Match Official Development Series
MATCH OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES
The Match Official Development Series is a collection of video clips, podcasts and webinars designed to assist our Match Officials development in key areas of refereeing our game. Presented by the Rugby Ontario Referee Council (RORC) and Rugby Ontario, each topic area will culminate in a webinar session hosted by RORC Chair Karen Lozada and Match Official Coordinator David Bushell. The Series is a great learning tool for veteran officials and newer officials alike. Stay tuned for additional topics, all content will be published here.
MATCH OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES: THE SCRUM
The following are a series of videos shared by the Rugby Ontario Referee Committee to assist with development and understanding of refereeing the scrum. The video series culminated in a webinar hosted by RORC Chair Karen Lozada and Match Official Coordinator David Bushell. It is advised to go through all of the content and exercise prior to viewing the webinar.
Player Safety - Building a Scrum (Junior Age)
Refereeing The Scrum - Basics
Scrum Set Up & Process/Approach (2 parts)
Refereeing the Scrum
WEBINAR AND RELATED RESOURCES
Prior to the webinar, there was a pre-work exercise where Match Officials were tasked with analyzing various scrums, the video can be found by clicking here
Match Officials would then use the following spreadsheet to record their observations and track the outcome of the scrum based on the various set up factors. Full instructions and the spreadsheet are available here, complete this in advance of viewing the webinar to follow along with the discussion:
The webinar can be viewed by clicking here
NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Please contact David Bushell, Match Official Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org; 647-560-4790 x1009) should you have any questions.