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Training Docs and Videos
Our Training section is the main source of downloads, videos and online educational materials for refs. Check out some of our instructional resources below. If there’s any other information you’d like to know but are unable to find, please let us know and we’ll be happy to help.
USA Rugby Referees’ management has established guidelines to refereeing
at all levels in USA Rugby. These guidelines enable players and referees to
have a clearer approach to the game and to be more aligned in Law application
throughout the country. They also reflect directives from World Rugby.
Live Training Replay
Positive Refereeing Environments with Marge from HR
Replay of our May live training session: Positive Refereeing Environments with Marge from HR We'll be talking about how referees can contribute to positive experiences on the pitch and how to manage challenging situations. Come prepared for buzzwords, warm fuzzies, and floral prints.
Context and Other Buzzwords
Replay of our July 2021 Live training session: "Context and Other Buzzwords" When a specialty's in-group language becomes impenetrable to the out-group, and civilians need someone specially trained to interpret for them, that's how lawyers... erm, referees are made! We'll be talking through some of the special buzzwords referee managers and coaches use, like "contextual refereeing" and "anticipation", to help make coaching sessions more approachable at all levels.
Let's Play Chess:Staying Three Moves Ahead in Game Management
Replay of our October live training session: Let's Play Chess: Staying Three Moves Ahead in Game Management We've all heard referee coaches say "Well, if you gave this penalty in the third minute, there wouldn't be a yellow card in the fifty-sixth minute" and thought... come on, really? Let's talk about this idea and lay out some favorite referee gambits so you'll be ready for checkmate in three.
Tournament Management Magic
Replay of our June 2021 live training session: "Tournament Management Magic" We'll be talking about how to run a successful tournament from a referee perspective. How many referees do you need? How are assignments done? What is the role of a referee manager? What helps keep a tournament on time?