Officials Taster Session in action
Burton Athletics Club recently hosted an Officials Taster Session at the club to encourage more parents to get involved. Chairman, Jaime Walker said, “Officials are such a massive part of any athletics club and sometimes the hard work and effort it takes goes unnoticed, so not only is this a way of highlighting the work officials do but also giving others the opportunity to try it out first hand.”
The taster session took place on a club night, to make it easy as possible for parents to get involved. Parents got the chance to work alongside qualified officials, and pick up useful hints and tips on officiating, as well as being provided with more information on the steps to becoming a qualified official.
The taster session was a great way to provide more information on officiating to the parents, help increase their confidence and highlight what a positive experience it can be!
Following the taster session, Burton AC hosted a Level 1 Field Course at the club to allow parents to continue their officiating journey and had a high proportion of those who attended the taster session, took their first steps to becoming a licensed official!