Assistant Track and Field Official
Who can attend this course?
Anyone aged 14 or over can attend this 4-hour course.
What will I learn?
You will learn both theoretical and practical elements of all the different areas of track and field athletics including:
- The responsibilities and role of an Assistant Official
- Measuring and recording times and distance
- Making, sharing and recording judgements
- Ensuring safety and reporting concerns
- Communicating with athletes and other officials
- Following procedures and applying basic rules
- Gain a minimum of two practical experiences by attending licensed events.
- Complete a DBS check (aged 16 or over) or a Self-Declaration (under the age of 16).
- Complete the self-taught Safeguarding module (Aged 16 or over).
- Complete the Assistant Official’s Application Form and send to email@example.com
How can I request a course?
The assistant officials’ course can be delivered online or in-person over one or more days as requested. England Athletics will provide the tutor, course administration and resources for candidates and for an in-person course we kindly ask if you can ensure access to the following equipment is in place.
- Classroom or meeting room with digital projector and screen, flipchart and pens
- Indoor/outdoor activity area
- Stopwatches and measuring tapes (one between two candidates)
- Relay batons, javelin (actual or soft play), shot put / balls
- High jump stands and bar
- Long jump pit / mat plus rake and take-off board
For any course enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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