The purpose of the Officials Training Program is to provide snowboard officials with a greater understanding of the role they will assume during a competition and to introduce them to the rules of snowboard competition, the International Rules of Competition (IRC) of the Fédération International de Ski (FIS). Canada~Snowboard has a three Level Program to ensure officials will have the best opportunity to have all necessary knowledge & experience.
A portal dedicated to Officials
Canada Snowboard and the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association have collaborated to develop, align and strengthen the Canadian Snowsports Officials System. This longterm partnership is intended to harmonize officials training and create an online portal that will meet the needs of both Snowboard and Freestyle officials nationwide.
You can register and purchase your membership online at www.snowsportsofficials.com
Level 1: The Level 1 course is available online at www.snowsportsofficials.com
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Officials Course Details
The purpose of the Canada~Snowboard Level I certification course is to ensure that all participants receive the basic knowledge regarding the execution of snowboard competitions in all disciplines. Having completed the necessary steps in achieving this certification standard, a Level Iofficial will be able to assist in a variety of roles on the hill and/or indoor, at the regional and NorAM tour event levels.
The 3rd and final level of the Canada~Snowboard Officials Training Program is designed to promote and ensure continuing education for all top level Canadian Officials. To achieve Level III certification, an Official must have completed all Jury Positions (except Head Judge) in each discipline. They must show a strong working knowledge of the FIS Rule Book and support their decisions within the FIS Rule Book. This course is only for candidates who have fulfilled all Level II Officials Requirements. This course will be delivered once per year.
In the level III course, participants will gain an even stronger working knowledge and understanding of the FIS Rule Book and how to use it decision-making in the field of play. They will experiment through practical experiences as senior officials and will be tested on their skills and leadership abilities in action. The participant will then become a reference person in their province, to support local organizing comities (LOC’s) in the preparation and execution stages of their events. The level 3 certified official will also represent Canada~Snowboard as a key official.
Once all the necessary steps in achieving this certification standard are completed the level III certified officials will:
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