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    Default Level 1.5 course!

    I'm off up to the Bahamas in January to referee their promotion/relegation play-off in respect of the North America and Caribbean Rugby Association Championship and, on the Sunday, will be delivering a workshop to their existing referees on current issues etc. All of the refs have L1, but many have only very limited actual experience.

    I've got a few ideas of my own, but I thought I'd see if the wider referee community have some ideas for stuff I should cover with that sort of group.

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    Default Re: Level 1.5 course!

    Dave

    I would be tempted to go over the sort of things they are going to come across most in a match, so depending on time.......

    Refereeing the breakdown (tackle to ruck)
    Communication and Management (incl. Yellow Cards)
    Refereeing the Scrum
    Refereeing the Maul

    The list of RFU CRDA's makes a good starting point for reference:
    1. Law & Principles of Refereeing
    2. Match Preparation & PRDP
    3. Game Understanding
    4. Communication & Management
    5. Scrum
    6. Lineout
    7. Maul
    8. Tackle/Ruck
    9. Advantage
    10. Practical Refereeing

    I can send you some documents on these if you tell me which ones interest you.

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    Tackle and post tackle, thats what makes the game work ! Average game you have 12 scrums, 16 lineouts and over 140 tackles/ post tackles. Just as coaches dont spend enough time on passing and catching, the very fundamental skills needed to play, refrees dont spend enough time learning how to referee the tackle/ post tackle phase ! That is all ...............
    It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog!

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    Default Re: Level 1.5 course!

    Thanks Gents - wholly agree that a focus on the tackle and ruck development will always be the most useful - in recent courses have really broken this down so that we add in each constituent part a bit at a time, discussing the relevant visual cues, mental checklists at each stage.

    Phil, I'd love review some materials on:

    Game Understanding
    Communication & Management
    Practical refereeing

    Thanks!

    Dave

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    Default Re: Level 1.5 course!

    And for something a little lighter how about having a few myth buster type questions to chuck at them? Perhaps put them up to introduce each section, just to get some interaction. Maybe put them up as a short scenario, with multi choice answers and get them to vote...

    Things like:-

    "Let him up" when the full back drops on a kick

    "Players 'marking' a lineout to stop the quick throw in"

    "Players turning a knock on into a kick"

    "Restarts going 10 yrds but bouncing on the way"

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    Default Re: Level 1.5 course!

    someone -- is it Phil ? has a myth-buster powerpoint, posted up on here a couple of times before.

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    What worries me about myth-busters is that they make an impact, but may well get remembered for the wrong reason.
    He trudg’d along unknowing what he sought,
    And whistled as he went, for want of thought.
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    Default Re: Level 1.5 course!

    Preventative calls -'What could you say here, who to, and why?'

    i.e. How to ref the game rather than get bogged down in law detail at grass roots level.
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    What I find interesting is that there is no real teaching on how to use the whistle properly. It's our most powerful communication tool yet we don't seem to teach how to be effective with this form of communication. Odd really.

    If I'm ever giving a presentation or demo to new referee, especially younger refs...one of the first things I like to do is show them how to use the whistle (when and how and for what infringment) and then get them to practice it. (Tell them to bring their whistle with them). Nothing worse than seeing a ref that doesn't look to exude authority on the field cause they sound like an old balloon deflating.
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