BECOME AN OFFICIAL:
The BC Athletics Officials Committee invites clubs to offer training and development opportunities to their members to become BC Athletics officials through our B.C. Officials Class of 2021 program. The first two levels in the program, provided by Athletics Canada and the National Officials Committee, can be administered within the club and includes web-based training following by hands-on experience. This is an excellent opportunity for clubs to develop officiating resources for their club meets.
B.C. OFFICIALS CLASS OF 2021 PROGRAM:
BC Athletics members are invited to join the B.C. Officials Class of 2021. Registration is now open. The program includes the first two levels of the officials’ certification program:
• Pathway to Level 1—for those who have not had exposure to the world of athletics and looking for a quick and easy way to try officiating.
• Pathway to Level 2—provides the base line officiating knowledge and skills in the major events so you can participate in officiating teams and make some officiating decisions under supervision of an experienced official.
TO REGISTER for Level 1 or Level 2, contact Marilyn Benz at: [email protected]
For a PDF with descriptions and illustrations of the Pathway to Level 1 and Level 2 for the BC Officials Class of 2021 Program see: https://www.bcathletics.org/admin/js/elfinder/files/Officials/Become%20an%20Official%20in%202021.pdf
NOTE: The BC Athletics Officials Committee is implementing the enhanced certification pathway for officials. We are looking to map officials from the previous pathway to the new pathway. Please contact Debbie Foote if you meet either of the following criteria ([email protected]):
- If you are on the pathway to Level 1, for example, completed the Level 1 (in person) Workshop in the past 3 years, you may proceed on the pathway to Level 2 if you participate in the “B.C. Officials Class of 2021”. You will become a Level 1 official after completing the online module 201 and working your first meet. This is a one-time offer as part of the transition to the enhanced certification pathway. Otherwise, you may start the pathway to Level 1 with the online module 101.
- If you are on the pathway to Level 2, for example, completed the Level 2 (in person) Workshop in the past 3 years, you will receive credit for the training aspect of the enhanced pathway to Level 2. You will continue on the experience component of the pathway by mapping your experience to the new requirements. You must officiate at least one meet in 2021 (COVID willing). Contact Debbie Foote to map your credits to the new pathway.
THANK YOU VALLEY ROYALS OFFICIALS
We at Valley Royals would like to thank all officials who make Track and Field possible. Officials volunteer their time to help keep the sport fair for all. We have a few officials who are part of our club:
Dawn Driver (Level 3)
Debbie Foote (Level 2)
Abresia Foote (Level 1)
Paul Trustham (Level 1)
Debbie Trustham (Level 1)
Tom Norton (Level 1)
Stuart Carsience (Level 1)
Monica Carsience (Level 1)
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:
Have you ever thought about becoming an official? It is easy and very rewarding. To find out more information about becoming an official, check out the BC Athletics Officials page at:
All athletics officials in Canada follow a certification program for development from beginner to expert. The program comprises five certification levels representing different levels of skills, experience and responsibility—the first two focusing on becoming an official familiar with all areas of officiating. The later three focus on specialization in specific areas. An illustration of the certification program can be found via the “Career Path” tab on the Officials section of the BC
Athletics website (link above and image below…)
Click Here for Link to Officials Certification Pathway Chart (pictured above)
Page Updated March 2021