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Referee Seminar w/ Alex Gioiella     Apr 21, 2021 - Apr 28, 2021
Online Interactive Webinar: Cleveland, OH Open to all. Start time 5:30pm EST. This seminar will be over two consecutive Wednesday nights in April. 4/21 & 4/28
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posted 03/09/2021
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The seminar will be conducted through either Zoom or Google Hangouts. The link will be sent to all paid participants the night before the seminar. We will start at 5:30pm EST.

Seminar Instructor

Alex Gioiella - Ms. Gioiella currently serves as a member of the Domestic Referee Development Committee, with her primary focus being grassroots referee development as well as specifically saber referee development. Ms. Gioiella referees all three weapons at the local and national levels while refereeing sabre internationally. Before moving to the Midwest, she was instrumental in regional referee development in the NY/NJ/CT area.

What To Expect

For those looking to become referees, this clinic will prepare the attendee for taking the test and for observation as a referee.

For parents and fencers, this clinic will give a better understanding of calls and the rules of the game.

Topics Will Include:
- Role, Responsibilities, and Duties of the Referee
- Rules of the Sport
- Analyzing the Action
- Exam Preparation
- Improving Referee Rating

Attendees intending to take the exam and be observed should make themselves familiar with the rules of fencing and plan on taking the exam online. A copy of the rulebook and penalty chart can be found here.

Attendees intending to take the exam should review the National Referee Examination Study Guide

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 CRIs and CRO's at Regional and Local events in and around Region 2 throughout the season.

The cost of the seminar is $60, payable through Paypal using (please use the friends and family option, not "services")
Please include a note with the name of the participant with payment.