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Officials Courses announced for North Wales in 2014

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Registration is now open for official courses in North Wales in March 2014

APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED FOR THESE COURSES. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR FUTURE LTO/RTO COURSES PLEASE EMAIL admin@welshtriathlon.org

Welsh Triathlon are excited to announce two Official Courses to be held at Deeside Leisure Centre in North Wales for the weekend of the 1st and 2nd March 2014. 

Saturday 1st March 2014 will be a full day LTO course 

Sunday 2nd March 2014 will be a half day RTO course.

LTO (Local Technical Official) course

Overview

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are interested in becoming a race official and has been designed to provide attendees with the knowledge required to begin officiating as well as covering the soft skills needed to develop as an official.

The training is made up of:

·         A full day course

·         An associated knowledge tester

·         The completion of four shadows of a qualified official.

The LTO courses are organised by Welsh Triathlon and Triathlon England and are a full day course which costs £15 to attend.

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

·         Communication

·         Conflict Management

·         Transition Area

·         Race Briefings

·         Race Reports

·         Children's Events

·         Paratriathlon

·         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.

Pre-Requisites

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.

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RTO (Regional Technical Officials) course

The Regional Technical Officials (RTO) course is designed to build on the experience gained as an LTO and further develop officials.

Overview

The RTO course is the next step on the officiating pathway and builds upon the skills and knowledge gained during the course of training and operating as an LTO and further develops these while adding to them.

The training consists of:

·         a half day course

·         an associated knowledge tester

·         the completion of two shadows of qualified officials at two open water events

The RTO courses are organised by Welsh Triathlon and Triathlon England and costs £15 to attend.

Course Content

The course recaps the content from the LTO course to familiarise candidates and covers supervising other officials in more depth and introduces:

·         Officiating at Open Water Events

·         Crisis Management and Contingency Planning

·         Placing Other Officials

Role Descriptor

Following the successful completion of the theoretical and practical elements candidates will be eligible to officiate as the chief official at open water events and be part of the officiating team at British Triathlon and Welsh Triathlon Major Events.

Pre-Requisites

To attend the course candidates must:

·         be a minimum of 18 years of age

·         hold a Home Nation membership, of associate level or above

·         have fully completed the LTO qualification

·         have been the chief official at a minimum of two events, or assisted at a minimum of four                     events, since qualifying as an LTO

Please email all queries, application forms and other relevant information to admin@welshtriathlon.org or post to FAO: Mollie Borg, Welsh Triathlon Ltd, Sport Wales, Sophia Garden, Cardiff, CF11 9SW

To download the application form please click on the following;

LTO Application Form

RTO Application Form

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION FORMS: FRIDAY 31st JANUARY 2014

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