BELIZE CITY, Belize, May 6, 2015 - Fifteen referees from across
Belize have completed the National Referee Course sponsored by
NORCECA and led by FIVB Referee Instructor, Guy Bradbury, of
The 4-day course commenced on Thursday, April 30 and concluded
on Sunday, May 3 with the participants spending
8-hour days going through theoretical and practical sessions.
The course covered all aspects of the rules, including line
judging, score sheets, libero control, discipline and sanctions,
match control, mechanics of officiating and, of course, lots of
discussion and videos on rules and specific situations. It
concluded with a written exam.
On Saturday evening, the participants got to use their recently
acquired knowledge while officiating Division 1 matches as
referees, line judges, and scorers, and then reviewed themselves
on video on Sunday.
The participants were Ray Palma, Leon Gentle, Javier Rosado,
Werner Tovar, Glenn Gill, Anthony McField, Tisha Solis, Precelia
Hoare, Khalid Encalada, Martin Swasey, Tichele Solis, Wallace
Tillett, Elton Anderson, Shane Gentle, and Joslyn Gill.
The course will improve the consistency, knowledge, and
professionalism of Belize officials.
The BVA intends to have a follow up course in February 2016 in
preparation to hosting the Men’s Central American Championship
in August of 2016. The BVA thanked NORCECA for this course that
has improved and motivated its officials.