Referees are an important part of any volleyball game. They keep control of the court and direct the flow of the game.
Easts Volleyball is invested in developing the referees we have here in our club. Below are several opportunities available for our referees to improve their skills and knowledge.
This year, Easts will be offering opportunities for referees of all skill levels to increase their experience officiating. Throughout the year, Easts hopes to run several refereeing development sessions where referees are able to come and increase their knowledge of the game and rules as well as officiate a few games.
As the year progresses, opportunities for you to referee at Easts and Easts events will appear here. Click on the name to view more information about the event or register.
We will be hosting a Level 2 Referee Course on 24 April 2021
Referee Development Team
Easts Volleyball has one of the most experienced referees in Brisbane, and we're all dedicated to the development of new and aspiring referees, both within our club and from around Queensland. Our team hopes to offer any developing referees new pathways and opportunities to progress through the ranks of Volleyball Australia, and perhaps even internationally.
Our team is made up of 4 active members of our refereeing group. If you're looking for feedback, assessment or have a question about the rules, don't be afraid to ask any of our team.
MEET OUR REFEREE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
We welcome Linda Ribinsky on as our new Referee Development Coordinator at Easts Volleyball! Linda comes with a wealth of experience ranging from local competitions to the Olympic Games as an FIVB Referee. This year, she'll be taking on the task of mentoring our developing referees with the help of her team.
When asked what her goals for referees were, she said:
"I am looking forward to working with the referees at Easts this year. I want them to be confident on the stand and knowledgeable of the rules. I hope they are as excited as I am.’"
So whether you're a new aspiring referee, or are trying to be an international referee, Linda will be there to help you through your pathway!
Experience and Accomplishments:
- FIVB Beach Referee (Olympic Games) - National Technical Delegate (UniSport Division 2)
- Level 4 Indoor/Beach Referee (Volleyball Australia) - Committee Member (Queensland Volleyball Referees Commission)
- Technical Delegate (AVL Superleague) - Chief Referee (PVL / JPVL / State Championships / Country Champs)
- Course Presenter (VQ Development Courses)
The Pathway to Level 2
In order for officials to attain their Level 2 badge, Volleyball Australia requires them to attend a face-to-face course as well as completing the competency checks (see right).
As a part of our refereeing development program, referees have the ability to request for their officiating (competency) to be assessed in order to meet the requirements to be upgraded to Level 2. These can be performed at almost any competition.
Easts offers the ability for you to be assessed at The Phoenix League on Monday Nights by accredited referees. Assessments at the Phoenix League require no payment, however, you may not receive remuneration for the officiating done there while being assessed.
To attain an upgrade to Level 2, referees must demonstate competency in:
- 3x First Referee (R1)
- 3x Second Referee (R2)
- 2x Scorer (S)
- 2x Linejudge (LJ)
Level 1 Officiating Course
Volleyball Queensland offers Level 1 Refereeing Courses online. This only courses involve an online component and can be completed in your own time.
Price: $49.50 (paid to Volleyball Australia)