International Rugby Academy - Referee Courses

By: International Rugby Academy New Zealand  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Rugby, Coaches

International Rugby Academy - Referee Courses

The International Rugby Academy of New Zealand (IRANZ) provides inspiration and a high performance development avenue for promising players and coaches from around the world. 

Our goal is to provide the highest level of rugby expertise ever assembled in New Zealand.  You will have the opportunity to learn from coaches and specialists who have performed with distinction at the highest level in their field.

We are proud to be adding our new high performance referees’ course, to ensure that the learning environment is complete, across the whole of the participants, who help create the game of rugby.  This new course has been designed in consultation with Lyndon Bray, who was up until 2008 a leading test and Super 14 referee from New Zealand (he is now the High Performance Referee Manager for the NZ Rugby Union).  The course has a balance between practise and theory and is designed to show you what you need to know about yourself and the role of the referee, in order to reach your maximum level.  Our staff and positional coaches have been carefully selected and will be providing you, as a referee, with critical insights, relating to the game itself at the world level.

This course will provide you with leading edge knowledge, different perspectives and it will be a challenging interactive 6 days.  The environment will be a highly stimulating sharing of ideas, and will directly challenge your paradigm around refereeing.

You will be introduced to the revolutionary “5 Pillars” for refereeing, linking referee development and measurement of performance closely to the player model.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn from a referee who has gone through to the elite level of the professional game.

Summary Course Outline

First half: Where you are at, where you could be and how to get there!  Learning the true role of the referee!

  • The role of the referee
  • Fitness Assessments
  • Introduction of the 5 Pillars
  • Building a Game Plan
  • How to seek feedback on the plan
  • Video Analysis (game time)

Second half: Measuring Performance, perfecting the role!

  • How to ‘self-review’ performance
  • Rugby Specific training
  • How to manage the scrum
  • Understanding team tactics
  • Re-building our Game Plan
  • Recovery regime & nutrition
  • One-on-one feedback
  • Video Analysis (game time)
  • Course Awards Dinner

Keep watching for NZ dates.

Keywords: Coaches, Rugby

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