Wheelock Hosting Referee & Judging Seminar
Posted on 13 Jun 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Bellator broadcaster Sean Wheelock spoke with MMAJunkie about a special referee and judging seminar – approved by the Association of Boxing Commissions – for current and aspiring officials.
The seminar is led by instructor Rob Hinds, and it will take place August 4-5 in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas.
The referee seminar costs $300 and the judging session is $250. If you want to take both, a discounted price of $400 is being offered. Prices go up by $50 after July 27.
Wheelock on hosting and attending both days of the seminar: "I'm really pleased and appreciative that both the ABC and the Kansas Athletic Commission have given their support to this training seminar. Everyone of us who works in and loves MMA wants to see our sport continue to grow and develop, and focusing on improving and refining refereeing and judging definitely adds to this."
"I'm always working to improve as an commentator, and having a deeper understanding of judging and refereeing will definitely add to my Bellator broadcasts. I'll be hosting this seminar, and I'll also be taking the courses."
"I really encourage everyone who has ever considered working as an MMA judge or ref to come to Kansas City and take this training seminar. Whether they are a fighter or a trainer or a gym owner or a hard core fan, I want them to come and get this top-level ABC-approved training from Rob Hinds. As MMA continues to explode, it's pretty clear that there is the real need for more high-level refs and judges. We have some amazing people filling these roles now, but we also need to develop the next generation of refs and judges, just like is being done with fighters and trainers."