Join the Ruletool Academy clinic 2018!


The Ruletool Academy clinic intends to give all seasoned 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 but supporting IFAF rules and IAFOA mechanics. The clinic is open to countries using NCAA rules as well.

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.


  • to be announced


Friday 25 May 2018 – Sunday 27 May 2018


Almere, the Netherlands (20 minutes east of Amsterdam)

Clinic partners

(to be announced)


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


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


  • 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 onfield training sessions, combined with social event


  • 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).



  • Almere (27 minutes by train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport – direct connection)

Clinic venue

  • Flevo Phantoms, Almere

Fee, payment, other info and FAQ

Clinic fee

The standard clinic fee for Saturday and Sunday will be around EUR 275-285. The fee is planned to include:

  • Hotel (two person room). Limited single rooms will be available for a surcharge. Limited three person rooms will be available with a discount per person.
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • Saturday night dinner, social event and some drinks.
  • All clinic content
  • Train ticket from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Almere, or your parking ticket at the hotel
  • Travel from the Almere train station to the hotel
  • Travel between the hotel and clinic venue.
  • The optional Friday night clinic event will cost extra.

Registrations and payment

  • Registration is planned to open in January. Stay tuned!

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Your experience in American football officiating
Less than 5 years5-10 years10-15 years15+ years

Will you probably join the optional Friday night session?
Yes, probablyNo, probably not

Are you planning to stay in our clinic hotel?
Yes, in a single room if availableYes, in a double room if availableYes, in a triple room if availableNo, I'll arrange my own accommodation

Would you like to work a AFBN competition game on Sunday afternoon (you will receive a game fee of EUR 50)
Yes, would be funNo, probably not