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OVA Referee Webinar - Psychology of Refereeing: Managing the Anxieties of Return to Play with Dr. Scott McLean
  • All Day, November 23rd, 2020

Date: Monday, November 23, 2020. 
Time: 8:00PM
Registration Link:

Please register for the webinar using the link above.  An email with the URL for the webinar will be emailed to you once registration is complete.  

Scott,  picture in the middle above, has had a very long and distinguished referee career as he started refereeing in his first year of university after playing three seasons at the high school level and two seasons in club volleyball in Alberta. He shifted from playing to refereeing due to his diminutive height before the introduction of the libero specialist position. He has held various administrative posts for Calgary Volleyball Officials Association (Zone Official Chairperson, referee supervisor, and referee mentor/evaluator); Volleyball Alberta (Regional Official Chairperson, Referee Mentor/Supervisor, and Discipline Committee Member); and Volleyball Canada (High Performance and International Referee Development Committee Member, Referee Mentor, and CCAA/USports National Championship Supervisor/Mentor). Three highlights of Scott’s international referee career were being assigned as R1 - Gold Men’s match – 2015 PanAm Games in Toronto; R1 – Gold Men’s FIVB Group 2 Finals in Australia; and his final international matches at the Men’s World Championship in 2018 in Europe (Italy and Bulgaria) into his retirement. It really is full circle as he received his international certification in his clinic in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Scott’s professional background is in the area of a social services/justice consultant and educator. He is a registered forensic social worker and a psychologist; and holds a PhD (psychology) from the University of South Africa. He is a professor at Mount Royal University – Department of Justice Studies and has his own consulting/private practice in the area of trauma and vicarious trauma working with first responders. Scott is married for over 30 years and has four adult children aged between 25-19 years old. His family lived in Kenya for three years when the children were younger between 2005-2008. Current hobbies are outdoor pursuits, tennis, international travel, reading, and driving his convertible sports car. 

For more information, please contact:

Kelvin Cheng

Operations Lead

Phone: 4164267233

Tag(s): Referees