The Young Referee Award

The Young Referee Award is aimed at 14-19 year old students, young club members or anyone wishing to develop their refereeing.
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 of £50 for the Tutor Resource Pack, which can then be used to deliver an unlimited number of Young Referees courses.

The Resource is available to purchase by emailing refereeing@volleyballengland.org and includes:

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

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.

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.