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Clinics

The following clinics are for certification and re-certification of Officials in the positions as indicated. Instructors, locations, and clinic times will be updated here as they are scheduled. Below is a synopsis of what is required.  Please see "Policies" under the Officials tab for more complete information.

There is a $10 Fee when attending your initial Stroke and Turn clinic or a Admin Official (no prior S&T history).

There is a $5 fee for initial Starter, Referee, or Admin Official (current S&T certification minimum) clinic. You must have served in the previous position a minimum of one year.

All Officials re-certifying should email their credentials and sessions log (at least 10 sessions per year or 20 per 2 years) to your clinician prior to your clinic. Please bring your $5 fee to the clinic. You must take the re-certification test for the highest level you are re-certifying as well as the re-certification tests for other positions you hold. Please email those results to your clinician prior to your clinic. Stroke and Turn and Starters re-certify at the clinics posted. Referee re-certification clinics take place prior to the House of Delegates meeting in the Spring and/or early Autumn as will be posted.  Please see Official's Policy for complete requirements under the Officials tab. 

A brief e-mail to notify the instructor of your intention to attend will help ensure the instructor has the appropriate number of resources. 

The additional requirement links for certification found listed in the dropdown menu under the Officials tab.

-Background Check

-Athlete Protection Training

- Concussion Training   

EFFECTIVE October 14, 2020Clinics for NEW certifications at all levels have been temporarily suspended.  (Clinics for RECERTIFICATIONS will be scheduled as listed below and additional as needed).  The current COVID-19 restrictions on social distancing and allowable group sizes have severely limited the availability of on-deck positions for officials.  The PNS Officials Committee wishes to ensure that all officials (both veteran and new) are provided a safe and educational environment in which to hone the craft of officiating whilst dealing with significantly reduced opportunities.  Therefore, given the lack of officiating positions/opportunities in the near term, the Committee has chosen to SUSPEND our NEW TRAINING CLINICS.  (To do otherwise would be a disservice to the NEW officials who would be significantly challenged to find a space on most decks.)  The Committee will continue to assess any changes in restrictions imposed by local and state health guidelines that would allow us to resume these Clinics.  Should you have any questions, please contact the PNS Officials Committee Chair, John Gagliardo, at officials@pns.org.

In order to attend a CLINIC listed below, you MUST CONTACT THE CLINICIAN who will provide you with the registration requirements and a link to the meeting.  The PNS Officials Committee will continue to schedule more clinics, so keep checking back for updates.

2020-2021 UPCOMING CLINICS
Date Start Time Clinician Clinician Email Type
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 7p.m. David Guffey dguffey10@comcast.net Stroke & Turn RECERTIFICATION

Didn't find clinic listed above that accommodates your club? 

 * NOTE: Clinics are typically held from September through January to ensure the process can be completed within PNS Clinic guidelines and based on the current Rule Book tests. If you are requesting a clinic outside those months and you have at least group of 5, a clinic could be accommodated but know there may be modifications (shortened time period)  to complete the requirements. 

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2020-2021 CLINICS HELD

Date Clinician Type
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 David Guffey Stroke & Turn RECERTIFICATION
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Brad Tucker Stroke & Turn RECERTIFICATION
Thursday, October 1, 2020 Teri White

Starter RECERTIFICATION 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Lisa Vetterlein Starter NEW
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 David Guffey Stroke & Turn NEW
Thursday, October 8, 2020 Linda Vicik Admin Official RECERTIFICATION
Saturday, October 10, 2020 Linda Vicik Admin Official RECERTIFICATION
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Brad Tucker Stroke & Turn RECERTIFICATION
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Bob Keller Admin Official RECERTIFICATION
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Brad Tucker Stroke & Turn RECERTIFICATION