INTERNATIONAL REFEREE PROGRAMME

HOW TO BECOME A TROPICAL 7s REFEREE AND GET A TOP EXPERIENCE

REFEREE PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Tropical 7s attracts qualified and experienced match officials from across the globe to be part of the International Referee Programme and officiate at one of the world's leading international youth rugby events. The programme is delivered in partnership with Back10PROs, an industry-leading rugby referee specialists which supports the referee programme with dedicated referee coaching working directly with all Tropical 7s referees during the event. To apply to become a referee at the 2023 TROPICAL 7s, interested referees should complete the application form below and you will be contacted by the Tropical 7s Referee Manager.

KEY INFORMATION

  • WHEN: 7-8 April 2023 in Tampa, FL, USA (Fri/Sat of Easter weekend)

  • WHERE: Tampa SportsPlex, Tampa, Florida

  • AGES: Age Groups at the 2023 Tropical 7s are available for boys/girls at U18, U16, U14, U12 (coed), and University/U23 (men and women).

  • SCOPE: All matches at Tropical 7s are typically officiated by a 3-ref team with a Match Referee and 2 x Assistant Referees. Assignments are made by tournament's Referee Manager.  Back10Pros manages a referee coaching program to provide participating referees live feedback on referee performances and advice on to improve refereeing skills.

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2023 REFEREE PROGRAMME DETAILS

The offer for participating referees includes:

  • Local accommodation provided for 2 nights (shared hotel room).

  • Transport to and from accommodation to match fields.

  • Return transfers to and from Tampa International Airport for arrivals on Thursday 6th April 2023 and on departures on Saturday 8th April 2023 (following the conclusion of the event).

  • Match fees (details provided on request)

  • Referee coaching throughout the tournament as provided by Back10PROs.

  • Dedicated referee area at competition venue

  • Nutrition and hydration throughout the day

  • Flight and other travel costs are NOT be reimbursed.

REFEREE EXPECTATIONS

Expectations from participating referees include:

  • Complete the below application.

  • Be a qualified referee and have experience refereeing rugby 7s

  • Be of good standing with their home union.

  • Be available for both days of competition and ready for each match assignment.

  • Bring all refereeing equipment as needed.

  • Work closely with the Referee Manager to manage scheduling and match assignments.

  • Communicate with Event Management for any issue regarding referee duties e.g. disciplinary

CONTACT

Please direct any referee related enquiries to referee@tropical7s.com.

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