Sole Arbiter is a roadmap to success, a dynamic hands on 3-day course on how to be a boxing referee. From the philosophy of officiating to practicing skills and mechanics, Sole Arbiter covers all aspects of the most difficult of all sports officiating. Taught by two very experienced referees, the course is a distillation of the knowledge gained in thousands of fights. Subject matter experts, including Fighters, Trainers, Ringside Physicians, Cornermen, Referees, Judges, Commentators, and Athletic Commission Representatives will be guest speakers to enhance your knowledge of the dynamics of a boxing contest.
You will practice and be critiqued on techniques such as breaks, knockdowns, and emergency medical situations in actual sparring situations. All levels of officials, from novice through expert, will find this course challenging and useful.
The course consists of three extensive training days, including lectures, ringwork, testing and critiques. This course will challenge you and bring your refereeing skills to a much higher level.
This course allows you the opportunity to be certified as a Boxing Referee by the Association of Boxing Commissions upon successful completion and testing. The Sole Arbiter course curriculum teaches the ABC approved Unified Rules and Mechanics. We encourage all potential students to visit the ABC Website and become familiar with the Unified Rules, Referees Manual, Referee & Judge Certification Program, and other related publications.