BTHV Rugby Referee Training



Schiedsrichter-Lehrgang auf Englisch im Bonner THV

World Rugby Level 1 Officiating – Fifteens Course

Participant Objective: To be able to demonstrate basic officiating skills based on appropriate theoretical knowledge & evidence of preparation & planning, and to be able to officiate aspects of the game in a modified context.

Lead Instructor: Dana Teagarden (
Co-Instructor: Susanne Wiedemann


Course Language: English (instructors are also fluent in German and French for clarifications)

Address: Bonner Tennis- und Hockey-Verein, Christian-Miesen-Str. 1, 53129 Bonn


Last day to register: 29 February (including pre-payment of course fees)

Point of Contact for Registration: Hugo Borella (

Cost:   €30
Lunch:   €10 (cash only in the club’s restaurant)

Banking account for pre-payment of course fees:
Sparkasse KoelnBonn
BTHV, Bonner Tennis- und Hockey-Verein
IBAN: DE75 3705 0198 0000 0712 33, BIC: COLSDE33

Bring with:

  • full rugby kit including mouth guard
  • weather appropriate outdoor gear for all day outside activity
  • note taking material
  • a great attitude!!

Available for purchase at the course (cash only): Mouth Guard, Referee Whistle.

Course Pre-requisites

Last day to submit pre-requisite Certificates to Lead Instructor ( 3 March

To demonstrate „evidence of preparation & planning“ and to maximize the value of the on-pitch practical exercises, please complete the Course Pre-requisites:

  1. Watch this video „Referee Technical Video“ for an overview of the tackle law:
  2. Register for a World Rugby Passport account or utilize your existing account (via „Login/Anmelden“),,
    email the lead instructor ( your World Rugby passport account info (email address used),
    for all exams, email PDFs of the 3 certificates to the lead instructor no later than 3 March.
  3. Complete the „Law Exam“ (certificate)
  4. Complete the „Crouch-Bind-Set“ Training
  5. Read the „Playing Charter“
  6. Read the „Definitions“
  7. Complete the „Rugby Ready“ training (certificate)
  8. Watch the video „Recognize & Remove“
  9. Complete „Concussion Management for the General Public“ (certificate)
  10. Print out & carry in your kit bag the „Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool“
  11. Read the „A Beginner’s Guide to Rugby Union“
  12. Complete the Quiz to „A Beginner’s Guide to Rugby Union“

General information


Este curso de Arbitraje Nivel 1 de World Rugby - Quince es una introducción al arbitraje de manera segura, competente y divertida.

Está dirigido a oficiales de partidos de competiciones juveniles locales y de rugby de mayores.

Una vez finalizado el curso satisfactoriamente el oficial de partidos podrá demostrar habilidades básicas de arbitraje basadas en conocimientos teóricos apropiados y evidencias de preparación y planificación y ser capaz de arbitrar los aspectos del juego en un contexto modificado.

Ort: Bonner THV, Christian-Miesen-Str. 1, 53129 Bonn