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Orange Coast Ref Seminar with Charles Astudillo     Sep 23, 2022
Pasadena Convention Center: Pasadena, CA Join us for a referee development seminar. In the coming seasons, USFA will be requiring certified referees for all domestic tournaments. If you are interested in becoming a referee, or want to learn more about the sport, we welcome you.
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   Map to 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA Pasadena CA 91101
posted 08/25/2022
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Location: 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA

Date: September 23, 2022

Start Time: 9:00AM (Approximately) on September 23, 2022

End Time: 4:00PM (Goal) on September 23, 2022

Cost: $75 per person payable by check or cash to Charles Astudillo at the door. The fee includes evaluation at the RJCC/ROC.

Charles Astudillo is a Certified Referee Instructor from San Diego, CA. Charles has refereed nationally for over 15 years, and has been a regular fixture at North American Cups. Charles has refereed Division I national matches, including the NCAA semifinals in Men's and Women's Foil in 2009. Charles is a former member of USA Fencing Domestic Referee Development Committee.

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 rules.

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 by being evaluated in a practical. It is highly recommended that you take and pass the examination prior to the practical.

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 annual requirement for seminar attendance or further their personal development.