The FIT Referee Commission personnel are responsible for all aspects of FIT referee and referee coach education and training.
This typically includes program development, delivery, quality control, management, promotion and NTO development.
All FIT Referee courses are managed and delivered by the Referee Commission personnel or approved presenters.
The FIT Referee Commission can host face to face or virtual workshops for FIT Introductory and FIT Intermediate coaches.
Some NTOs have their own programs, as referee education, training and accreditation is particular to a nation that has the ability to conduct it.
NTOs self-sustainability is a priority for FIT, particularly with regard to the delivery of FIT / NTO Technical education and training programs. All NTOs coach accreditation programs are mapped with FIT Referee competencies to ensure global consistency.
FIT referee courses are currently delivered online across the globe.
The following programs are available:
Introductory Level Referees Course - virtual
Approximately 3-hours duration. (Face-to-face delivery approximately a 2-hour duration)
Intermediate Level Referees Course
Approximately 3-hours duration and includes a practical assessment component that can be done via video analysis if needed.
Advanced Level Referees Course - Due to be available in late 2022.
The FIT Referee Commission also hosts the following:
Online version for Facilitator/Presenters (RPL - educational background)
Referee explanation of the latest rule adjustments
Approximately 90-minute duration
Basic Referee Coaching Session
Approximately 2 hours duration
Advanced Session for aspiring Referee Coaches that addresses more of the Principals and Fundamentals of coaching referees
Approximately 2-hour duration
FIT will be releasing a uniformed Referee Badge system during 2022.
Further information on how to access the services and courses of the FIT Coaching Commission are available by contacting the FIT Referee Commission Continental Contact listed below:
|Chair||Ian Matthew||[email protected]|
|Australia||Kenneth Golden||[email protected]|
|France||Sebastien Chassande-Barrios||[email protected]|
|New Zealand||Darrin Sykes||[email protected]|
|Australia||David Field||[email protected]|
|Scotland||Sarah Mason||[email protected]|
|Australia||Erene Devall||[email protected]|
|New Zealand||Alister Stevenson||[email protected]|
|New Zealand||Andrew Timoti||[email protected]|
|New Zealand||Berkie Kapa||[email protected]|