Grade 4 refereeing course

South Bucks Volleyball are hosting a Grade 4 refereeing course in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire on 29th January 2017, 10 - 6.  The cost is VB England standard £50. Registration is now available at

The HVA committee agreed last night to support this course by way of funding one place per HVA affiliated club.

The new 1-day Grade 4 refereeing course is your first step into refereeing. It consists of pre-course tasks, half a day of on-court practice and half a day conducted in a classroom setting, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of refereeing. Finally, you will be required to sit an exam. 

The cost of the course is £50 and you will have to be at least 16 years of age.

At the end of the day, you will be able to:

  • Interact effectively with teams and match officials
  • Handle pre- and post-match administration, guiding a successful match
  • Understand the FIVB rules
  • Referee a game both as a 1st referee or as a 2nd referee assisting the 1st referee, including signaling, etc

With this qualification, you will be able to officiate games within regional and local leagues as a trainee referee and work towards attaining a Grade 3 Regional qualification.