Officials Development Program

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H.) Sepak Takraw Saskatchewan Inc. Officials/Referees Development Program

1. GENERAL

1.1. Refereeing traditional (3-on-3) Sepak Takraw matches are very similar to refereeing volleyball (and actually easier), so anyone that is familiar the game of volleyball, or familiar with refereeing volleyball, will quickly and easily adapt to how to referee the game of Sepak Takraw. If not familiar with volleyball, Sepak Takraw is still a very easy game for anyone to understand and quickly learn how to officiate.

2. REFEREE COURSES

2.1. Only STAS “CLUB MEMBERS” can HOST a Referee Course, and the Course MUST be a STAS-sanctioned event, which means that the Club must submit a “Tournament or Event Hosting/Sanctioning Application Form” (Appendix 1 of the “Tournament Hosting/Sanctioning Policy & Procedures” section of the Policies & Procedures Manual) with a $50 Sanctioning Fee at least 3 weeks prior to the target host date … unless the Club Member just hosted a full day of Sepak Takraw Clinics, in which case , the Sanctioning Fee is WAVED if the course is held on the same or consecutive day of the clinic, but they still must fill out and submit the Sanctioning Application Form.

2.2. Referee Courses are FREE for Individual Members to participate in; however each participant must purchase a CURRENT COPY of the Official Rule Book that includes the section, “Game Protocol, A Referee’s Guide”, at the time of taking the course.

2.3. To maintain their Referee status, because rules are always evolving and because memberships and certifications expire annually, EVERY YEAR REFEREES MUST:

2.3.1. Renew their individual membership;

2.3.2. Re-take the referee course;

2.3.3. Re-write the referee exam;

2.3.4. Re-register their current referee status.

2.4. Any School, Association or Group interested in hosting a Referee Clinic should contact the STAS office as soon as possible, but no later than 3 weeks prior to the target course date.

3. REQUIREMENTS: MEMBERSHIP & SANCTIONED EVENTS

3.1. The first step for anyone to become a Sepak Takraw Certified Referee is to become an Individual Member of STAS. Anyone that is not an Individual Member will not be accepted to take a Referee Course.

3.2. Once a member becomes a Certified Referee, they will be immediately added to the STAS list of Referees for their area, and may be called upon to referee STAS-sanctioned league and/or tournament Sepak Takraw matches that take place in or near their city or town.

3.3. STAS-certified, registered referees can NOT participate in NON-SANCTIONED leagues, tournaments or events unless they have received permission from the STAS Office.

3.4. Any STAS-certified, registered referees that participates in a non-sanctioned leagues, tournaments or events can LOSE their Referee Certification status, be fined, or worse.

3.5. Hosts of Sanctioned Tournaments/Events must contact the STAS Office three weeks prior to the tournament date to arrange for referees.

3.6. All Referees used at STAS-Sanctioned Tournament/Events MUST be STAS-certified and currently registered with Sepak Takraw Saskatchewan.

4. REGISTRATION & CERTIFICATION PROCESS

4.1. After an Individual Member has completed a STAS Referee Course and passed the subsequent test, they may immediately register, with payment of a $10 fee, to be a STAS “NOVICEREFEREE to referee Youth Division (age 11 – 14) matches under supervision/evaluation, without payment (5 matches).

4.2. However, before a Novice Referee can become “Certified” and receive payment for refereeing Youth Division matches, he/she must referee 5 sanctioned local matches under supervision/evaluation (of a Local A Referee or Provincial Referee, the Referee Assigner, or the Provincial Technical Director).

4.3. The Novice Referee, upon a passing report from the Supervising/Evaluating Referee from the 5 supervised sanctioned matches, may immediately register, with payment of a $15 fee, to be a STAS CERTIFIED LOCAL “B” REFEREE, and may henceforth receive payment for refereeing local STAS-sanctioned league and/or tournament matches in the Youth Division as per payment rate schedule below.

