Florida Rugby Referee Association will hold a Level One (Introductory) Referee Course in Pesacola, FL. The course will be at the University of West Florida, Pensacola Florida.

Date: December 4, 2011 8.30am to 5pm.

Cost = $60

The Level 1 Referee Course is the basic course.  It covers the referee’s priorities, provides an introduction to the Laws, and examines scrums, ruck/mauls, tackles, lineouts, offside, and advantage with focus on the critical parts and how to referee them.  When a student has completed this course, and the accompanying test, they are ready to begin refereeing safely.  This is just the first step in a referee’s education, but it is the necessary beginning.

The course will consist of classroom work for the first session.  Please dress appropriately and be prepared for some mild physical activity.

Students are encouraged to complete the online law exam prior to the course. Go to IRB Laws - once successfully complete, please print and bring with you to the course the IRB certificate. This will count as completion of the exam requirement, the participants will still be required to complete an in class safety exam. Students are also required to complete Rugby Ready and bring your certificate to the class. This course will be limited to 20 future referees, so register now to reserve your spot!

Students will receive a Law Book, Course Manual, whistle, cards (red and yellow) and a copy of Rugby Refereeing in Practice.

HOW TO REGISTER: Participants are required to register on the USA Rugby Website, CIPP is required. Once membership is established then sign up for the course at the USA Rugby Referee Course Website. To confirm attendance please email the course instructor, Alex Sharland your name, contact email address, and phone number. The online fee for the course is $50 and a $10 fee will be charged at the door.