Becoming a Sitting Referee

At this time, Volleyball Canada does not have a domestic program in place for Sitting Volleyball. The hope of the National Referee Committee is to have a strategic plan created within the coming year (2012-2013), to better service the Sitting community in Canada.

Internationally, there does however exist a development structure to certify International Referees. The World Organisation Volleyball for Disabled (WOVD) is responsible for all Sitting Referees. Their main requirements include:

  • Already being a active qualified able-bodied National Referee in Canada
  • Successfully completing the WOVD International Referee Course
  • Not having reached your 45th birthday on the first day of the WOVD Course

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