Grade 4 entry level Referee Course – Barnstaple

Just in time for the new season as we need more Torexe referees.

The Academy of Beach Sports is running an entry level referee course on Saturday 10th September at Petroc in Barnstaple. The deadline for registering is this Friday the 2nd Sept.

Rachel Fallow


Course Fee: £50

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age

Grade 4 Referee Qualification

The Grade 4 referee qualification is an introduction into the world of indoor volleyball refereeing. The benefits of taking such a course are varied as it will not only allow you to referee games as a qualified and competent referee (therefore becoming eligible for paid refereeing opportunities in your region), but also will increase your knowledge and understanding of the rules as a participant.

The 1-day course 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.

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 1streferee, including signalling, 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.

Included in the price upon passing the course is the referee registration with volleyball England for the 2015/16 season.

Course application If you would like to enrol for this course please go to the Volleyball England website