December 20, 2008

Wanted: Refs and Leaders of the Ref Corp

From: Dick Manasseri dmanasseri@usapa.org
Date: Sat, Dec 20, 2008
Subject: Wanted: Refs and Leader(s) of the Ref Corp

SE Michigan Pickleball Promoters,

SE Michigan will be hosting several Great Lakes Pickleball Showcase Events like the MSO in February and the Happy New Year Tournament, January 3, 2009.

One of the criteria for being a Showcase Event is the utilization of trained referees to enforce the USAPA Rules. The Summer MSO was a major success, in part ,due to the impact of our trained referees. Several of our previous referees and leaders are now basking in the sunshine of other places.

Thank you for being a Pickleball Promoter. In the future, you may very well be involved in running/assisting with a tournament or a ladder. Being a ref and/or managing refs is a great way to get inside the game.

We need one or more Pickleball Promoters to raise their hands to manage a corp of referees that we can use in SE Michigan. And, of course. we need refs.

All of the training material is in place at USAPA Training Room http://training.usapa.org/theartofrefereeing

This includes a detailed example of the Referee's Game Procedure written as an actually script.

Please take a look at this material and let me know if you would like to volunteer to be a ref or, better yet, to manage or co-manage the ref corps.

On Monday December 29th at 1:00pm at the OPC, we will hosting a training session for referees for the January 3 tournament and the MSO. There will be other training sessions in January as needed.

I will conduct the training on the 29, but I really need someone or some two to take on ongoing responsibility for the ref corp.

Thanks,

Dick Manasseri