Central Region - Surf Officials Course Level 1 - Intake #1
SLSNZ has begun moving towards online learning with the Level 1 Surf Officials award.
To enable a better transition throughout the process, we are aiming to get as many keen officials on the beaches for training as possible.
In order to do so, the Central Region is aiming to take intakes throughout the season, so key officials are able to target key events.
This will also allow a much smoother facilitation process in order to be signed off as a Surf Official Level 1.
If you are interested to become a level 1 surf official please contact your club administrator to sign up for the Surf Officials level One course.
This first intake will ideally be enlisted to help officiate with the upcoming pool champs events but is not compulsory.
Once the registration window has closed (August 1st, 2020), all members who have signed up will receive their login details to the online learning portal.
The Level 1 Surf Official Award is an entry level award given to candidates that have demonstrated competency in a range of surf official support roles and whom have demonstrated basic knowledge of the rules relating to surf sport events. This award enables parents, caregivers and other to get involved in support of surf sport athletes of all ages. The course aims to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to officiate at club and regional levels.
The Level 1 Surf Official Award is the first step on the SLSNZ Surf Official Development Pathway.
|Current member of a SLS club | 16 years of age|
Option 1. One day course (5 hrs + breaks) followed by 2 days practical experience as an assistant official.
Option 2. Self directed online learning (2-3 hrs) followed by a 2hr practical session and 2 days practical experience as an assistant official.
Option 1. One day course - delivered by trained and approved SLSNZ facilitator/s.
Option 2. Access to online and regional support by trained and experienced officials.
Who should attend
Any SLSNZ club members interested in getting started in surf officiating including competitors, or previous competitors, parents, supporters or existing volunteer 'officials' with no formal training/award.
Completion of either a one day Level 1 Surf Official course or completion of the online learning workbook and 2 hr. practical session, plus completion of two days practical experience.
|1. Introduction to officiating||2. Surf Officials Roles||3. Communication with athletes|
|4. Assessment and Accreditation||5. Surf Sport rules and regulations||6. Principles of Risk Management & Health and Safety|
At the completion of this award officials will be able to:
- Observe, Record, Report
- Identify the athlete centred approach to officiating
- Identify and demonstrate selected roles of surf officials
- Demonstrate knowledge of effective communication
- Identify risk management processes and values relevant to surf officials
- Demonstrate knowledge of the rules of surf life saving sports
If you would like to sign up, please contact your club administrator