NAI7s will run Thu July 25 to Sat July 27th in Salt Lake City, Utah

Here’s an opportunity to take a little vacation and improve your reffing skills! Day 1 (Thu July 25th) will commence at 11am sharp and will be a full day of referee training, both classroom presentations as well as practical conducted by a crew of both MLR and USA Rugby personnel. Lunch and dinner will be […]

Sign up! L1 Referee course

If you have already attended the L1 but would like a refresher, you are welcome to attend at no charge. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please pass along this information. And if cost to attend is an issue, please have the candidate contact Amanda or Dawn and we can work something out. […]

Be Part of It – Become a Referee

Chicago Area Rugby Football Union Referee Society will be hosting an introductory Referee Course in March 2020. Level 1 Officiating Sunday March 22 (Kicking off at 9:00am until 5:00pm) A Level 1 Certification is one requirement to referee any contact match sanctioned by USA Rugby. The Level 1 Officiating Certification consists of online pre-course […]

Level 1 Rugby Referee Course – Feb. 25, 2018

Level 1, Rugby Referee Certification Course Hosted by: Chicago Area Rugby Referee Society Where: Taft High School, 6530 W Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631 When: February 25, 2018, 8am – 5pm Level 1 Course Covers: Game Knowledge Role of Referee Planning and Preparation Game & Risk Management Requirements for the course: $75 course fee* […]

Next CARFU Referee Society meeting: March 28

Who knew a little bit of snow could throw Chicagoans for a loop? Due to the first sticking snow of 2017, we’ve postponed the referee society meeting originally scheduled for March 14 to March 28. All other details remain the same—we’ll meet at The Rugby Club at 3614 N. Damen at 7:00pm. Block off your […]

Midwest Rugby Referee Society AGM is Feb 18-19

Midwest Rugby Referee Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting on February 18 and 19 in Indiana. All member referees located in any of the Midwest member societies, or anyone interested in learning more about rugby refereeing are welcome. Contact your local Midwest member referee society or check back here for updates on location, time, […]

The Future of Rugby Refereeing, Part 3

Richard Every’s third installment in his series, The Future of Rugby Refereeing, discusses issues around new law amendment trials and the application of law changes.

The Future of Rugby Refereeing, Part 2

The second installment in Richard Every’s series “The Future of Rugby Refereeing” is now published.  You can read Part 2 here: The Future of Rugby Refereeing, Part 2

Series: The Future of Rugby Refereeing

Richard Every, USA Rugby High Performance Referee Manager, is the author of a series of publications on rugby refereeing. You can read Part 1 here: The Future of Rugby Refereeing, Part One

TRRA: Why I Became a Rugby Referee

Texas Rugby Referee Association recently published a great post interviewing four of TRRA’s female referees and their motivation to pick up the whistle. Anyone interested in learning more about laws of our great game or starting a rugby referee career – male or female – can begin at our upcoming Level 1 course on March 12th […]