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PNVF accomplishes six-day refereeing course in CDO


The Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) kicked off its first refereeing course at the University of Science and Technology of the Philippines Gymnasium in Cagayan De Oro City last Tuesday.

PNVF vice president Dr. Arnel B. Hajan, who is also president of the Zamboanga Peninsula Region Volleyball Association (ZPRVA), urged participants to meaningfully embrace and contribute to the course, which ends on March 13.

The six-day course began with a welcome message from the University Sports Director Manuel Paster Jr who appreciated the participants enthusiasm and passion followed by a message from NORMINVACAR president Alex Adeva.

PNVF Vice President, Dr. Arnel B. Hajan, officially opened the first PNVF Refereeing Course with 172 participants coming from Visayas and Mindanao attending the six-day course from March 8-13, 2022 conducted by the International Referees namely; Yul Benosa, Nestor Bello, and Adrian Tabanag.PNVF-Coaches-Refreshers-Course-2 PNVF accomplishes six-day refereeing course in CDO News Volleyball  - philippine sports news

“My role here today is to inspire, to represent the president, and to officially open this course on behalf of our PNVF president Ramon “Tats” Suzara, but I also want to encourage all of you to take advantage of the knowledge to be gained here,” Hajan pointed out. “Please maximize the knowledge in this course that makes a big difference in your officiating and cascade it on to your clubs so that they can better understand the Rules of the Game. We want you to use this to better equip yourself for our federation, your respective area of jurisdiction, and for yourself.”

The course aims are to unify the interpretation of rules, correct adoption of the system, emphasize exact and proper mechanics, continue to promote volleyball as a sport in the community and develop the young new breed of dynamic volleyball referees.

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Participants who will pass the refereeing standards will be given accreditation as National Referee Candidates (NRC) on their proficiency (results on written, oral and practical examinations) at the end of the course. The names of those who will pass will be submitted to the PNVF Referee and Rules of the Game Commission (PNVFRRGC) and the FIVB Referee Candidate computerized list. From then on, these referees will form part of the PNVF-based referee teams who will be tapped to officiate in any PNVF and PSC sanctioned tournaments nationwide. The PNVF accreditation is also a step towards becoming an International Referee (IR) and the chance to officiate in international volleyball competitions.

The first PNVF refereeing course is supported by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) in partnership with the Office of the City Sports Commission headed by Mayor Oscar S. Moreno and the Northern Mindanao Volleyball Association of Coaches and Referees, Incorporated (NORMINVACAR).

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