The Northern California Rugby Football Referee Society will host the first delivery of the IRB’s new Level 1 Officiating course on Sunday, July 24, 2011. The Level 1 Officiating Sevens course is a one day, attendance only program focusing on the following:
- The principles of attack and defense in Sevens Rugby;
- The timing, space, and tolerance needed for refereeing Sevens; and,
- How assistant referees and in-goal judges assist the referee.
The entry requirements for the for Level 1 Officiating Sevens course for all USA Rugby participants are USA Rugby CIPP membership and an IRB Level 1 Officiating (generic Fifteens) Certificate of attendance. The course fee is $50.00. Lunch will be provided by the Northern California Rugby Football Referee Society.
It is anticipated that the course will be conducted either at Bellarmine College Preparatory School in San Jose, CA or at Steuber Rugby Stadium’s clubhouse facility at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. Course participants from outside of the Bay Area therefore may wish to fly into either San Jose International Airport, where cheap flights are offered by Southwest and Alaska Airlines, or, alternatively, San Francisco International Airport. Hosting for course participants from outside the Bay Area will be attempted. Where hosting is not desired or available, economic hotel rooms in the vicinity are available.
The course will be delivered in conjunction with the Palo Alto Sevens Tournament on Saturday, July 23rd. Participants in the course will be used as the referees, assistant referees, and ingoal judges for that event.
The course will be delivered by lead IRB Educator Bruce Carter, assisted by IRB Educator Aruna Ranaweera, and IRB Trainer Mike Malone. Registration for course participants coming in from outside the Northern California area is available online with USA Rugby.
Members of the Northern California Rugby Football Referee Society, those unable to register online, and online registrants desiring hosting or economic hotel accommodations are requested to contact Mike Malone (prior to June 16th and subsequent to July 4th when he will be unavailable for contact) or Bruce Carter (between June 16th and July 4th.
Michael G. Malone
R&L Training Committee
Pacific Coast Representative
52 Canyon Oak Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
19235 Creekside Lane
Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 455-1933 or (831) 521-1643