National Black Card Sanctions Database Update

As a followup to our post earlier last week, Executive Director Kris Ekeren reached out to the RC Ombudsman Committee and informed us that the US Fencing national office does track black card sanctions, in the following statement: The USA Fencing National Office currently tracks black cards given at national events as well as those … More National Black Card Sanctions Database Update

National Black Card Sanctions Database

In US Fencing, there has been a trend to standardize operations. Many of these moves are good for our sport. Some examples with historical context to our audience, are the referee rating system, originally conceived by George Kolombatovich and Ralph Zimmermann, and the referee seminar, conceived by Jon Moss, which has proven so successful the … More National Black Card Sanctions Database

2018-2019 Rule Changes Published

Below is the full text of a post discussing the rules changes for the 2018-2019 fencing season that was published here: http://www.refereescommission.org/blog/2018/09/rules-blog-2018-2019-rules-changes/ As the 2018-2019 season gets underway, I’d like to highlight some changes to the USA Fencing Rulebook for the upcoming season. These changes reflect decisions made at the most recent FIE Congress, and were … More 2018-2019 Rule Changes Published

What can the Ombudsman do for You? A Year in Review

The job of the Ombudsman group is to provide an independent platform for the concerns of the referee cadre to be addressed. Our group shares these concerns, and recommendations regarding them, directly with the Referee Commission (RC) and, in some cases, with broader constituencies that affect the cadre. While we are not a group that … More What can the Ombudsman do for You? A Year in Review

Repost: USA Fencing’s Commitment to SafeSport in America

This is a repost of US Fencing’s publication: http://www.usafencing.org/news_article/show/889577?referrer_id=2272806 ——— Dear USA Fencing Members, Nearly five years ago, USA Fencing introduced its Safe Sport Policy, which codified our commitment to, among other things, a safe and positive environment for athletes’ physical and social development. The Safe Sport program has grown and evolved to include educational … More Repost: USA Fencing’s Commitment to SafeSport in America

Repost: Call for Nominations for Vice-Chair Positions for the Referees’ Commission

The following is a repost of the article published by US Fencing here: http://www.usafencing.org/news_article/show/886700?referrer_id=2272806 ——— The Referees’ Commission (RC) is taking applications for the three positions listed below. To see a job description and eligibility requirements for the position, please click on the link provided. Vice-Chair of Domestic Assignments Vice-Chair of International Assignments and Development … More Repost: Call for Nominations for Vice-Chair Positions for the Referees’ Commission