Young Referees Award

Young Ref

The Young Referee Award is aimed at 14-19 year old students, young club members or anyone wishing to develop their leadership skills through refereeing, coaching and organising community volleyball activity. The course has been developed with the aim of providing young people with the skills necessary to conduct a volleyball match effectively, as such gaining a sense of fulfillment by providing an important service to players, coaches and spectators alike. It is a great way to get into the sport, whilst building up one's confidence and making new friends.

Course Details

The course is a 4 - 6 hour award and does not require participants to have any previous knowledge of volleyball. The award can be delivered by any PE Teacher or Level 2 Coach, supported by the Tutor Resource Pack. This easy-to-follow resource plans your sessions for you, is national curriculum friendly and can be delivered in one go or as part of PE lesson time.

Course Delivery Options

There is a one off cost for the Tutor Resource Pack, which can then be used to deliver an unlimited number of Young Referees courses.

The Resource is availble to purchase on our webshop and includes:

  • Step-by-step guide
  • Information booklet
  • Task cards

Help us to help volleyball! Each time you deliver a course (even when using a previously purchased reasource pack) please complete page 1 of the 'Courses for Young People' booking form available on our 'How to Organise a Course' webpage. There is no additional cost for registering this type of course but it does help us measure the number of Young Referees Awards delivered.

Optional prize packs are also available to order on our webshop.

You can request and see costings for hiring a Volleyball England tutor to deliver the course on the 'Courses for Young People' booking form available on our 'How to Organise a Course' webpage.

What will I learn?

By the end of the course the Young Referees will:

  • Develop an understanding of volleyball.
  • Understand and apply the rules in small sided games (2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 levels).
  • Understand how to score a game.

Next steps

Young Referees are then encouraged to go on to the Grade 4 refereeing course, where they will learn to referee a 6-a-side game and be able to do so at local/regional level.

Interested in organising a course?

For more information, please visit the 'How to Organise a Course' webpage here.