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.

A certificate an a prize pack containing a Let's Play Volleyball lanyard, a whistle, and rule/referee cards can be purchased from the Volleyball England Shop for candidates who have completed the course.

Resource Pack Cost

The Tutor Resource Pack is £50 and includes:

  • Step by step guide
  • Information booklet
  • Task cards

To order your Young Referee Award Tutor Resource Pack please visit the Volleyball England shop.

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.