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Referee Clinic w/ Sean Shumate Escrime dHalloween     Oct 11, 2022 - Oct 13, 2022
Zoom: Online In, OH Take Referee Clinic w/ Int'l Referee and Para-Olympian Sean Shumate. Clinic is Oct 11 and 13. Take practical at 2022 Escrime d'Halloween RYC/RJCC, Oct. 15-16. $65 if prepaid. $75 day of clinic. Payment: Check or Venmo
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posted 08/18/2022
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This is an official USA Fencing Referee Development clinic.

If you cannot afford the cost of the seminar, contact Sean at and confidential arrangements can be made.

Aspiring referees – This seminar is a required step in becoming a rated referee in USA Fencing
Coaches - To learn the current rules and see how actions are currently being called
Athletes - To improve their fencing and be better positioned to advocate for themselves at competitions
Parents - To gain a foundational knowledge of the rules and a better concept of the sport in general
Current referees - To refresh their knowledge base and update their profile with a current seminar

Given by Sean Shumate

Referee Experience:
* FIE B rated referee in all 2 weapons - Epee' and Saber
* Referee at 3 Paralympic game: London, Rio and Tokyo
* Referee at NCAA Championships
* Domestic referee for over 20 years

Current member of USA Fencing Referee Commission:
* Referee Development Committee
* Vice Chair of the Domestic Assigning Commitee
* Referee Coordinator at NACs

About the Referee Clinic
The Referee 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 RC-sanctioned clinic is the first step in becoming a certified USA Fencing referee. The next step is successful completion of a written exam, consisting of a general section and one or more weapon-specific sections, and a score of 90% or greater is required on each section to be awarded a "P" rating. Once the "P" rating has been earned, the candidate may be evaluated for a numeric rating (1-10) at a tournament.

Seminar will begin at 6:00 Pm EDT and will run until approximately 9:30pm EST each day

Practical observation will be conducted during the 2022 Escrime de Halloween RYC/RJCC hosted Oct. 15-16. Please contact Sara Kass to coordinate observation at .

Online via ZOOM

This will be emailed to all paid participants a few days prior to the seminar. Make sure that you've provided your email address in your registration, as requested.

Seminar fee:
$65.00 if payment received by Oct 7.
$75.00 otherwise.

Check payable to 'Sean Shumate' can be mailed to: Sean Shumate c/o Cyrano's Place, 15639 Madison Ave, Lakewood OH 44107.

To pay via Venmo please email Sean Shumate to coordinate payment: