Rugby Referee Courses Available For Public

Level 1 Officiating Course—New Orleans La  (Gretna La)

Date & Time:  Friday Sept 26th 5:30 – 10:00 and

Sept 27th 9:00 – 1:00 NORFC Pitch Run in combination with high school 7’s practice.    (Must attend both sessions to complete certification)

Location:          Sept 26th The Rugby Pub, 2802 Belle Chasse Hwy, Gretna, LA 70053

Sept 27th NORFC Pitch      860 Gretna Blvd, Gretna, LA 70053
Educator: Steve Parrill 985-974-1134

*Please email Steve Parrill ( confirming your registration


Eligibility: This is the entry or introductory level course to rugby refereeing. Registrants must have current CIPP registration with USA Rugby

Cost: $50 (course fee)

Certification: Current USA Rugby membership, including registration as a referee, attend and participate in all course modules, pass online law exam and rugby ready exam prior to course, and complete short safety quiz administered at course site.

Description: The purpose of this introductory course is to enable officials to acquire basic skills to officiate safe, enjoyable competition. Course certification is required for anyone who wishes to referee any match that could potentially lead to a National Championship.

The course focuses on: Game knowledge, role of the referee, planning, principles of Rugby, referee preparation, game management, risk management, and how to have fun as a Rugby referee.

Course Registration: The cost is $50.00. Registration is online at:


1. Go to

2. Select Sign up for a Referee Course (right side of the page, please select New Orleans La Course)

3. Select the correct course

4. Items needed to attend the course (click on the links below):

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for outdoor practical work.

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