Join the Ruletool Academy clinic 2018!

Highlights


The Ruletool Academy clinic intends to give all football officials in Europe (and beyond) a valuable and fun learning experience. Over the weekend, we’ll cover rules, philosophy, mechanics and everything else that makes for a good official. We’re even trying to integrate an onfield (scrimmage) training session. This will be a ‘neutral’ clinic and supporting IFAF/NCAA rules and IAFOA mechanics.

We welcome all American footbal officials! The intended audience are American football officials with 5+ years of solid officiating experience. Proficiency in English is required, especially for the onfield training part. Officials with less experience are welcome to join and follow the classroom parts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. However, they will will not be prioritized to work the practice games on Saturday.

Clinicians

We’re proud to announce the following clinicians:

Carl Cheffers NFL #51 - lead clinicianIFAF NFL Europe

Dates

Friday 25 May 2018 – Sunday 27 May 2018

Location

Almere, the Netherlands (20 minutes east of Amsterdam)
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Thanks to our clinic partners!

Agenda

The agenda is subject to change, but here’s what we have in mind:

Friday

  • On Friday evening, an optional session will be organised.
  • Dinner starts around 18:00.
  • The clinic session is currently planned 19:00-22:00

Saturday

  • The clinic includes breakfast (if you stay at the hotel), lunch, dinner and some drinks.
  • Saturday morning: breakfast and start of the clinic at 9:00.
  • Afternoon, we’re planning onfield training sessions. In parallel we’ll have presentations.
  • At night: dinner and social event
  • Onfield: some participants will be able to practice during an official AFBN senior second division competition game. We’ll work 8 men crews to practice.

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Sunday

  • The clinic includes breakfast (if you stay at the hotel), lunch and some drinks
  • Sunday morning: breakfast and start of the clinic at 9:00.
  • End of clinic planned around 12:00. Followed by a lunch.
  • Optional afternoon: work a AFBN competition game and put your gained knowledge to work. Or visit Amsterdam (leisure time).

Locations

Hotel

  • Apollo hotel, Almere city center
  • 27 minutes by train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport – direct connection
  • 20 minutes by train to Amsterdam city center
  • Paid parking underneath the hotel. Day pass € 9,50 (07:00 to 00:00). Enter ‘Brouwerstraat 3’ in Almere in your navigation system.
  • Free parking available at 10 minute walking distance.

Clinic venue – Friday night

  • Hosted in the ‘beer factory’ next to the hotel. They actually brew their own beer onsite.
  • They’ll prepare their house special “BBQ chicken” for us (or a vegetarian option).
  • We’ll host the clinic sessions in our private room
  • Later that night, the restaurant turns into a club…
  • Combine this with football officiating and it will be a great night!

Clinic venue – Saturday (all day) and Sunday morning

  • Flevo Phantoms, Almere
  • Brand new facility (2018), new (grass) field!
  • 150 square meters floor space.
  • 15 minutes by car to/from the hotel. Note: shuttle transport is included in the clinic fee.

Fee, payment, other info and FAQ

Fee (Full Clinic)

The standard clinic fee for Saturday and Sunday is EUR 285. The fee includes:

  • Hotel (based on a two person room). Limited single rooms will be available for a surcharge of EUR 90 for both nights. Limited three person rooms will be available with a discount of EUR 45 for both nights (so EUR 15 per person).
  • 2 breakfasts (at hotel)
  • 2 lunches (at clinic venue)
  • Saturday night dinner, social event and some drinks.
  • All clinic content
  • If you fly to Amsterdam, a train ticket from the airport to Almere
  • Travel from the Almere train station to the hotel (on Friday and back on Sunday)
  • Travel between the hotel and clinic venue.

The optional Friday night clinic event will cost EUR 30 and includes:

  • Dinner: BBQ chicken (house special) or vegetarian option, fries, salad
  • Coffee, tea, water
  • 2 extra drinks (house brewed beer, wine, soda)
  • 2,5 hour clinic session

Fee (Partial Clinic)

The standard clinic fee for Saturday only is EUR 100. The fee includes:

  • Saturday lunch (at clinic venue)
  • Saturday night dinner, social event and some drinks.
  • Saturday program (0900-1700), excluding onfield sessions (so you can travel back anytime, without affecting your fellow participants). You’re welcome to attend as observer/spectator!

It does NOT include:

  • Hotel (this is optional, subject to availability).
  • Breakfasts (is included if you book the hotel)
  • Travel between the hotel and clinic venue (is included if you book the hotel).
  • Goodie bag
  • The Sunday lunch
  • Sunday program
  • Onfield sessions
  • Train tickets and travel to/from train station (own expense, but we can help)

The optional Friday night clinic event (see ‘full clinic’ above) is also optional for you.

Clinic registration

Please read and accept the clinic terms.

With the form below, you’ll register for the for the full clinic

Your country (required)

To prepare the clinic the best way possible, please complete the information below. Thanks!

Your experience in American football officiating
Less than 5 years5-10 years10+ years

Your preferred onfield position (if any):
RefereeUmpireCenter JudgeLinesmanLine JudgeBack JudgeSide JudgeField JudgeVideo Judge

Will you join the optional Friday night session (EUR 30)?
YesNo

Are you planning to stay in our clinic hotel?
Yes, in a single room if available (+EUR 90)Yes, in a double room if availableYes, in a 4 person room if available (-EUR 20)No, I'll arrange my own accommodation (-EUR 90)

Would you like to work a AFBN competition game on Sunday afternoon (you will receive a game fee). Five men crews. Start of games expected at 15:00.
Yes, would be funNo

The clinic terms

 

Clinic registration (PARTIAL – no Sunday!)

Please read and accept the clinic terms.

With the form below, you’ll register for the for the partial clinic:

Your country (required)

Will you join the Friday night session (+EUR 30)?
YesNo

Are you planning to stay in our clinic hotel (includes clinic transportation)?
Yes, Friday-Saturday in a single room if available (+EUR 105)Yes, Friday-Saturday in a double room if available (+65)Yes, Saturday-Sunday in a single room if available (+EUR 105)Yes, Saturday-Sunday in a double room if available (+65)No

The clinic terms

Registrations and payment

In order to make the clinic work for all of us, the following terms apply:

  • Registration will be handled on a first come, first serve basis.
  • The number of participants is limited to 65.
  • Registration closing date is April 30, 2018.
  • Hotel capacity is limited, so your room preference may not be available. We will inform you if this happens prior to requiring payment.
  • If you wish to share a room with (a) friend(s), your friend also needs to register within 5 days (and timely pay the fee).
  • Payment instructions will be send to you by email once your reservation is confirmed. Payment must be made within 1 week. Otherwise your reservation will be cancelled.

Cancellations

If you want or need to cancel your clinic participation, the following terms apply:

  • You may allocate your clinic spot to another person free of charge until May 16, 2018. This means we will not refund the fee but you allow another person to go. Any financial compensation will be handled between you and your buddy. After May 16, 2018 no change is possible.
  • Cancellation received (and confirmed) in writing up to and including April 10, 2018: 35% refund
  • Cancellation received (and confirmed) in writing up to and including April 25, 2018: 15% refund
  • No refund is possible after April 25, 2018

Other things

  • The information on this website is subject to change. No rights can be deferred from this website.
  • Upon registration, you agree that we process your (personal) data. We will transfer some (personal) data to the Apollo hotel to speed up your check in.