Prerequisites: SmartRugby (SmartRugby is also covered in this training program)
Minimum age: 15 years and above
Course duration: 1 day
Outline: This program provides the training necessary to become a Referee or Team Coach. Participants completing this course will be provided with a certificate of attendance.
The Foundation Course follows the logic of:
d) Coaching Practices - including progressions from technique to drill to game (skill)
e) Referee Management
So that the game can, at all times, be played in a safe environment the underlying priority in all these units is safety. This is emphasised by the SmartRugby program being incorporated into this course or as a compulsory pre-requisite (as well as for accreditation).
The Units included in the Foundation course include:
Individuals who wish to take the next step towards obtaining accreditation as a Level 1 Referee are required to complete a Level 1 Referee Competency Assessment Manual and a Law Examination as well as undertake a Competency Assessment “field test”. Arrangements for completing these requirements should be made with your State Referee Manager or Referee Development Officer.
The following resources will be provided to participants at the course:
The IRB has announced its match officials list for the second stage of the 2014 IRB Junior World Championships overnight, with two Australians appointed to referee two of the games in New Zealand on Sunday.