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 FINA Water Polo School for Referees
 

FINA Water Polo School for Referees scheduled to be held in Los Angeles, United States of America, from 27 th to 29 th January 2017. The purpose of this course is to achieve the following objectives:  

  • Enlarge the number of referees and enhance the quality of the existing ones
  • Create a uniform pattern of interpretation and application of Water Polo rules, thus raising the quality of refereeing;
  •  Use the school as an instrument to develop and promote Water Polo worldwide.

Please note the following information related to the designation & courses for water polo referees:

  •  The FINA Water Polo Schools are organized every year for new water polo referees seeking to become FINA Water Polo Referees and for water polo referees seeking to update their FINA title.
  • Designation of FINA Water Polo Referees: only the referees who have passed the final exam and received the title of “FINA Water Polo Referee” will be eligible for FINA competitions.
  •  Update course: referees who passed the exam and received their FINA titles in 2015 have their update course in 2017, whereas referees who received their FINA title in 2016 will have their update course in 2018.

Please find below the details related to the organisation of this course:

DATE:                   Arrival: 26 th January 2017

                              Course: 27 th – 29 th January 2017

                              Departure: 29th January in the afternoon

PARTICIPANTS: Each National Member Federation may nominate water polo referees for this course.

REGISTRATION: Please kindly note that the specific discipline of the school must be added to the attendee’s GMS profile as well as his/her personal email address in order to submit the registration. All participants must be registered by the 10 th January 2017 in the FINA General Management System (GMS) using your federation login details.

The link to the FINA GMS is https://data.fina.org.

If you require any assistance with the registration, please contact:    aquaticsdb@fina.org

NATIONALITY: Please take into consideration that when a competition official represents his/her country in a competition, he/she shall be a citizen, whether by birth or naturalisation, of the nation he/she represents, provided that a naturalised citizen shall have lived in that country for at least one year prior to that competition (FINA Handbook 2015-2017, General Rules 2.5).

PLACE: Los Angeles, USA

ARRIVAL AIRPORT: Los Angeles International (LAX)

TRAVEL: Each National Federation is responsible for the travel expenses of the nominated referees.

VISA SUPPORT: Please contact US Water Polo Inc. if you require visa assistance.

ACCOMMODATION: Each National Federation will cover the accommodation expenses of the nominated referees.

Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport

6225 West Century Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90045

Single Room: USD 200/day* Double Room: USD 165/day/person* *Breakfast included.

RESERVATIONS: To make a reservation, please confirm with US Water Polo Inc.

LOCAL TRANSPORT: Transfers from and to the airport will be provided by the OC for those referees accommodated at the official hotel. In order to organise the local transportation, please provide the participants’ flight arrival and departure details to US Water Polo Inc.

MEETING VENUE: Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport

PROGRAMME

OC CONTACT: Jim Cullingham Email: jcullingham@usawaterpolo.org

Phone: +1 310 413 1140

We strongly believe that the FINA Water Polo Schools for Referees will powerfully contribute to the improvement of our sport.

For any further details please contact the FINA Office in Lausanne:

Contact Person:  Pere Miró

FINA Development Department

Chemin de Bellevue 24a/24b

1005 Lausanne, Switzerland

Tel: (41-21) 310 47 10

Fax: (41-21) 312 66 10

Email: schools@fina.org

Nominations through the FINA GMS due by no later than the 10 th January 2017.

 

FINA WATERPOLO SCHOOL FOR REFEREES in EL SALVADOR

From 4 to 6 November 2016, El Salvador will be hosting a FINA Waterpolo school for REFEREES. The 3 day program is:

Day 1

09.00 Introduction by FINA TWPC Lecturer

09.15 School Overview by FINA TWPC Lecturer

09.30 Introduction of Participants

09.45 Topic 1 The Philosophy of the Referees

10.15 Topic 2 The Psychology of Refereeing

11.00 Coffee Break

11.30 Topic 2 (cont) The Psychology of Refereeing

12.30 Topic 3 The New Rules

12.00 Discussion Topic 1 and Topic 2

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Topic 3 (cont) The New Rules

15.00 Discussion Topics 1, 2 and 3

16.00 Coffee Break

16.30 Video Game Situations

17.30 Topic 4 The Application of the FINA Water Polo Rules

18.00 Topic 5 Referees’ Signals

18.30 Close

Day 2

09.00 Topic 6 Ordinary Fouls

09.30 Topic 7 Exclusion Fouls

10.30 Topic 8 Yellow and Red Card

11.00 Coffee Break

11.30 Discussion Topics 6, 7 and 8

12.00 Discussion Groups. Questions

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Topic 9 Centre Forward/Centre Back

14.30 Video Centre Forward/Centre Back Situations

15.30 Topic 10 Pressing

16.00 Coffee Break

16.30 Topic 11 5 Metre Shot

17.00 Topic 12 Contra Foul

17.15 Discussion Topics 9, 10, 11 and 12

17.30 Topic 13 Timeout

17.45 Topic 14 Regulations for Disciplinary Actions in Water Polo

18.00 Topic 15 Co-operation and Collaboration between Referees

18.15 Discussion Topics 13,14 and 15

18.30 Questions and Close

Day 3

09.00 Examination

11.00 Close

 

WATER POLO CLINIC FOR COACHES IN ST. LUCIA

St Lucia will be hosting a Fina Water Polo introduction clinic for coaches from the 23 - 27th May 2016.   The clinic will be facilitated by Zoltan Kasas, the Education Director of  the Hungary Water Polo Federation. For further information on the clinic feel free to contact President of the St. Lucia Swiming Federation Mrs. Carol Mangal at camimangal@hotmail.com