The 1-day Grade 4 refereeing course is your first step into refereeing. It consists of pre-course tasks, half a day of on-court practice and half a day conducted in a classroom setting, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of refereeing. Finally, you will be required to sit an exam.
The cost of the course is £50 and you will have to be at least 16 years of age.
At the end of the day, you will be able to:
- Interact effectively with teams and match officials
- Handle pre- and post-match administration, guiding a successful match
- Understand the FIVB rules
- Referee a game both as a 1st referee or as a 2nd referee assisting the 1st referee, including signaling, etc
With this qualification, you will be able to officiate games within regional and local leagues as a trainee referee and work towards attaining a Grade 3 Regional qualification.
Cardiff will be host to a Grade 4 course on the 13th June. For information about the course, please contact Ysaker@cardiffmet.ac.uk or to book, click here where you can book online through Volleyball England.