|Referee Clinic w/Mark Stasinos at Salle Palasz
|| Sep 25, 2021
The clinic will be held Saturday, September 25th, starting at 10:00am and is expected to continue until approximately 6:00pm.
1120 N Rolling Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Mark Stasinos, Certified Referee Instructor, has been in the sport 51 years, is a Fencing Master in all 3 weapons certifying in Switzerland in 1986, He has been an active referee Nationally and Internationally and an Instructor for the past 36 years as well as serving in the leadership in US Fencing Association/USA Fencing as Vice President, National Tournament Committee Chairman, Vice- President of the Fencing Officials Commission and in numerous other positions within organization. He has had the privilege to serve as a Referee and Head Referee
for NCAA Fencing and their Championships.
He will conduct a Referee Seminar for those seeking to referee; improve their personal game though a greater understanding of concepts, rules and applications of rules; coaches wanting to become current on the latest changes to concepts and rules from the FIE or parents wanting to understand the actions and applications in support of their fencers and clubs.
To become a certified referee one must complete a seminar, take the online exam passing the general section and weapon section by 90 percent and have a practical evaluation and observation.
The Seminar will cover Foil, Epee and Sabre, competition protocols and rules, right-of-way, penalties, field of play rules and responsibilities and overview of Wheelchair refereeing.
10:00am Doors Open
10:30am Clinic Start
12:00 Lunch Break
1:00 Clinic Resumes
2:45 Clinic Resumes
4:30 Clinic Resumes
6:30 Clinic Ends
Observations in Foil, Sabre and Epee available Sunday 9/26/2021
Location: Salle Palasz, 1120 N Rolling Rd Catonsville MD
Cost: $100.00 per attendee
Payment may be made by check or cash to Mark Stasinos the day of the clinic. Credit Card payments not accepted.
Written and Practical 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:
Rule Book for Study
Practical refereeing exams will be available on Sunday, September 26th, 2021 at the same location during the Swords of September 3 Weapon Open. For more information, see:
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.