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Referee Development


Courses & Clinics for Referees


Potomac Society of Rugby Football Referees (PSRFR)

Level 1 Officiating Course

From time to time the Potomac Society of Rugby Football Referees (PSRFR) sponsors Level 1 Officiating courses in the Washington DC area.  For further information, contact PSRFR's Referee Development Officer, Ken Fraine, at  

Level 1 Referee Classes

The Level 1 Officiating Course is the basic refereeing course.  There are no prerequisites for attending this course and it is the sole training vehicle for the education of entry level referees as certified USA Rugby referees. 

The Level One Course covers the referee's priorities, provides an introduction to the Laws, and examines scrums, ruck/mauls, tackles, lineouts, offside, and advantage with focus on the critical parts and how to referee them.  When a student has completed this course, and the accompanying test, they are ready to begin refereeing safely.  Students that do not pass will be given opportunities to retest onsite.  The objective is to ensure Law knowledge, not to weed people out.