Referee Opportunities Spring 2019
Attention referees, potential referees, and beginners. I have something for each of you.
The time is not too far away when we will, once again, be needed to referee our tournament in late May. In preparation for this, on March 30, I will bring to the Carrie Blake courts the materials needed to practice officiating. These materials will be part of the general items that are put out on the table. Please go ahead and practice as much as you can because it is not easy to just start refereeing a tournament without sufficient practice. We will have some review sessions in late April or early May. Practice whenever and as much as you can now. Additional opportunities will be provided at the B&G Club in the near future. Those playing at the Y should practice there also.
Those members who are experienced players who would like to learn how to referee should contact Marty Hoffman at email@example.com to indicate your interest in the training. This training is for those of you who have a sincere interest in refereeing, understand the game, are willing to study the rules, learn about the mechanics of refereeing, and would be dedicated to this important task. Once I get a list of interested participants I will contact you for a training date.
New to the game?……….I will be willing to spend some time with a group of you who want to learn the basic rules. This would help you sort out some situations that arise in your normal play. Knowing the rules is to your advantage so please give this training some serious thought. This is not the referee training. The more you know about the rules the better off you will be. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Once I get a number of you showing interest in this I will contact you and a date will be set.
Thank you. This is your club and the more knowledgeable you become the better our club play will be.
Marty Hoffman, Referee/Rules Coordinator
March 27, 2019
Referee Clinic, July 26, 2018
In preparation for providing officials for our inaugural Blue Hole Bash Tournament, I will be offering a referee clinic on July 26 beginning at 9:00 A.M. at the new courts. It will last for 2-3 hours. There is no charge for this clinic. My goal is to train 16 more of our members on the skills and information needed to referee a pickleball match. The fundamentals of refereeing and some basic rules will be discussed for about 30 minutes. We will then have you go to the courts and observe a veteran official officiate a game while you shadow this person and get a sense of how it is done. We will then reconvene and discuss what you have observed. Then, we will have you try your hand at officiating with an experienced person helping you. Hopefully you will feel comfortable enough after our training to referee some of the games during our open play time. With enough practice and supervision, I would hope you would be available to referee in our tournament in September. We already have a core group of about 15 referees in our club so adding to this group will certainly benefit us all.
Please let me know if becoming a referee interests you at this time. I will take the first 16 individuals who contact me VIA E-MAIL. email@example.com
Additional clinics will be offered if the interest is there. Also, if you just want to talk about and learn the rules we can arrange a rules clinic too.
July 20, 2018
Marty Hoffman, Bob Sester and Doug Hastings PRESENT:
…THE SIMPLE REFEREE CLINIC!
Referee Guide for Dummies #1
When: This Monday Night (gym) @ 6pm. (Oct 16th)
Not sure?? Don’t feel qualified? Not ready? Too complicated? Afraid of the commitment? Worried about making mistakes? Blah, Blah, Blah?
WELL, GOOD FOR YOU THEN, BECAUSE MARTY, BOB AND DOUG HAVE ANSWERS TO THOSE QUESTIONS FOR YOU!
…and here is one tidbit of information for you from Ambassador Ben:
USAPA claims being a referee can significantly improve your game!
A survey study showed the a majority of tournament referees
agreed their overall game improved when they started to referee!
Quote: “…when you watch over and over successful shot selection and placement, strategy
and partner communication, you can’t help but transfer that to your game on some level…”
No charge! Everything you need for the first night will be provided!
Referees pickle ball’s “go to people”!
LOTS TO GAIN, NOTHING TO LOSE…
Sign-up now, or arrive at 6pm, to be one of the maximum 20 attendees.
MONDAY OCTOBER 16TH…IN THE GYM! (B&G Club)
Attention wannabe pickleball referees
…….”It is all on the clipboard.” A clinic on what it takes to be a referee will be held on Oct. 16, Monday evening beginning at 6:00 P.M. The clinic will be conducted by Marty Hoffman, Bob Sester, and Doug Hastings…….all experienced tournament referees. A small clipboard used for the scoring of a match will have all of the necessary information you will need to become comfortable and successful as a pickleball referee. Key rules–less than ten– will be highlighted so you will feel secure in your endeavor to help referee a match. After the orientation you will have an opportunity to “shadow” (watch an experienced referee referee games being played on Monday evening.) Further study of all of the rules will be discussed later. Initially, we want to get you interested and comfortable with this fun activity.
We will limit the group to 15 individuals who are experienced players….3.0 and up.
Please call Marty at 360-808-7347 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This will certainly benefit the club in the long run and hopefully we can get this going again.
You can contact me with additional questions or information and to sign-up.
We thank Marty, Bob and Doug for this important clinic.
We will need many of you in the near future for Club tournaments!
Marty will make it EZ-PZ!