2013 Refereeing Sevens Handbook

Posted 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.

USA Rugby Refereeing Sevens Handbook (2013)
USA Rugby Refereeing Sevens Handbook (2013)
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Forward

DSC_0296-paddy-joshSevens 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.

Patrick McNally
National Sevens Referee Program Manager

USA Rugby Refereeing Sevens Handbook (2013)
USA Rugby Refereeing Sevens Handbook (2013)
refereeing-sevens-handbook-re.pdf
Version: 2013
3.6 MiB
1059 Downloads
Details...

Referee Advice

If a coach is on your back, but not enough to warrant a confrontation, then stay away from him or her. This is especially true at half time. Standing near an unhappy coach or fan, just to “show him”, will only lead to further tension.

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