OFFICIAL'S DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
- Roles of Officials
- Competition Rules, race categories
- Behaviour and Presentation
- Materials and equipment
- Ethics and Conduct
- Voice – Instruction – body language
- Officiating practice
- Written test
- Event practical experience and evaluation
OFFICIALS DEVELOPMENT COURSES
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information and if your national governing body is speaking training for judges and officials.
World Obstacle supports and facilitates training for officials to International Technical Official (ITO) level in compliance with international sport and Games requirements. World Obstacle has ITOs on all continents, first developed for obstacle medal events at the 2019 Southeast Asia Games, recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
We training National Federation educators for technical officiating so that the NF can implement the programmes nationally. National Technical Officials (NTOs) can work at Continental and World Championship, World Cups and World Series events to develop experience towards becoming International Technical Officials.
As an official gains experience and training, FISO recognises experience and skill development through 5 levels:
Level 1: Prior race marshal experience and prerequisites, and Technical Official training;
Level 2: Certified Technical Official (TO) based upon gaining initial experience at national level championships, series and sanctioned qualifier races.
Level 3: Certified National Technical Official (NTO) based upon gaining experience at national level championships, series and sanctioned qualifier races.
Level 4: Certified International Technical Official (ITO) based upon gaining experience at international level championships, series and sanctioned qualifier races.
Level 5: Certified Senior ITO based upon gaining experience as a race referee, technical delegate and other senior ITO roles at international level championships, series and sanctioned qualifier races.
Obstacle officials programming originated at the 2017 OCR European Championships and was further developed by Henriette Nguyen (DEN) for the 2018 OCREC. This was expanded and refined to meet international sport and Games criteria for ITOs at the 2019 SEA Games (recognized by the IOC), by Nguyen, Thumbie Remigio (PHI), and Ian Adamson (AUS) using their experience as officials in world championships in Triathlon, Pentathlon, and Canoe. Dilyara Sadikova (RUS) provided essential input having developed ITOs for the 2019 Ninja World Championships. Nayibe Statia (NED) and Shaun Wilde (GBR) refined the program in 2021.