laws (hlaws@ecommunity.com)
Martin Dunne (CARFU)

Kurt Zorn (zorn@indiana.edu)
Duane Schrader (OH)