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When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 (1 day event) 9AM - 5PM

Location: Marcy Open School, 415 4th Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN  55413

Hosted by: Minnesota Rugby Referee Society

Contact: Tammy Cowan at tamazon03@aol.com

Register HERE    (Entry Deadline: 1/30/2015 11:59 PM)

Eligibility: This is the entry or introductory level course to rugby refereeing. Read below for course registration, participants must register for certification and material.

Cost: $50

Certification: Current USA Rugby membership, including registration as a referee, attend and participate in all course modules, pass online law exam and rugby ready exam prior to course, and complete short safety quiz administered at course site.

Description: The purpose of this introductory course is to enable officials to acquire basic skills to officiate safe, enjoyable competition. Course certification is required for anyone who wishes to referee any match that could potentially lead to a National Championship.

The course focuses on: Game knowledge, Role of the referee, Planning, Advantage, Touch, Principles of rugby, Positioning, Referee preparation, Open play, Lineout, Principles of refereeing, Communication, Technical, Contact, Foul play, Management, Risk management, Starting & restarting the game, Scrum, and how to have fun as a rugby referee.

Course Registration, Cost and CIPP: The cost is $50.00. Registration can be accomplished on-line. AFTER REGISTERING, PLEASE FORWARD THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL TO THE COURSE EDUCATOR - Tammy Cowan at tamazon03@aol.com

Items needed to attend the course (click on the links below):

• CIPP - USAR Membership Number
• Course Registration Confirmation
• IRB Rugby Ready Certificate (www.irbrugbyready.com)
• IRB Laws Exam Certificate (www.irblaws.com)

MN Union - Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Saturday, February 7, 2015 | 1:00 - 4:00pm

Location: Peter Engel Science Center Auditorium | St John's University (Collegeville, MN)

Parking Details: Take Interstate 94 to the St. Johns University exit (just outside of St. Cloud, MN); turn south towards campus. Continue on County Road 159 / St. John's road toward the church and then after a little more than a mile take a left turn on to Science Drive (the first left after the football stadium). Continue into the parking lot in front of the New Science Center which is connected to the Peter Engel Science Center.

The auditorium is on the south side of the Peter Engel Science Center.

Congratulations to the UMD Men on their Second Consecutive D2 Collegiate National Title!

UMD Men Capture Second Consecutive D2 Collegiate National Title!

Photo courtesy of the UMD Fighting Penguins

Congratulations to Winona Women for Taking 2nd Place at the USA Rugby/ACRA Fall Championship for D2 Collegiate Women!

Winona Women Take 2nd Place at the USA Rugby/ACRA Fall Championship for D2 Collegiate Women!

Photo Courtesy of the WSU Women's Rugby Club

Congratulations to Moorhead Women for placing Third at the 2014 NSCRO Women's Championships!

Moorhead Women place Third at their first NSCRO National Championships!

Photo Courtesy of the MSU Moorhead Women's Rugby Club

Congratulations to St. Johns for Advancing to the NSCRO Champioships!

St. John Advances to the NSCRO Championships in April 2015!

Photo Courtesy of Sharon Johnson

APRIL 25 - 26, 2015
Saturday, April 25th - Semi-final: New England College vs TBD
Saturday, April 25th - Semi-final: TBD vs St John's University
Sunday, April 26th - 3rd Place:
Sunday, April 26th - National Championship:

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