Level 1 - Introduction to the coaching of officials


Prerequisite: L3 Officiating or equivalent

Duration: 1 day

Assessment: TBC

Course outline: Introduces concepts and role of Referee Coaching to enable assistance and guidance to develop the referee.

Course details:

The course focuses on the following aspects:

  • Principles of Rugby
  • Individual Core Skills
  • Risk management and ethics
  • Role of the Referee Coach: Philosophy; Functions; Extended duties
  • Communication
  • Observation skills: Match viewing; Identifying problems
  • Data collection: Compliance stats; Match stats
  • Solutions and coaching for the referee: Assisting the referee; Competencies (concepts and identification); Procedural Tasks
  • Solutions and coaching for the touch judge: Assisting the touch judge; Competencies (concepts and identification); Team of Three