USA Diving is pleased to announce the development of a Domestic Officials and Judges Certification Course. This course will educate and train an individual in judging diving fairly, neutrally and without bias, as well as train individuals as meet officials/referees. By using the current FINA Judges School curriculum in this class, it is assured that persons who successfully complete and pass the course will have a consistent and systematic approach to judging diving. This unified approach will allow consistency among all judges and officials.
The first course will be held December 15-17, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio in conjunction with the 2014 USA Diving Winter National Championships.
The course is three full days. Day one will be spent focusing on areas of the FINA Manual that an official must know. There will also be video analysis and discussions. Days two and three will be spent shadowing judging the events at the national championships. There will be meetings before and after each time an individual shadow judges. An official observer will work with the shadow judges in evaluating their performance. Upon completion of day three, each attendee will receive a performance evaluation. To successfully pass the certification process, a score of 85 percent or better on the written test and a composite percentage score of 90 percent from shadow judging must be achieved. USA Diving strongly believes this program will greatly enhance the quality and the professionalism of judging in the United States.
ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION/DETAILS
Complete Course Schedule
The course will begin at 9 a.m., Monday, December 15 with classroom lectures, video analysis and discussion, and will conclude at the end of competition on December 17th (course participants will be shadow-judging competition).
The fee for the course is $25/participant and space is limited to the first 25 participants. Space will be available on a first come, first serve basis, with registration closing December 8. Please register for the course by logging into your USA Diving membership account and completing the required information and payment. ***PLEASE NOTE: to participate in the class, you MUST be a CURRENT USA Diving member.***
Attendees will be responsible for their own expenses (including transportation, housing and meals) to attend the USA Diving Judges Certification Course. Hotel options at the USA Diving discounted rate are available here.
You will be notified upon receipt of registration with confirmation of your registration or placed on the wait list by USA Diving.
We look forward to your participation.