USA Pickleball is piloting a Boot Camp to coach Stage 1 referees to turn out to be not solely Stage 2 credentialed referees but additionally registered referee trainers.
The aim of the Boot Camp is to extend the variety of credentialed referees, particularly in underserved areas of the nation. Led by Randi Levenbaum, Licensed Referee, Mountain Area Referee Coaching Coordinator, and a workforce of co-instructors, the Boot Camp may also function a beta check for establishing accredited branches of the Nationwide Academy for Referee Coaching across the nation.
Functions for this system shall be accepted from March 10 by way of April 2, 2023. Stage 1 Referees focused on making use of ought to contact their Regional Referee Coaching Coordinator.
Profitable candidates will then be required to take part in a number of on-line coaching periods in a pre-Boot Camp. The pool of candidates shall be narrowed down to 6 members that shall be invited to attend the one-week Boot Camp in Las Vegas from September 8-14, 2023.
USA Pickleball is offering financial journey stipends to the six worthy Stage 1 referees to attend the one-week Boot Camp. In alternate for the journey stipends, the Stage 1 referees is not going to solely be anticipated to attain Stage 2 standing but additionally registered referee coach standing. Accordingly, as a part of their choice, they should conform to return house after their one-week Boot Camp in Las Vegas to start out their very own referee coaching program. In essence, we count on these chosen to turn out to be ‘power multipliers’ for referees.