Hey Ref!

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The VSL still has plans to organize free reffing clinics before the end of the year but in the meantime check out this great series of articles by Barry Faguy in Squash Magazine.

HEY REF! I was reading the new 2014 rules and was having a tough time figuring out the difference between ‘excessive’ and ‘exaggerated’ swings. Help!?

Welcome to the club. Most rules deal with the assumption that a player’s swing is reasonable—meaning that it does “not extend more than is necessary” for the intended shot. This is generally understood to mean using primarily a vertical rather than horizontal plane of travel (for both the backswing and follow-through)—and a bent elbow where possible (avoiding a straight arm). So an unreasonable swing (excessive or exaggerated) would be one that does indeed extend more than necessary. . . read more

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Online Club Referee Certification Course

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The VSL is offering Squash Canada‘s Club Referee Certification Course to it’s members for only $20. This course normally retails for $29.99.

This online course is an interactive learning resource to improve your understanding of the Rules of Squash. Includes numerous video examples of key interference calls.  Successful completion of this course will certify you as a Squash Canada “Club” Referee. This course is current with the latest edition of The Rules of Singles Squash 2014, as published by the World Squash Federation.

Email the league coordinator to purchase.

 

2014 Ref Clinics Update

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There is still space available for the Feb 26th clinic at the River Club but the Feb 27th Arbutus clinic is sold out.

If you are interested in taking advantage of the deal being offered to VSL members for Squash Canada’s online referee certification please make sure that you bring $10 to the clinic and a VSL board member will take your name, contact info and payment.

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Free Ref Clinics and Special Offer

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The BC Honda Vancouver Squash League is pleased to present TWO FREE REFEREE clinics to players in the VSL and Squash BC members. Both of these clinics will be run by ASIF HUDANI who is the chair of Squash Canada’s Officiating Committee. As a Certified A1 Official, he is also one of BC’s highest ranking officials.

The first clinic will be held in RICHMOND at the River Club on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th starting at 6:30pm.

The second clinic will be held in VANCOUVER at the Arbutus Club on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27th starting at 6:30pm.

Please RSVP by Sunday, February 24th if you plan on attending – info[at]vancouversquashleague[dot]com

SPECIAL OFFER!

Players who attend a free clinic will be able to take advantage of a discount coupon for Squash Canada’s Online Club Referee Certification Course. This course has a value of $30 but will be available to participants for only $10! For more information on the course please visit Squash Canada’s website.

Please pass this information on to all players on your teams and any who might be interested.

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3 Free Referee Clinics

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NOTE: There is a NEW DATE FOR RIVER CLUB CLINIC is Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 at 7pm. Sorry for any inconvenience but there was a conflict in the schedule of the instructor.

The BC Honda Vancouver Squash League (BCH VSL) is pleased to present three free referee clinics to players in the BCH VSL and Squash BC members.

If you play squash in the BCH VSL and are refereeing league matches on Monday or Tuesday evenings it is highly recommended that you attend one of these FREE referee clinics to learn, or brush up on, the rules that we all play by. Free to all BCH VSL players and Squash BC members. (*$10 charge for non-members of Squash BC.)

The first clinic will be held in downtown VANCOUVER at the Bentall Centre Athletic Club on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012. This clinic starts at 6:30pm and will be run by KEVIN KYDD, Squash BC’s Executive Director & Certified B1 Official.

The second clinic will be held in RICHMOND at the River Club on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012. This clinic starts at 7:00pm and will be run by STEVE LAWTON, VRC’s Club Professional & Certified A1 Official.

The third clinic will be held in NORTH VANCOUVER at the Evergreen Squash Club on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012.  This clinic starts at 6:30pm and will be run by MIKE TOOLEY, Certified B1 Official.

Please RSVP by Sunday, October 7th, 2012
Via Email: info[at]vancouversquashleague[dot]com
Or tell us you’re coming on the event page on Facebook

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2 Free Referee Clinics

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The BC Honda Vancouver Squash League is pleased to present two free referee clinics to players in the VSL and Squash BC members.

If you play squash in the VSL and are refereeing league matches on Monday or Tuesday evenings it is highly recommended that you attend one of these FREE referee clinics to learn, or brush up on, the rules that we all play by. Free to all VSL players and Squash BC members. (*$10 charge for non-members of Squash BC.)

The first clinic will be held in RICHMOND at the River Club on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011. This clinic starts at 7:00pm and will be run by STEVE LAWTON, VRC’s Club Professional & Certified B1 Official.

The second clinic will be held in VANCOUVER at the Arbutus Club on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011.  This clinic starts at 6:30pm and will be run by KEVIN KYDD, Squash BC’s Executive Director & Certified B1 Official.

Please RSVP by Sunday, October 16th, 2011 to info[at]vancouversquashleague[dot]com
FREE RULE BOOKS TO THE FIRST 20 RSVPS.