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CenCal Referee Seminar with Peter Burchard     May 20, 2017
The Fencing Center of San Jose: San Jose, CA Maestro Peter Burchard will conduct the seminar on Saturday, May 20 from 9:00 - 5:00. Then a tournament to allow the attendees to practice and be observed will be held on Sunday, May 21.
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posted 03/17/2017
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Central California Division Announces a Referee Seminar with Peter Burchard

The Fencing Center of San Jose is hosting a referee Clinic for all 3 weapons. Saturday will be an 8 Hour referee clinic with Peter Burchard. The following day will be a referee observation day. The Seminar and observation day are a prerequisite for written exam required for referee ratings.

Time:
Class: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Location: The Fencing Center of San Jose
1290 S. 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95110

The price for this clinic is $75 per person. Please bring cash or check, made out to “Central California Division USFA” as well as a sack lunch.
There are a few restaurants within walking distance to TFC.

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There are a couple of rules that USA Fencing is enforcing.

1. If you are 18 years old or older, you must be a professional Member of the USFA including passing the online background check. The Good news is that if you renew your memberships now, it will go through next season!!!!

https://member.usfencing.org/membership-types

The Bay Cup has offered to reimburse you for your professional memberships ($35.00) if you agree to help ref a few Bay Cup tournaments and get listed on the Bay Cup's online referee list. e-mail thebaycup@gmail.com for more information.

2. You must also take the free Online Safe Sport Training.

http://www.usfencing.org/safe-sport

Please e-mail your completed Safe Sport Certificate and your new USFA Professional Membership cards to heath@fencing.com.

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If you referee FOUR Central California Division Tournaments, you will be Reimbursed $50.00.

The written test is now offered online.
http://fencingofficials.org/test/

Please make sure that you have adequately prepared by going through the Study Guide:

http://www.refereescommission.org/blog/become-a-ref/

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 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.

The cost of the clinic is $75/person.

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Additional Resources:
In Preparation for the Clinic, here is a great series of videos on youtube that offer lots of advice and support for Referees.

https://www.youtube.com/user/FencerRefCoach/videos?flow=list&live_view=500&sort=da&view=0

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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


------------------ Important Info: -------------------
Clinic: Referee Seminar with Peter Burchard
Date(s): 05/20/2017
Location: The Fencing Center of San Jose

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