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Local Technical Official Course


Local Technical Officials Course on Saturday 30 April 2016

Local Technical Official Course
Without race officials, events may not be run in a safe and fair manner. Welsh Triathlon is offering a one day Local Technical Officials Course on Saturday 30 April 2016, for new officials.  We are particularly interested in recruiting new officials from North and Mid Wales. 
The Local Technical Official (LTO) course is the first step on the Welsh Triathlon officiating pathway. 
This qualification is aimed at individuals who are interested in becoming a Technical Official and has been designed to provide attendees with the knowledge required to begin officiating as well as covering the soft skills needed.
The training is made up of:
1 A full day course
2 An associated knowledge tester
3 The completion of four shadows of qualified officials
Course Content
The course focuses on the fundamentals of officiating identifying the specific requirements of the race official and introducing the soft skills which help officials become more successful, including:
Responsibilities of the LTO
Personal Characteristics of Officials
Officiating Style
Conflict Management
Transition Area
Race Briefings
Race Reports
Children's Events
Role Descriptor
Following the successful completion of both the theoretical and practical elements candidates will be eligible to be the chief official at pool based triathlon and aquathlon events along with duathlons, including children's and paratriathlon events. 
They are also qualified to be an assistant official at open water events.
To attend the course candidates must:
be a minimum of 16 years of age.
hold a Home Nation Association membership, of associate level or above.
Candidates should have knowledge of triathlon, both rules and culture, good communications skills, an ability to deal with conflict fairly, be cool under pressure and have a common sense approach to dealing with issues that arise. A willingness to travel in Wales is also useful.
Cost and Application Process
The course will cost £15. There are eight places available and candidates should ask for an application form, or address any queries to
Once the applications have been received the venue will be confirmed, but it is likely to be in Mid / North Wales.

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