Rugby Oregon is committed to promoting Safety in all aspects of the Game of Rugby Football. In furtherance of that effort, Rugby Oregon is committed to providing certifed and properly trained referees for all of our matches. Rugby Oregon recognizes that referees are a necessary and integral part of the Game and fully supports training, coaching and evaluation of referees to promote the safe enjoyment of the Game.
There are two iRB certified referee educators within Rugby Oregon who host referee courses every January or February to support the efforts of Rugby Oregon. Additional clinics are hosted on an as needed basis. For more information, contact Jim Kautz or Bernie Brown.
For questions regarding Rugby Oregon referee allocations, please contact Eric Zimmerman.
If you're interested in receiving notification of upcoming Referee Meetings, please contact Shane Kennedy.
The Oregon legislature ammended Sentate Bill 721A to include a requirement for Referees to receive annual concussion training as of January 1, 2014. Please follow the instructions below and forward a copy of your completed course certificate to Gerard Schneider upon completion. This is a FREE course.
NFHS Concussions (required annually)
1. Go to http://www.nfhslearn.com/
2. Click on Courses
a. Under the Red title called “FREE Courses” click on “Concussion in Sports-What You Need to Know
3. Once on the Concussion homepage click on “please login to register”
a. If you have an existing account login
b. If you do not have an account create a new one
c. Once you have registered you can access the course
d. PLEASE BE SURE TO SELECT "RUGBY" AS ONE OF YOUR SPORTS WHEN CREATING AN ACCOUNT.
4. Click on “Order Now”
a. Select the proper option
b. Click continue
5. Select the proper state
a. Click checkout
b. Click complete purchase
6. To access your course click on the hyperlinked “here”
7. Under “My Active Courses” Concussion in Sports-What You Need to Know should be listed under course names
a. Click on “Begin”
8. Follow the online module to complete the course
9. Once you have passed both quizzes you have completed the NFHS Concussion in Sports Course
Start at www.usarugby.org. Click on "Register" (the red button in the top right corner of the home page).
Choose the role "Referee" when prompted to select your role.
Registration is $45 and includes liability and accident insurance. Referees must register annually. The registration cycle runs September 1 - August 31.