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Midwest Referee Seminar     Sep 15, 2012
Luther Memorial Church: Chicago, IL Sean Shumate will be running a referee class & test. The clinic will be held Saturday, September 15th, from 9 AM - 5 PM. The cost of the clinic is $75/person. There will be a working lunch during the clinic.
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   Map to 2500 W. Wilson Ave Chicago IL 60625
posted 08/27/2012
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Written tests will be available immediately following the clinic for those who desire to take it. If you plan to sit the exam, please make sure that you have adequately prepared by going through the Study Guide:

The written test is taken online. There is wi-fi at the church, you may bring a laptop to take the test onsite.

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 Referee Development Seminar will provide you with a broad understanding of the role, responsibilities, and duties of a referee, as well as refine your sense of right of way, timing, and application of the penalties. The Study Guide will prepare you for the written exam. The two together are designed to prepare you for the demands of refereeing actual fencing bouts.

There will be a working lunch during the clinic. Please feel free to bring food. Additionally, orders will be taken at the site of the clinic for delivery.

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

Preregistration opens on 08/28/2012.
Preregistration closes on 09/14/2012.