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Virginia Division Referee Clinic II @ Richmond FC     May 18, 2019
Richmond Fencing Club: Richmond, VA Sponsored by the Virginia Division, our 2nd Referee Clinic for 2018 will be held at Richmond Fencing Club. The Referee Development Clinic will provide you with a broad understanding of the role, responsibilities, and duties.. See More Info!
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   Map to 3411 1/2 Carlton Street Richmond VA 23230
posted 08/08/2018
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Sponsored by the Virginia Division, our 2nd Referee Clinic for 2018 held at the Richmond Fencing Club.

The Virginia Division is offering Virginia Division members a complete reimbursement of your costs of the clinic as well as the $35 upgrade to Professional level membership to meet USA Fencing Referee requirements

The Requirements:
1. Pass Written Test
2. Attend Virginia Division Referee Clinic
3. Be observed by the presenter at the tournament following the clinic
4. Pass Safesport Exam to obtain your Professional Membership
5. Referee at 2 Virginia Division Sanctioned tournaments

Upon completing steps 1 through 3, please email the our Treasurer (Ted Smith) at with a screenshot of your Written Test result for an initial reimbursement of $55.
Upon completing steps 4 and 5, send another email to our Treasurer with the names and dates of the tournaments in order to receive the balance reimbursement of $55.
These requirements are set to improve and increase the referee pool that supports the Virginia Division of USA Fencing, LLC.

It is our goal to facilitate 100% of all future reimbursements/payments to participants and referees utilized by the VA Division via PayPal or Venmo.

Richmond Fencing Club
3411 1/2 Carlton Street
Richmond, VA 23230

Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 5:00 pm goal (extended if necessary)

NOTE: There will be an evaluation tournament the following day. It is a unique opportunity to have both a clinic and an opportunity to be observed in the same weekend, so it's important that you are available for this event if possible.

About the Referee Development Clinic
The Referee Development Clinic 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.

Attending an official FOC-sanctioned clinic is a prerequisite for becoming a certified USA Fencing referee, along with successful completion of a 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.

Written Exams
The written test is now offered online and typically taken shortly following the clinic, though it may be taken in advance:

If you plan to sit the exam, please make sure that you have adequately prepared by going through the Study Guide:

Who should attend
This clinic is recommended for:
- 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; and
- Current referees - who need to fulfill their yearly requirement for seminar attendance or further their personal development.

Preregistration opens on 08/08/2018.
Preregistration closes on 05/17/2019.