Clinic for Beach Volleyball Referees in Antigua
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, November 20, 2010 - Mr. Miguel Angel
Ramirez Revara, an international referee with the FIVB and a
referee’s supervisor with NORCECA, came to Antigua prior to the
inaugural Eastern Caribbean Beach Volleyball Olympic qualifying
tournament. Present at this important workshop were referees
from the British Virgin Islands, Grenada, Dominica and Antigua.
Items covered during the workshop were the FIVB beach volleyball
rules for 2009-2012 and protocols used for matches, protests,
injury and scoring. A copious amount of time was sent on the
use of the score sheets and instructions for the scorers. This
was deemed necessary as the score sheets tells the history of
The second day of the workshop focused on giving the referees
actual game practice. This was deemed extra important as this
would prepare them for competition. Other aspects of the day’s
activity also included knowing and determining various aspects
of the court dimensions, player security and free zone areas.
The third day was a repeat of the second day in that the
referees were exposed to more match practice. The referees’
skills were sharpened with the presence of neutral referee Mr.
Dennis M. Franceschini. He was able to impart his expertise to
a warm and receptive cohort of referees.