Referee Commission focuses on female referee development
Lausanne, Switzerland, January 18, 2013 - The FIVB Referee
Commission completed its annual meeting at the Lausanne
headquarters in Switzerland on Friday focusing on a global plan
for developing female referees.
The development of referees, especially of the female gender, is
seen as an important goal in development the sport of volleyball.
At present there are 96 international female referees and 47
candidate international referees while male referees number
1,200. The concept of female referee development was approved to
be implemented in 2013-2016 period.
Other key items on the agenda included the proposal to make the
use of the electronic scoresheet mandatory in all FIVB
competitions while the new scheme of commission work was
approved and implemented with an immediate effect: working
groups covering the main directions of IRC activity:
- Modern technology for IRC activity
- Referee education materials
- Referee database and statistics
- Referee courses
- Classification and ranking of IR
- Beach Volleyball issues
The idea to have the professional referees has been discussed
for future implementation while the official detailed
explanation of the last rules modifications was discussed and
approved for the inclusion into the Guidelines 2013.
The final list of all categories of IR was discussed and
approved (candidates, IR, FIVB IR) while the new referee
evealuation system (R4) was approved to be used starting from
All reports of 2012 referee course were approved and the courses
for 2013 were scheduled.
The Refereeing Commission and the Rules of the Game, which was
also meeting at the same time, held a joint meeting on Thursday.
The meetings are the first two of 10 FIVB Commission meetings to
be held in February with the TV and New Media Commission and
Confederation Press Officers meeting on Sunday.