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Referee Clinic     May 21, 2017
Iowa City Fencing Center: Iowa City, IA Whether you want to become a fencing referee, improve your skills, or just want to better understand what referees are thinking when you fence, you can benefit from attending this clinic.See the "more information" section for details about this great day!
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   Map to 415 Highland Avenue, Suite 200 Iowa City IA 52240
posted 03/30/2017
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Whether you want to become a fencing referee, improve your skills, or just want to better understand what referees are thinking when you fence, you can benefit from attending this clinic.See the "more information" section for details about this great day!
Preregistration opens on 03/30/2017.
Preregistration closes on 05/21/2017.

Cost: This clinic is now being sponsored by the Iowa Division, so all Iowa Division members may attend for free! For anyone not a member of the Iowa Division, the cost is $10, payable by cash or check.

This Referee Clinic Seminar will be run by Fernando Delgado, an experienced foil, epee and saber fencer and coach. Fernando Delgado is a Certified Referee Instructor, a 20 year USFA ranked national referee, Regional Coordinator of RJCC, SYC and RYC and local organizer of regional, national and Saber World Cups. The clinic will run on Sunday, May 21st with instruction from 9am to 3pm. Bring your lunch. Then we'll have a break so you can take the on-line referee exam, after which you will have an opportunity to officiate and do your practical exam.

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

http://www.fencingofficials.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/StudyGuidePDFMay_2014_Edition.pdf

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 and drink.
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 goals.

Please call the ICFC at 319-338-7171 if you have any questions.