Usa Rugby Referee Assignments For Bowl

Register with USA Rugby

  1. To create or renew individual registration, please visit https://webpoint.usarugby.org/
  2. Enter your name, gender, and date of birth and indicate whether you've been a member before
  3. Read, print, and sign the Liability Waiver, then indicate whether you accept electronically by checking the boxes at the bottom of the page.
  4. Enter your contact information and click "Continue."
  5. Select your Role "Referee", your level, type in the name of the organization that you are registering to. (You may register to multiple roles, but you may not register as a player to more than one Club.)
  6. You will then checkout using the secure payment platform.

**If you are already registered as a player or coach and would like to "add" the new role of "referee"

  1. Go to our "Membership Forms" page
  2. Select "Dual Role Registration" form
  3. Fill out the information and click "submit"
  4. A representative from our membership department will contact you about paying the difference in registration fees, should a difference exist.
Note: As of 8-1-17 you will also have to complete your SafeSport certification through the US Olympic Committee. Click HERE to find out more.

World Rugby Laws Exam

  1. Visit laws.worldrugby.org/
  2. Click English to view the site in English.
  3. Review all laws, by section or number. To do so click the tab on the left hand side of the screen.
  4. Once you feel confident, scroll down on the page. Click register on the left hand side in order to register for the site. If you have already registered, click login and enter your username and password. You may then skip to step 6.
  5. If you have not yet registered, fill out the information requested and click register. You will receive a confirmation email from World Rugby Passport. Open this email and click the link. The link will return you to the World Rugby Laws page.
  6. On the World Rugby laws page, scroll down and click 'Go to Law exam.' You will then have the opportunity to complete the exam. Upon completion please print the course completion certificate and bring it with you to your course.

Rugby Ready Exam

  1. Visit World Rugby Ready
  2. Click the bubble on the bottom of the screen that is furthest to the left- this will allow you to take the course in English
  3. Click Login and enter the username and password that you created for the World Rugby laws exam
  4. You will be prompted to read and accept the terms of the site, do so.
  5. On the left hand side of the screen you will see tabs with gray X's next to them. Click on the first tab to complete the first module.
  6. After reading the content for the module, look at the top of the screen. There will be a tab that says video and a tab that says questions. You will need to watch the video and then complete the questions. Click submit once you have answered the questions
  7. If you answered any questions incorrectly, go back and review the material to obtain the correct answer. Click submit.
  8. After completing the first module, you will repeat steps 6 and 7 for the remaining modules.
  9. Upon successful completion of all modules you will see a certificate of completion appear. Please print this certificate for your records. If you are scheduled to attend a certification course, please bring the certificate with you.
  1. Referees must complete the World Rugby Concussion Awareness Course
  2. Visit Concussion Awareness Online Course
  3. Upon successful completion of all modules you will see a certificate of completion appear. Please print this certificate for your records. If you are scheduled to attend a certification course, please bring the certificate with you.
  4. If not attending a course, submit your completed certificate to USA Rugby Training and Education Certification Manager Robby Crips - rcrips@usarugby.org
  • Name: Derek Summers
  • Hometown: Tulsa, OK
  • How did you get involved in officiating? By accident, I stopped playing after my 2nd serious shoulder injury and one Saturday I was asked (more like told) to referee my old club NSU when the ref didn’t show. I was in khaki shorts and a t shirt, and used a self defense whistle that someone's girlfriend had, which ironically wasn’t very loud.
  • Favorite location or tournament to referee in: Its hard to beat Aspen Ruggerfest, the mountains, the teams, the rugby. If you have never been, you are missing out!
  • Favorite referee: Steve Walsh, I really like how he has had his highs and lows but has made it back to the top.

  • Name: Mike Kelly
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
  • How did you get involved in officiating? As a player I felt like I knew the game just as well or better than the referee's. After a post-match discussion with a referee, I was challenged to take my Level I test. After I passed, the EPRRS tricked me into doing high school matches on Sunday's until an injury ended my playing career. After that, I had no where else to go...
  • Favorite location or tournament that you have officiated in: Tokyo, San Diego, Thanksgiving NYC 7's, and the CRC 7's in Philadelphia.
  • Favorite referee: That's a loaded question!

  • Name: Brian Kelly
  • Hometown: Bluemont, VA
  • How did you get involved in officiating? I was offered the opportunity to study abroad at the Maties Referee Academy in Stellenbosch, South Africa. It was something that I couldn't pass up and I am very glad that I took advantage of. It was a wonderful opportunity offered to me by members of the PRU and I couldn't be more thankful for their faith in me.
  • Favorite location or tournament to referee in: I have always been a huge fan of the Cape Fear tournament held in Wilmington, NC every year, but nothing can beat the view that the field at Stellenbosch University provides.
  • Favorite referee: If I could mix Jonathan Kaplan and Craig Joubert, I would.

  • Name: Leah Berard
  • Hometown: Stevens Point, WI
  • How did you get involved in officiating? I was recruited as a spectator on the sidelines by Tammy Cowan. I had stopped playing due to injury and had no reason why I shouldn't give reffing a try.
  • Favorite location or tournament to referee in: Singapore 7s.
  • Favorite referee: It’s a tossup between Tom Lyons and Nick Ricono.

  • Name: Haylee Slaughter
  • Hometown: Oxford, FL
  • How did you get involved in officiating? I plead insanity.
  • Favorite location or tournament that you have officiated in: In the Cayman Islands or at Life, National Collegiate 7s Championship
  • Favorite referee: Nigel Owens

  • Name: Brad Cole
  • Hometown: Memphis, TN
  • How did you get involved in officiating? After 8 years of club rugby, it was time for a change. My local referee coaches were very encouraging, and the local clubs to which I was assigned were more than patient the first season.
  • Favorite location or tournament that you have officiated in: Battleship Tournament on the memorial ground underneath the USS Alabama. That's a special place.
  • Favorite referee: Jonathan Kaplan
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