Touch Judge Course – SF

January 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Touch Judge (TJ) Course in San Francisco, CA

Date: Sunday, January 10, 2016

Time: 9am to 12pm. The course will start at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Plan on arriving 15 minutes early to ensure all registration and administrative work is complete.

Location: Room 111, Kalmanovitz Hall, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA.

Cost: $30, paid by credit card during online registration

Course Registration: Registration can be accomplished:

  • On-line with USA Rugby at, which will require CIPP registration and credit card payment of the course fee. When registering for the class, if you are already CIPP-registered with USA Rugby as a player, coach, or administrator, ensure you add registration as a referee.
  • Note: After registering for the course with USA Rugby, please forward the confirmation email to the Lead Educator: Aruna Ranaweera (

Registration Deadline: Online registration with USA Rugby will close and no further registrations accepted after Thursday, December 31, 2015. No walk-in attendees will be allowed on the day of the course.

Lead Educator: Aruna Ranaweera (, Tel: 805-452-2528)

Items needed to attend the course:

  • Course registration confirmation
  • Pen or pencil

Course Certification: Course certification may only be accomplished with current USA Rugby membership, by attending and successfully participating in all course modules, and by passing a touch judge related law exam.

Purpose: This course provides instruction on the primary tasks of the touch judge in adjudicating touch, touch-in-goal, kicks at goal, and the roles of the touch judge in seven-a-side rugby.  Course certification is one requirement for promotion to the referee grade of C1.

The course focuses on the following aspects of the game: 

  • When is the ball in touch
  • Touch judge positioning
  • Touch judge signals
  • Places of the throw-in
  • Seven-a-side variations