Referee Seminar with Justin Meehan, May 24
Coach Justin Meehan, a Certified Referee Instructor, will conduct the seminar on Saturday, May 24. Then a tournament to allow the attendees to practice and be observed will be held on Sunday, May 25.
Northpointe Fencing is sponsoring a referee Clinic for all 3 weapons. Saturday will be an 8 Hour referee clinic with Justin Meehan. The following day will be a referee observation day. The Seminar and observation day are a prerequisite for written exam required for referee ratings.
Class Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Location: Northpointe Fencing
6707 NE 117th St.
The clinic will be held Saturday, May 24, starting at 9:00am and is expected to continue until approximately 5:00pm. The observation day will be held on Sunday, May 25.
The normal price for this clinic is $60 per person. However, the Oregon Division will be offering this clinic at a subsidized rate of $35/person for the first twenty (20) OR-DIV members who sign up. Attendees from outside the Oregon Division are welcome to attend, but are not eligible for this discount and will be charged the full $60 rate. Please bring cash or check for payment, as well as a sack lunch.
The written test is now offered online at https://fencingofficials.org/test/
Please make sure that you have adequately prepared by going through the Study Guide at http://fencingofficials.org/documents/Study_Guide_6-27-2012.pdf
Attending an official FOC-sanctioned clinic is a prerequisite for attempting the written exam. Once a passing score (90%) has been achieved on the written exam (both the general section and one or more weapon-specific sections) a referee receives a rating of "P" in each weapon passed. Further ratings improvements (1-10) can be obtained at a later date by being evaluated in a practical setting at tournaments.
The lecture and question and answer format on Saturday May 24 will provide a broad understanding of the role, responsibilities, and duties of a referee. It is not a study group for test preparation. It is expected that participants will have read the study guide and come prepared with a willingness to learn how to be a better referee and fencer.
Who should attend:
• Aspiring referees - who want to learn how right of way and rules are being applied at a national and international level
• Athletes - who want to improve their games and get a more complete understanding of their sport
• Coaches - who want to maintain their grasp of current interpretations and rules updates
• Parents - who want a better understanding of tournament format and the basics of sport fencing for their children
• Current referees - who need to fulfill their yearly requirement for seminar attendance or further their personal development