All referees are expected to engage in ongoing development. Self-reflection, assessment, coaching, mentoring of others, and fitness are all elements of providing the necessary duty of care in the game of rugby. It is up to each referee to ensure that they are seeking and obtaining the assistance required at their current stage of development.
See our Referee Development Plan, and submit your Referee Goals:
RO Development Sessions 2017
Your TDRRS in conjunction with Rugby Ontario will be providing sessions to assist referees with their developement throughout the season. Please continue to check the calendar as some dates or venues may change.
TDRRS 2017 Development Sessions
As a follow up to the RO sessions, TDRRS will hold practical on field sessions on the following dates..
2017 Session dates, times and locations TBA....
Training and fitness are as important for referees as for players - perhaps more so: The referee has to be the 3rd player at every tackle - there's no place to hide when you're the ref! Come on out and test your fitness and encourage your fellow referees. The only person you are competing with is yourself, and fitness tests are a required part of the ongoing accreditation process.
Please note that the standards for Continuity Based re-accreditation require you to complete a fitness test appropriate to the level of match you are refereeing.
All active members are required to meet the TDRRS Fitness Standards - tests are usually offered preceding each development meeting.
Active referees are encouraged to join one of our Mentoring Groups. We will be looking for interested referees in 2017. Discussion topics and video will be available along with guidance and clarifications if required.
Contact John Woolley to join a group.
Match videos for TDRRS members are on the RO development video YouTube channel. Once your match video is uploaded you will be sent a URL.
Referees are required to analyse their own videos, and are encouraged to watch their fellow referees in action.
All videos available at:
Referee Development Videos
Match videos for TDRRS members will be available via a YOUTUBE channel. A link will be emailed to you once the video is ready.
All referees are required to analyse their own videos, and are encouraged to watch their fellow referees in action.
WR Laws of the the Game
Referee Consistency - Telegraph OpEd Piece
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