Refereeing at DCPL
By: secretary On: 09-05-2013
Refereeing at DCPL
There has been great success this year in the approach that was taken on refereeing where teams were assigned to specific games. We have had lots of people step forward and start refereeing and ask to be shadowed etc particularly in the lower divisions. Starting next season, every team must have a qualified referee (Grade 3 or trainee referees need to check if they need to repeat their exam - must be repeated every two years) before they can enter the league. DCPL will be updating our list this summer with the help of Canoe Polo Ireland and the courses/exams they will be running.
Next course/exam will be held in Dublin on Saturday May 18th.
We recommend all teams to get this out of the way early and in plenty of time for the summer comps!
Details can be found on the Canoe Polo Ireland Facebook page:
"Saturday 18th May in Dublin. This year all grade 3/trainee referees must repeat paper format exam. From 2014 ALL referee grades must repeat the exam every 2 years. Good opportunity for all to repeat this year as no cost for assessment for first repeat. Full details on our website under referee tab"
DCPL Rules on Referees:
1.07 Each team must supply at least one referee or trainee referee per season. Referre's may be assigned to referee game(s) of equal or lower standard to their own division by the Committee on any night where they have a fixture.
1.07.01 In the instance of a new team entering the league, a period of one season's grace will be allowed from this rule. A newly formed team consisting of experienced players must comply with part 1.07 of this rule. Failure to conform with this rule will mean unsuccessful application to the league.
1.07.02 Referees that are unable to attend their assigned games must supply a substitute of equivalent standard. Failure to do this will incur a penalty to his/her team.
1.07.03 If referee is a trainee referee, they must approach another qualified referee to shadow them.