Feb 24

Guidelines and Laws

USA Rugby 2015 FOCUS AREAS (on Vimeo) for ALL REFS
http://vimeo.com/118140542

Game Management Guidelines – 2015
http://usarugby.org/news/item/game-management-guidelines-released-for-2015

The Laws of the Game
http://laws.worldrugby.org/index.php?&language=EN

Protective Equipment and Clothing Guidelines – 2015 (USA Rugby)
http://usarugby.org/documentation/refereeing/protective-equipment-clothing-guidelines.pdf

Sep 03

New Competition Management System

This applies to Men (D1, D2, D3, D4) and Women (D1, D2, D3).

By 9/4/14 (if not already), everyone’s club officers will have information about the new USAR Competition Management system for 2014-2015. Your rosters must be submitted online prior to your league matches (so-called ‘friendlies’ are not included). USAR guidelines are being distributed along with club IDs and PWs; this has information about due dates and times. This is required by USAR.

The bottomline: make sure your club does this and don’t play around with this.

Nov 21

Two notes on match reporting

First:

As the fall portion of the 2013-2014 Competitive cycle is now complete, please make sure all score reports and rosters are complete not later than December 7th. This includes setting the match status to a “Finished” status. If you are still having issues with any aspects of this system, please inform your Representative and Margy Thomas to escalate to USA Rugby.

Second:
In an effort to give feedback to USA Rugby about the Competition Management System used for score reporting, please take a look at the survey at the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DH7QKLM

The competitive region is looking for feedback on the system and would like to receive your input based on your experience using the system this season. The survey should only take about 10 minutes so please complete it as soon as possible. From my understanding, there is no limitation on the number of people who can complete the survey for each team but please limit to the one or two people per club who used the system the most this fall so we can get meaningful data from experienced users.

The survey will close on Friday November 29th.

Sep 16

Match Reporting Webinars

Two remaining phone calls and webinars will be hosted in order to review the new reporting system and how to use it. Guidelines for use will also be reviewed on the call. There are 25 available seats on each call. Please download any necessary software you need in order to join the phone call and view the online screen sharing session.

Sunday September 22nd 1pm:    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/945704461

Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.
Dial +1 (619) 550-0000  Access Code: 945-704-461   Meeting ID: 945-704-461    Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

 

Tuesday September 24th 5pm:  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/817487805

Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.  Dial +1 (630) 869-1013  Access Code: 817-487-805  Meeting ID: 817-487-805  Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

 

Sep 15

FYI on Reporting System

A small, but significant bug was found in the USAR reporting system (reported by Wilmington). If a penalty try is awarded and is one of 4 trys, a bonus point is not given.

We have reported this to USAR and will update this notice once it is resolved.