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Become a Referee

Pathways to officiating

Touch Judging - is a great way to enter into officiating.  It is the first level of officiating and is very simple to complete certification process.  There is a nominal fee ($35) for attending a workshop of which, once "certified" you will be able to run touch for any SCRRS assigned match and eligible for reimbursement.  In addition, you will learn the basics of refereeing.

Refereeing - is the second level of officiating.  The training for refereeing requires some prerequisite education/exam and attending a more formal Referee L1 Course.  This is a bit more expensive  involves additional USAR Membership Registration.  The L1 course fee is ($75) and registration with SCRRS ($35).   You will be assigned a Mentor/Coach to support you and assist you through the development process.  

Referee Grades - Referee development and grading is essential to the quality of officiating.  Y2-Y1 are entry level grades and eligible for lower level youth matches with support (mentor/coach).   D, C3-C1, B are grades for adult level matches (Men, Women, Collegiate, etc.).  Additional courses, training, fitness testing and travel are required.


Become a Touch Judge

USA Rugby on-line Touch Judge course (link) ($5 fee)

Note: if you are a SCYR Member and experience difficulties registering form this course, please email <rdo@scrrs.net> with your name and membership number.  USAR will reply with a username and password.


Become a Touch Judge & Youth referee

This option was developed specifically addressing the growth of youth rugby in SoCal.

Attend a SCRRSIntroduction to Officiating Workshop

This workshop (5.5 hours, $35 fee) in an interactive approach to entry level officiating, both Touch Judging and Basic Refereeing.  Anyone may attend and will be a "certified" Touch Judge and Y2 level referee.

USA Rugby on-line Touch Judge course (link) (course fee included)

Note: if you are a SCYR Member and experience difficulties registering form this course, please email <rdo@scrrs.net> with your name and membership number.  USAR will reply with a username and password.


Register as a Member with SCRRS (for referees that have completed the L1)

Please log onto the USAR site (link) ($35 USAR Referee Membership fee)

  1. Select "Renew Membership" and (submit)
  2. Select "California" and Southern California Rugby Referee Society" and (Sign Up)
  3. Follow the instructions to complete the form and (Join)
  4. There may be an additional fee to join.

Become a Referee

Becoming a referee is fairly simple.To get started, sign up for a Level 1 Referee Course (L1) on the USA Rugby web site.The L1 course includes prerequisites to complete on line certificates on the basic laws with video clips of recent matches, concussion awareness, safe sport, classroom discussion and practical drills.

 

Registering for an L1 course, follow the steps below:

Note: if you are a SCYR Member and experience difficulties registering form this course, please email <rdo@scrrs.net> with your name and membership number.  USAR will reply with a username and password.

Step 1 – Log on or Register as a member of USA Rugby (CIPP)

USAR Membership (link). Or go to www.usarugby.org and follow the steps for membership.

 

Step 2 – Register for a Course

Choose course by clicking (here). If there are no current courses listed in SoCal, Perhaps NV or AZ will have one listed.  If the link is not working for you after logging in, check the left hand menu items, select “Events”, “Clinics”, “Referee” and a list of scheduled courses should appear.  There is a fee that may be paid on-line.

 

Step 3 – Complete the pre-requisites (USAR & World Rugby)

Log in or register a Passport account with World Rugby. (link)

  • Complete the Rugby Ready exam (link)
  • Complete the Laws exam (link)
  • Complete the Concussion Awareness exam (link)
  • Complete the Safe Sport exam (link)

 

Step 4 – Complete the pre-requisites (USAR & World Rugby)

Log in or register a Passport account with World Rugby. (link)

 

 

Step 5 – Attend and complete the C1 Course

Please email rdo@scrrs.net if you have any questions.

  • Log in or register with Who’s the Ref (link) and update your availability.

FOR NEW REFEREES

 

Thanks for your interest in wanting to referee this coming season.  Here are a few suggestions for you to get started:

  1. If you have not done so yet, register/renew your membership with USA Rugby and forward the confirmation of your background check clearance (link to register: https://usarugby.zendesk.com/entries/25297513-How-do-I-register-as-a-member-of-USA-Rugby- ) to secretary@scrrs.net.
  2. Check the SCRRS website regularly (www.scrrs.net) for news and updates
  3. Check the SCRRS Assignments page regularly to see if you have been assigned any matches (http://www.scrrs.net/assignments/)
  4. Complete the pre-season information survey (link here)
  5. E-mail assignments@scrrs.net to advise of your availability
  6. You will be added to the SCRRS e-mail distribution list
  7. Join the SCRRS Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrrs/)
  8. Take the online Assistant Referee course (https://www.usarugby.org/referee-courses/#fndtn-Assistant-Referee )

If you have a keen interest in being coached this season (indicate on the survey), then you will be assigned a referee coach who will work with you.

You may contact the Executive Committee at any time (contact us)



ORCA TJ/L1 Workshop Training ($35/person)  Pay now or by CC at the training.