Athletics Bendigo is holding an Officials’ Education Day from 10 am on Sunday 6th December, presented by Bendigo’s own Commonwealth Games and World Athletics TOECS official, Josh Savage and Oceania
Athletics Bendigo is holding an Officials’ Education Day from 10 am on Sunday 6th December, presented by Bendigo’s own Commonwealth Games and World Athletics TOECS official, Josh Savage and Oceania Athletics Official, Peter Barrett.
Please bring a hat and water bottle.
Officials’ Education Day Timetable:
10:00 am – 10:20am:
The aims of the session;
Any questions about prior information (maybe send them the new rules PowerPoint or the like);
Any particular issues that people want us to cover (i.e. a specific event, position or rule interpretation) to ensure that we answer questions;
Overview of the day.
10:20-10:50 (The Track):
Do a lap of the track going through hurdle markings, break line, relay zones, wind gauge, running on the bend versus in the straight etc.;
Go through some start examples in the front straight to show straight starts and those from a curve. Working with photo finish, zero tests and the like;
Show how to place hurdles and steeples, with mind to height and weights;
Understanding on Photo Finish;
What officials do and where they go.
10:50-12:30 (Field Events):
Start at long jump and triple jump working around the track through all the other event site;
Work on necessary equipment (including EDM), where equipment should go thinking about safety and fairness, conditions of implements, how to rake a pit and the like;
Emphasizing early site set up (particularly of hammer gates);
Where officials go and what they do;
Do some mock throws and jumps to show important points (i.e. fall of the javelin, arm in the shot, foot fouls in the horizontals, the plane in the verticals)