Refereeing Opportunities

So you're a certified referee, but you how do you get experience refereeing? Below is a list of ways to jump in the game. If you are not already certified to referee, check out the How to Become a Referee page

Sac Valley Rugby Foundation Referee Development Program
January 25th 9am - 4pm
California State University Sacramento
A full day of interactive development for new and newish referees.  FREE! Expert rugby referring coaches, from abroad and our region, will share insights and provide feedback to help take your officiating skills to the next level.


Sac Valley Rugby Foundation Kick off Tournament
January 26th - 27th
Cordova High School; 2239 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.
To sign up to referee at this tournament email Ray Schwartz at or register for the SVRF Referee Development Program above.


Youth Super Sites
January 5th - February 23rd
Bay area, Fresno and greater Sacramento region
Youth games occur every weekend at various locations throughout NorCal. To get involved with refereeing youth you can email Rugby NorCal Operations Manager, Christina, at cgein@rugby or check out the youth schedule to find opportunities near you.


Youth Jamborees
March 9th U10&U12 Jamboree Orinda, CA
March 16th Middle School Jamboree Lincoln, CA
These end of season youth jamborees are a great way to get more referee experience! Contact Rugby NorCal Operations Manager, Christina, at to sign up as a referee at these tournaments or ask for more information.

High School Games
February 2nd - April 6th
High school games occur all over northern California throughout the season. NorCal is always looking for more competent referees to help officiate high school games. If you would like to get involved with refereeing high school, please contact Rugby NorCal Operations Manager, Christina, at