This course is a mixture of theory and practical under the broad categories of:
Assistant Referees get their authority from Law 6B and Law 19. It is imperative that you know these inside out.
Also, as you’re permitted to report foul play, Law 10 is also a MUST KNOW!
Set piece and during dynamic phases (Practical)
In order to make the right call, you must be IN THE RIGHT POSITION, AT THE RIGHT TIME. During this course you’ll learn “BEST PRACTICE” in relation to corner flag positioning, tackle, ruck and maul, as well as re-starts and set piece.
If you’re going to assist the referee to make a decision, you MUST know how and when to communicate with them. In this course, you’ll learn what to say, how to say it, when to say it and why it’s an important part of the communication process. You’ll also learn how to use the latest electronic communications equipment used by our professional referees on television.
Some of the theory work is required to be completed prior to your attendance at this course. (Course prerequisite)
The content of this course is designed to apply to most grades of rugby, up to and including ITM Cup/Premier level for both 15's and 7's.
This course runs for a full day, from 9.00am – 4.00pm, with half the course spent in the classroom learning the theory of positioning and communication and half the course is spent on the field putting into practice what you’ve learnt in the classroom.
I participated in this course before I picked up a whistle and it actually helped me to understand the big picture of refereeing. The course gave me sound footing not just in the specific duties of an AR, but also their relationship with the referee as a team of three or four. It gave me the confidence to head out as an AR for our Premier referees, and the experience of being a part of the game with them was invaluable as me as a rookie referee. The course contained a blend of law, discussion, on-field application and role-play, and included a handbook as an excellent takeaway resource, which all contributed to a holistic understanding of what it means to both perform and utilise the role of an assistant referee. I would recommend this course to absolutely any referee, no matter where they are in their career, as everyone would have something to learn and/or contribute.
Except for your time investment this course is FREE!
All course participants will receive a workbook and certificate of attendance at the completion of the course.
1. Sunday 17 March 2019, 8.45am registration for 9.00am start and
2. Sunday 1st September 2019, 8.45am registration for 9.00am start
Both courses are being held at: UoW Adams Centre for High Performance, 52 Miro Street Mount Maunganui
As these are "CATERED EVENTS" please register by completing the registration form below:
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