4.4. Once a Local B Referee has logged 10 best-of-three sanctioned local matches (or 20 single set matches) as a STAS Certified Local B Referee, a Referee Supervisor/Evaluator (same as above) must grade the next match, and upon a passing report, he/she then qualifies to advance to the next level and receive a higher payment rate … all he/she need do is register, with payment of a $20 fee, to be a STAS CERTIFIED LOCAL “A” REFEREE. The Local A Referee may referee Youth, Junior, Senior and Masters sanctioned matches, not only within their own town/city, but also sanctioned matches in other communities within their sports zone as called upon.

4.5. Once a Local A Referee has logged 20 best-of-three sanctioned local and/or zone matches (or 40 single set matches) as a STAS Certified Local A Referee, a Supervisor/Evaluator must grade the next match, and upon a passing report, he/she then qualifies to advance to the next level and receive a higher payment rate … all he/she need do is register, with payment of a $30 fee, to be a STAS CERTIFIED “PROVINCIAL” REFEREE. A Provincial Referee may referee sanctioned matches anywhere in the province of every age and competition level as called upon, and may referee in the Provincial Championships.

4.6. Once a Provincial Referee has logged 40 best-of-three sanctioned local, zone and/or provincial matches (or 80 single set matches) as a STAS Certified Provincial Referee, a Supervisor/Evaluator must grade the next match, and upon a passing report, he/she then qualifies to advance to the next level and receive a higher payment rate … all he/she need do is register, with payment of a $60 fee, to be a STAS CERTIFIED “NATIONAL” REFEREE. A National Referee may referee sanctioned matches of any age group and competition level anywhere in the province and anywhere in Canada as called upon.

4.7. Once a National Referee has logged 60 best-of-three sanctioned local, zone, provincial and/or national matches (or 120 single set matches) as a STAS Certified National Referee, a Supervisor/Evaluator must grade the next match, and upon a passing report, he/she then qualifies to advance to the next level and receive a higher payment rate … all he/she need do is register, with payment of a $90 fee, to be a STAS CERTIFIED “INTERNATIONAL” REFEREE. An International Referee may referee sanctioned matches of any age and competition level anywhere in Saskatchewan, Canada or the world, as called upon.

4.8. All Referee Registration Fees and Payment Rates are set annually by the STAS Officiating Committee.

5. REFEREE REGISTRATION-CERTIFICATION TABLE

To Become any of the Following Levels of STAS Certified Referee, the Following Registration Fees & Minimum Number of Matches Officiated Must be Adhered to:
Annual Registration Fee to STAS for this level of Referee Minimum No. ‘Best of 3’ Matches that must be officiated at this level, prior to advancing to next level Evaluated/ Supervised ‘Best of 3’

Match(s)

officiated

Annual Individual

Member

Fee to STAS

TOTAL AMOUNT TO STAS Amount from total that goes to STAC

(Nat’l. Org.)

Referee Course $30 $30 $15
1-Novice

(non-certified)

$10 after pass test 5 5 $30 $40 $15
2-Local B $15 10 1, after 10th $30 $45 $20
3-Local A $20 20 1, after 20th $30 $50 $20
4-Provincial $30 30 1, after 40th $30 $60 $30
5-National $60 60 1, after 60th $30 $90 $40
6-International $90 1, after 90th $30 $120 $50

6. REGISTERED REFEREES PAYMENT RATES TABLE

REFEREE PAYMENT RATES:

For Regular Scheduled, Sanctioned, Recreation/Competitive, League/Tournament Matches

Level of Referee Mini Kicks:

Modified

1 Referee

Youth: Modified

1 Referee

Youth:

Best of 3

1 Referee

Youth:

Best of 3

2 Referees

Junior:

Best of 3

1 Referee

Junior:

Best of 3

2 Referees

Senior &

Masters:

Best of 3

1 Referee

Senior & Masters:

