Crisis creates an opportunity
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, September 25, 2020 - In the midst of
the Covid 19 pandemic the CAZOVA and ECVA referee commissions
used the opportunity to help the development of the referees in
their region. On September 17th, 2020 the team held a web
conference meeting with Mr. Guy Bradbury a member of the FIVB
Rules of the Game and Referee Commission and Secretary of
NORCECA Referee Commission.
Moderating the session was Mr. Mushtaque Mohammed president of
CAZOVA, NORCECA Vice President and President of the FIVB
Development Commission while Mr. Cheryll Rojer and Mr. Reginald
Willemsberg presidents of the CAZOVA and ECVA Referee
Commissions, respectively, also participated.
Some of the topics discussed were the process to become a
Continental referee and how a national referees can prepare
him/herself to participate in a continental referees’ course.
The principles and the mindset of being a good referee was
highlighted as one prepare to officiate in a game no matter the
level of the match, national or international.
Also discussed was the recent development on the role of Referee
delegate/supervisor to function as a Referee Coach. Guy was able
to explain the process of moving from a National referee up to
an FIVB referee, a journey which include the work within the
continent. The best preparation is to have a constant revisit
on the volleyball rules and regular consultation of the case
Participants included the chairpersons of the National Referee
commissions, National and International Referees from the CAZOVA
and ECVA Zones. Besides this session, the CAZOVA Referees'
Commission has a weekly session that is used to review the rules
of the game and discuss game situations among it core referee
members. The hope is that once the volleyball season resumes the
team will be ready to work.