REFEREEING

DEVELOPMENT

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. 

Referee Development

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.

Referee Opportunities

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.

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Referee Development Team

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 active members of both Easts Volleyball and high-level referees around Queensland. If you're looking for feedback, assessment or have a question about the rules, don't be afraid to ask any of our team. 

No matter which club or affiliate you're a part of, we're happy to help you on the pathway to becoming a high level referee! If you're interested in being assessed or mentored, please let us know (ATTN: Referee Development)!

LINDA RIBINSKY
FIVB Beach Referee (Level 4)
Referee Development Coordinator

OFFICIATING EXPERIENCE:

Technical Delegate - AVL

FIVB Referee - Sydney 2000

Technical Delegate - UniSports

Chief Referee - Various (VQ)

Member - QLD Referees Commission

SHANE CLOUSTON
FIVB Indoor Referee (Level 4)
Referee Development and Mentoring

OFFICIATING EXPERIENCE:

Technical Delegate - AVL

FIVB Referee - Olympic Games

Referee Supervisor - FIVB VNL

Chief Referee - Various (VQ)

Member - QLD Referees Commission

Non-Affiliated Referee Consultant

NATHAN DANG
Level 3 Referee
Referee Development and Mentoring

OFFICIATING EXPERIENCE:

Referee Supervisor - AVSC / AJBVC

Chief Referee - PVL / Schools Cup

Technical Delegate - VQ Events

Match Referee - AVL / AJVC / Various

JOHN BYRNES
FIVB Indoor Referee (Level 4)
Referee Development and Mentoring

OFFICIATING EXPERIENCE:

FIVB Referee - Olympic Games

Referee Supervisor - VQ PVL

Chief Referee - Various (VQ)

VQ Referee of the Half-Century

Non-Affiliated Referee Consultant

EGOR KALININ
Level 3 Referee
Referee Development and Mentoring

OFFICIATING EXPERIENCE:

Ast. Referee Delegate - AVSC

Technical Delegate - EJVC

Referee Supervisor - Phoenix League

Match Referee - AVL / AJVC / Various

DAMIEN SEARLE
FIVB Beach Referee (Level 4)
Referee Development

OFFICIATING EXPERIENCE:

VQ Events Manager

FIVB Referee - Olympics 2008/2012

Technical Manager - 2018 Commonwealth Games

FIVB NTO Instructor - Olympic Games

Non-Affiliated Referee Consultant

LACHLAN REARDON
Level 3 Referee
Easts Tournaments - Technical Delegate

OFFICIATING EXPERIENCE:

Referee Supervisor - AVSC

Chief Referee - Schools Cup

Technical Delegate - VQ Events

NTO - FIVB Volleyball Nations League

Match Referee - AVL / AJVC / Various

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)

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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) 

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