Originally Posted by crossref said:
Alas ELRA is dead. The new course is Refereeing the 15 a Side Game.
not spoken to anyone who has done that yet, but someone from club is booked in shortly I will be interesdted to hear about it.
As long as the RFU keep it focused an attitudes rather than the law book it should be OK. What I liked about ELRA was that it gave the tools to referee with bolt ons for the specifics.
The correct name is Level 2
- Refereeing the 15 as side game. This is in line with the new Level 1 - Refereeing children course, and I believe there will eventually be a Level 3 Society Refereeing course. This is all part of trying to bring refereeing qualifications into line with the IRB courses.
The course hasn't changed that much. More up to date content ("that with which I will not putup" has gone :sad
, more emphasis on practical, less on classroom, compulsory pre-course homework and compulsory homework in between the two days. Also you have to be signed off as competent at each stage.
This is the workbook content.
Introduction to the Programme and Qualification
• Qualification Prerequisites
• Complaints and Appeals
• Core Values
• Learner Information
• Learner Record of Achievement
• Learner Feedback and Action Plan
• Outline Course Programme
• Level 2 Award in Refereeing Rugby Union – Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
• Learner Information
• Tasks & Learner Notes
• Competency Sign-off
Your Refereeing Goals & Principles of Play
• The Object and Principles of Play
Preparation to Referee
• The Referee’s Kitbag
• REVIEW Process
Safety, Communication and Positioning
• The Whistle
• Verbal Communication Refereeing Principles
Refereeing players of different ages and levels of experience
• Contextual Judgement
Advantage and Materiality
Review your performance
• Plan – Do – Review Model
• Preparation for Day 2
Practical Refereeing – Technical Game Skills
• Front row briefing – Scrum engagement
• Captains’ Briefing
• Refereeing the Scrum
• Scrum Formation and Engagement
• Refereeing the Tackle/Ruck
• Managing the Tackle
• Managing the Ruck
• Refereeing the Kick-off
• Refereeing the Lineout
• Refereeing the Maul
Offside in Open Play
Cool-down and After the Game
Game Management – Sanctions and Dealing with Foul Play
• DESC Process
Future Refereeing Development
• Future Refereeing Development & Referee Societies
• RFU Referee – Match Log
• RFU Referee – Match Self-Evaluation Form
• Rugby Union Referee’s Observation Checklist
• Recommended Reading
• RFU Working With Young People Guidelines.