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International Rink Hockey Referees Certification Project starts on World Skate Academy

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With six lessons, starting from February 26, World Skate officially launches its International Rink hockey Referees Certification Project: a long-term plan to increase the skills and training qualities of referees worldwide that is expected to take at least 3 years to be fully functional.

This year, there will be only 1 course. The National Referees that complete the whole training and pass the exams will be recognized as International Referees and will be taken into account to referee World Skate competitions. All International Referees, including those who already achieved the “International”, “Advanced” or “Elite” categories must complete this course to confirm their own category. Starting from 2022, all referees will have to complete a refresher course every two years to confirm their category.

Attendees can choose between Morning or Afternoon courses and registrations can be done only through National Federations.

More info HERE

Speakers - alphabetical order

Xavier BleuzenXavier Bleuzen (France)

Xavier Bleuzen has worked as a referee in the French Skating Federation for more than 20 years, having also started his career as an international referee more than 9 years ago. Xavier has participated as Chief International Referee in several Roller Hockey World Championships, accessing a Men's Absolute World Championship Final (Barcelona), some Absolute European Championships and many other events.

In addition, Xavier as a teacher participated as a speaker at the INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR of Rink Hockey in Barcelona 2019.

Disciplines: Court Referee Signaling

 

Rubén FernándezRubén Fernández (Spain)

Rubén Fernández has been a Referee in the Spanish Federation for more than 12 years. In the 2001/2002 season he began his career as a Regional Referee in Galicia and year after year he rose to become an International Referee in the 2013/2014 season. Rubén has participated as Main International Referee in the WRG of Barcelona 2019 and in the Senior Men's European Championship of National Teams held in A Coruña in 2018, as well as in different European Under17 Championships. In Spain, he has participated in 6 Copa del Rey in the Male category and 1 in the Female, and also in different Spanish championships of lower categories. In addition, Rubén currently works as a teacher in the Galician Skating Federation, training new values within the arbitration group. She collaborated with the RFEP in the 2018/2019 season in a female referee training course.
Disciplines: Rules Applications/Decisions - Technological Systems/Documents

 

Eduard Romero (Spain)Eduard Romero

Eduard Romero graduated in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sports in 2009 from the National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia. In addition, he has completed Master's degrees and highly qualified courses in Management and High Sports Performance.

As a professional, he has been a physical Roller Hockey coach with the Spanish National Team, participating in the achievement of the title of World Champions 2017 and Europe 2018 with the male team and World Champions 2017, 2019 and Europe 2018 with the female team. He has also been a Roller Hockey Physical Trainer in OK LIGA teams for both professionals and training categories.

In the end, Edu currently works as a professor and head of the Department of Physical Education in an Institute and participated as a speaker at the International Seminar of Rink Hockey (Barcelona). "Specific physical training for referees". INEFC Barcelona

Discipline: Physical Training

 

Oscar Valverde (Spain)Oscar Valverde

Oscar Valverde has tied as a Referee in the Spanish Federation for more than 20 years. He is actually the Head of Referees of the Spanish Skating Federation. In 1989, he began his career as Regional Referee of Catalonia and year after year he rose to become an International Referee in 2004.

Oscar has participated as Main International Referee in 3 Rink Hockey World Championships (Argentina, China and Barcelona), 1 Final of the Men's Absolute World Championship (Barcelona), 1 Final of the Men's Absolute European Championship (Portugal), 13 Copa del Rey Spanish Finals - Absolute Male, among many other events.

In addition, Oscar as a decent has participated as Coordinator in the INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR of Rink Hockey in Barcelona 2019, Coordinator of the RFEP Refereeing Department (2018-2019), Training Course for Referees of Colombia (2013-2015-2019), Coordinator of referees in the CUP OF THE NATIONS, Montreaux - SWITZERLAND and Coordinator of referees in the INTERCONTINENTAL COPA of San Juan 2018 (ARGENTINA).


Discipline: Rink Hockey Regulation I - Laying on the court