Today, the Scrum learning tool has been released in the Apple and Google Play stores! Either search the store on your device or browse to this page and click the appropriate link below:
This app is a learning tool for rugby union referees to practice observing scrum scenarios making the correct decision.
After watching each short video clip, choose the response that the referee should give from the four choices on the right. The next video will automatically start.
You can use this app in three modes:
- normal speed with scoring - this is perceptual training - use this to develop your perceptual skills from repeated watching, processing and responding.
- 1.5 times normal speed - this is stress exposure training - use this to improve the response you would give at normal speed, by training in a high stress environment
- review mode (no scoring) - learning mode - if you find your scoring low, use this mode to see an annotated screenshot with the answer explained after you make a choice.
Use the app either at physical rest or during a physical training activity. This great in a sprint session: between sprints, pause and watch all the videos, then sprint again. This simulates your game experience - during a match you need to make decision whilst running around - now you can do that at training too!
Companion apps will be coming soon for other elements of the game.