Officials Level 3 - Analysis & preparation


Prerequisite: IRB Level 2 Officiating accreditation or equivalent

Duration: 20 hours

Assessment: Attendance and participation in all modules; achievement of 80% in tests; achievement of two satisfactory practical assessments not older than 12 months; presentation of a seasons plan.

Course outline: The purpose of this course is to enable officials to analyse performance and prepare affectively to officiate safe, enjoyable competition.

Course details:

The course focuses on the following aspects of the game:

  • Full management of game and officials
  • Communication with all match participants
  • Goal setting
  • Coach and Assessor
  • Long term development plan
  • Detailed fitness programms
  • Mental preparation
  • Application of laws in context of environment
  • Touch Judge communication and positional play
  • Implementation of protocols and discipline
  • Materiality
  • KFA for scrums
  • KFA for lineouts
  • KFA for tackles
  • KFA for rucks
  • KFA for mauls
  • Variations of positional play