The OFA Referee Development Program for this upcoming season aims to continue the focus on mentorship and quality of refereeing in the province, while augmenting our capacity to foster as many candidates as possible through to final certification. Those who have not yet completed their certification will continue to develop. New registrations are now open to all OFA Members who meet the requirements of Regional and/or Provincial-level certification, as well as National level development for those who qualify.
There are two Stream C Referee Workshops planned for this season. Those who have not completed their certification at the end of the 2016-2017 season are required to re-enroll this season for continued mentorship and testing, or may otherwise be required to re-start the entire process.
Those who are already certified in at least one weapon, but wish to attain certification another weapon, or alternatively upgrade their certification (Regional to Provincial), may also register, but may only be required to attend select portions of the workshop. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Please click HERE to read the 2017-2018 Referee Development Program.
Please follow THIS LINK to register for the program and clinics.
Note: NEW restrictions for incoming Stream C candidates:
a. achieving the minimum age of 18 by December 31st of the current competitive season; OR
b. if below the age of 18, but not younger than 14, must be ranked nationally within the top 16 of the Canadian domestic circuit within the Cadet, Junior, or Senior categories; AND
c. cannot be practically examined and certified to the Provincial-level until having attained at least the age of 16 at the time of examination; however, can be examined and certified to the Regional level if able to meet those requirements.
Dates & Locations:
July 29-30, 2017 – Central Region (Vango Toronto Fencing Center)
September 23-24, 2017 - East Region (Kingston: RMC)
Please contact Thomas Nguyen for more information.
Continuing: $50 (re-enrollment from previous season)