Officials / Parent helpers are very important to the effective function of Centre weekly competition. A large number of different roles and positions that need to be filled at each competition, some requiring technical knowledge and experiences and others are basic and only require a limited understanding of athletics. Fundamental for Centres to have trained Officials conducting the events at regular competitions. Very beneficial to educate parent helpers in multiple aspects of Officiating. Important that officiating techniques are consistent at Centre, Region and State events. Proficiency comes with education, participation and practice.
Introduction to Officiating / Starting Courses – (ITOC – ITSC)
Face to face learning combining the theory of rules with their practical application, along with the important aspects of safety, venue set up, recording results and handling of equipment giving individuals the ability and confidence to Officiate at Centre Level.
LEVEL 0 – INTRODUCTORY OFFICIATING GENERAL PRINCIPLES
The Introductory Officiating General Principles online course has been developed to assist officials in learning the basic skills they will need to officiate effectively.
This is not compulsory for Athletics Officials but is strongly recommended.
The course contains three modules, which cover a range of general officiating topics, including ethical responsibilities of Officials, preparation for officiating, safety, communication, dealing with conflict and people management.