FOC Referee Seminar and Hands-On Foil and Sabre Priority Clinic
with Matt Cox and Darius Wei
Sunday, Dec 1, 9am-5pm
This seminar fulfills the official FOC seminar requirement; participants will be cleared to take both the written and practical referee exams.
The material will be delivered in what Matt calls a “lab environment”. Participants will not only learn the rules and conventions of fencing, but gain hands-on experience interpreting and discussing live action demonstrations.
Discussion of the rules will be informed by Matt and Darius’ experiences refereeing, coaching, and fencing at all levels of the sport. Not just for aspiring referees, this seminar will be helpful for athletes, coaches, and parents who want to learn the finer details of refereeing and how they impact the game.
Matthew Cox is a Certified Referee Instructor from Durham, NC, and holds an international license in both sabre and epee. Having specialized in sabre refereeing for almost 15 years, Matt has refereed at many Grand Prix and World Cup events, and has been a regular fixture at North American Cups. Matt has also served as a club owner and coach, which informed his collaborative approach to referee education.
Darius Wei is a Certified Referee Examiner living in Durham, NC, who has refereed both North American Cups and NCAA post-season events. Darius is currently an assistant coach at Duke University and Mid-South Fencers Club. Athletes who have trained with Darius have consistently demonstrated success, winning National Championships and earning NCAA Championship berths.
Schedule: 9am – 5pm, with a break between noon and 1pm for lunch.
Cost: $50 for the full day seminar.
Location: Duke University Fencing Gym, Duke University
The seminar and demonstrations will be paced according to the needs of the class. Participants are encouraged to bring their well-read rulebook, questions about the conventions of priority, and fencing equipment.
Pleas register on askFRED.
Any questions can be directed to Darius (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Matt (email@example.com)