Best of 3

2 Referees

1-Novice
2-Local B $5.00 $6.00 $7.00 $6.50 #8212;
3-Local A $5.00 $6.50 $7.50 $7.00 $8.50 $8.00 $9.50 $9.00
4-Provincial $6.00 $7.00 $8.00 $7.50 $9.00 $8.50 $10.00 $9.50
5-National $6.00 $7.50 $8.50 $8.00 $9.50 $9.00 $10.50 $10.00
6-Int’l. $6.00 $8.00 $9.00 $8.50 $10.00 $9.50 $11.00 $10.50
District Play-off Tournament Matches: Flat rate of $50 per day plus travel, meals & accommodation
Provincial Championship Matches: Flat rate of $75 per day pus travel, meals & accommodation

7. REFEREE EVEALUATIONS

7.1. All Referees are evaluated after refereeing the minimum number of matches necessary before advancing on to the next level. If a Referee will not be advancing in a given year, they are still evaluated each year.

7.2. All representatives of STAS need to be 100% supportive of all Referees publicly. It is asked that any concerns about any STAS Referees be written and sent to the STAS office with “Attention to:” being the Officiating Committee and the Provincial Technical Director.

7.3. Information on officials will only be given to leagues when specific areas of concern are documented and addressed to the Officiating Committee & Provincial Technical Director, and information will only be specific to the problem addressed.

7.4. Level of Referees information is available on request.

8. REIMBURSEMENT POLICY FOR REGISTERED REFEREES

8.1. Besides getting paid for officiating sanctioned matches, registered/certified Sepak Takraw Referees are also eligible for Expense Reimbursements if applicable, including Travel, Accommodations and Meals.

8.2. For any expenses related to officiating, a Referee must fill out and submit an Expense Reimbursement Form (Officials Development Program, Appendix 1) to the Officials Committee Assignor immediately following the completion of the tournament, who verifies and signs it.

8.3. The Referees calculations should be the same as what the Officials Assignor has allotted for expenses, if not the Assignor will make the appropriate adjustments.

8.4. The Assignor records all of the Referees’ (that were involved in the sanctioned event) Expenses/Payments onto the Officials Payment Record Form (Officials Development Program, Appendix 2) and submits it to the STAS office for payment.

8.5. AUTOMOBILE TRAVEL – Using own Car to Drive to Event

8.5.1. Travel Reimbursement shall be $0.25/km, upon completion and submission of Expense Reimbursement Form (Appendix 1 below).

8.5.2. All Referees must travel together or with competing teams wherever possible, otherwise the reimbursement shall be adjusted accordingly.

8.6. PASENGER TRAVEL – When a Passenger in Someone Else’s Vehicle

8.6.1. If total travel is 3 hours or more, passenger Referee is reimbursed $8 per hour for the amount of time traveled after the 3 hour mark has been reached. Travel time is based on MAP QUEST or other similar GPS programs that detail distances from any location to any location.

8.7. AIR TRAVEL – For National and/or International Events

8.7.1. STAS will arrange all air travel as necessary.

8.8. ACCOMMODATIONS

8.8.1. Accommodations used shall be those arranged or suggested by the Event Host or STAS.

8.8.2. All Referees must share accommodations wherever possible, otherwise the reimbursement shall be adjusted accordingly.

8.9. MEAL ALLOWANCE SHALL BE AS FOLLOWS:

8.9.1. For Certified Referees Within Saskatchewan:

8.9.1.1 $7 for ONE meal with 1 – 4 hours of Refereeing;

8.9.1.2 $14 for TWO meals with 5 – 7 hours of Refereeing;

8.9.1.3 $21 for THREE meals with over 7 hours of Refereeing.

8.9.2. For Certified Referees Sent to Referee Outside Saskatchewan:

8.9.2.1 $8 for ONE meal with 1 – 4 hours of Refereeing;

8.9.2.2 $16 for TWO meals with 5 – 7 hours of Refereeing;

8.9.2.3 $24 for THREE meals with over 7 hours of Refereeing.

8.9.3. For Staff/Executive Within Saskatchewan:

8.9.3.1 $9 for ONE meal, $18 for TWO meals, and $27 for THREE meals.

8.9.4. For Staff/Executive Sent Outside Saskatchewan:

$10 for ONE meal, $20 for TWO meals, and $30 for THREE meals