COVID-19 Statement from USAR

From USAR, “All sanctioned competition and rugby activities are suspended for the foreseeable future, effective March 20, 2020. Members and clubs are asked to refrain from match play, training or team gatherings during this period. Accident and Liability insurance will not be valid during the above window of time. Information on when rugby activities will be able to resume will be communicated by USA Rugby.”

https://www.usa.rugby/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19-status-and-updates-usa-rugby/

Fall 2019 – Spring 2020

Reported 2019-2020 season schedules and assignments (link).

Follow the procedure above at “Request Referees & Assignments”–> “Request a Referee”. Clubs that are not current on payments will have their matches highlighted in pink. These matches will not receive referees. Referees must be contacted by the Wednesday prior to a match. Referee contact info can be found above at About Us/Match Referees.

RefUp!

Virginia RRSV Clubs and Referees:

In the next month, we will be conducting a trial with RefUp, a replacement to Who’s the Ref.

Our goal is to establish an objective way to assign referees to matches. RefUp will provide benefits to both Clubs we serve and Referees we foster by automating the matching of available and qualified referees to with an appropriate game for their skill set. Matches are assigned a level based on the amount of game management required to oversee the match and general pace of play. 

Clubs: Please stay tuned: Information on account creation and some webinar training sessions are forthcoming. We are hopeful that adopting RefUp will help us better serve everyone.

Referees: Please go to https://www.refup.io/signup/RRSV and create an account. This is the first step involved. We will process the user requests. We expect to have a training call later in February to show everyone how to sign up for matches and confirm assignments. 

Refs Clinic in January

HOT OFF THE PRESS: L1 Course in Virginia Beach!
To go along with the Capital Rugby Union Education Weekend, we’re working to put together Level 1 Match Official Courses. We have a class in Virginia Beach Jan 26th (Sunday).

We all know of the issues with getting enough referees out to cover all our matches so please consider the course to pay back, get smarter on the game, and talk shop before the season is in full swing!