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Become a Referee

Becoming a Referee

Refereeing is not just about conducting a match following the rules of the game by the letter of the law. In many cases the complex situations you will find in a real game require a deep understanding of the rules, but also of the spirit of the game. Volleyball Ireland’s Education & Training commission have developed a referee pathway and continually work to produce new programmes supporting all officials starting out and progressing within the game. Contact

Grade 3 Course

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€50 per adult

€45 per student/unwaged

Pre course requirements
Familiarise yourself with the FIVB-Volleyball_Rules_2021_2024-ENv1

Course outcomes
The course is designed to equip starter referees with specific knowledge that will enable them to officiate as 1st referee in Division 2 / school games as well as 2nd referee in Division 1 matches.

8 hours theory and practical.

Course outline
Rules overview
Q & A discussion session
Practical assessment

Referee licence requirements

Garda vetting and Safeguarding 1