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Referee Clinic with CRI David Sierra     Jan 26, 2020
Cutting Edge Fencing: North Richland Hills, TX Certified Referee Instructor David Sierra will be leading an official Referee Training Clinic at Cutting Edge Fencing Center
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   Map to 7601 Boulevard 26 STE 131 North Richland Hills TX 76180
posted 11/25/2019
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Certified Referee Instructor David Sierra of Cutting Edge Fencing will be leading an official Referee Training Clinic on Sunday January 26th. David Sierra is a highly experienced referee trainer and mentor, and has been a member of the USA National Referee Cadre for many years. The clinic is designed to give participants a solid understanding of the rules of the sport, referee ethics and professionalism, current interpretations of actions as well as right of way rules and how referees tend to call actions. This is a must for all competitive level fencers and parents are highly encouraged to attend as well!

This all-day clinic will include lecture, interactive exercises and practical training. It will run from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Lunch is provided - please let us know about any dietary restrictions you may have.

The fee for this clinic is $75, payable in advance through FRED. You MUST pre-register in order for us to provide enough of the written materials. Group discounts are available for multiple members of the same club who pre-register and pay in advance (please email for more details). Currently certified referees who are looking for continuing education and updates may attend the course for no charge (although, we ask you contribute something for the cost of lunch!).

For those looking for written training material or interested in passing the referee exam, it is strongly recommended that you read the Referee Study Guide. This guide may be downloaded from the USA Fencing Referees Commission website at

The referee examination is a three step process. Steps 1 and 2 may be completed in any order and must both be completed before step 3.
Step 1 is taking the official referee clinic from a Certified Referee Instructor (like this course!)
Step 2 is passing the written referee exam online with a score of 90% in the general section and 90% on at least one of the three weapon-specific sections
Step 3 is passing a referee practical observation. Referee practical exams are available from David Sierra or other CRIs and CRO's at Regional and Local events in Region 5 throughout the spring.

Frequently Asked Questions
Will practical observations be given at this clinic?
No practical exams will be conducted at this clinic. I have found that unless the candidates are extremely well prepared, and basically only taking the certification course to check off a box, candidates do better taking the practical exam at a different time than the clinic. Also, this will give you time to study the rulebook and take your time passing the exam.

I am not interested in refereeing just yet, but I want to know more about the rules. Should I attend this clinic?
Absolutely! The official referee clinic is one of the best ways to get up-to-date rules interpretations from an experience national level referee instructor.

Can parents attend?
Yes. Parents are more than welcome to attend.