2013 Refereeing Sevens HandbookPosted by SCRRS Website Committee on September 19th, 2013
Provided by Paddy Mac, USA Rugby’s National Sevens Referee Manager, the revised and updated 2013 USA Rugby Refereeing Sevens Handbook is now available. This handbook will be the basic instruction for our Sevens referees, in the upcoming year.
Sevens rugby continues to grow in the United States. Men, women, boys and girls are being introduced to Sevens in increasing numbers thanks to the inclusion of Sevens rugby into the Olympic Games. There is no time left to prepare for the coming wave of participation in Sevens—it is already here.
Like all sports, Sevens is continually evolving to meet the challenges of competitive play, each side seeking an advantage or a set of tactics and strategy that leads to victory. Match officials at all levels need to assume responsibility to keep up with these changes. The goal of the 2013 Refereeing Sevens Handbook is to assist referees, players and coaches to keep pace with these changes and provide constructive direction.
We must always be aware that there are limits to what the Handbook can provide. There can be no substitute for a steady diet of increasingly competitive Sevens matches, followed by hands-on coaching.
National Sevens Referee Program Manager