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Refereeing Committee working at FIVB HQ

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 29, 2013 - Some time ago, at the International Volleyball Federation Headquarters took place a Seminar about the training methods and how to teach refereeing at international level with the goal of going on working about the referee level world wide. There, as part of the working staff were the Argentine Guillermo Paredes and Juan Angel Pereyra, that not only have a wide experience as international referees but are at the present part of the different FIVB Committees that work on this matter.

"It was a very good idea to unify criteria on how to teach referees from different Continents the same. Nothing was done since the year 2002 to change the method and many things did not fulfil their aims, resulting in different enforcements of the ruling by each Continental Confederation" explained Paredes after the training and working seminar.

While Paredes is part of the FIVB Referee Committee, from Tucuman, Pereyra is included at the FIVB Rules of the Game Committee, both having an important role in the development and evolution of the Area at World Level.

About the activities carried out and the decisions taken, Paredes goes on explaining: "It was decided to change the presentation method of the referees that want to be candidates at an international course. Now they not only have to approve an admission test in English but also approve an admission technical test, through out an e-learning method that will be implemented by the FIVB (distance learning). That means that not all can be included in an international referee course; they will have to show first that they have enough knowledge of Ruling of the Game and that they are fluent in English, prior to participating of one of them".

Paredes also pointed out that every two years there will be a similar International Seminar, according to the decisions taken by FIVB members in this meeting.