Athletics SWD organized a series of courses this past weekend (25 – 27 May 2012) atOlympiaSchoolin Pacaltsdorp. The facilitator for the weekends activities was Moses Gericke, Vice President of ASWD and IAAF Level 1 Technical Official.
ASA Level 1 Technical Officials Course: The course was presented by George Kock, Rosa-Linda Kock and Overton November. All Technical areas, i.e. Officials and Running / Field / Jumping/ Throwing / Multi Events, was discussed and demonstrated as per the ASA and ASWD Technical Officials Education and Certification System (Track and Field). 24 Officials took part in this course.
ASA Level 1 Coaches Course: The course was presented by Abrie De Swardt and Desmond Prins (Running events), Vic La Grange (Throwing events) and Overton November (Jumping events). As per the ASA and ASWD Coaches Education and Certification System criteria the following coaching areas, i.e. Sprints, Relays, Hurdling, Distance races, Race Walking, Jumps, Throws, Warming up and Stretching, was presented. 27 Coaches took part in this course.
ASA Level 1 Cross Country Technical and Practical Course: The course was presented by Joe Arendse. As per the ASA and ASWD Technical Official Education and Certification (Cross Country) the various areas, i.e. Course, Laps, Distances, Age Groups, Officials, Start and Finish, Timekeeping, Watering points, Medical facilities and Mountain Races. 18 Officials took part in this course.
In total a group of 69 Officials and Coaches, from various schools and clubs in the SWD, participated in the mentioned courses. Congratulations to all the participants!