Officials

The Officials Program:

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.

Courses Schedule:

2013 – 2014 Officials Training

Please follow the link to see this season’s schedule! If you are interested in taking a course, just email the office with the date that you are interested in and what your experience is (no experience needed for level I!). admin@albertasnowboarding.com.

If you are interested in learning more about timing, race secretary positions and tabulation, please check the Alpine Alberta Officials training, as it is very similar to what happens in Snowboarding competitions.

 

Official Roles

If you are not sure what all the different roles are that you see on our online volunteer registration site? Please take a look at this page and it will outline most positions. If you have any further questions, please contact the office!

Officials Course Details

Level I:

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.
In this Level I official course a participant will learn skills, rules, format of snowboard competitions and get some practical experience.

Level II:

 
The purpose of the Canada~Snowboard Level II certification course is to ensure that all participants receive the necessary knowledge through a variety of roles in a real officiating environment to ensure proper execution of snowboard competitions in all disciplines. Having completed the necessary steps, a Level II official will be able to lead in a variety of roles on the hill and/or indoor, at the regional, national tour and in some cases world cup level events.
In the Level II officials course, a participant will gain a strong working knowledge and understanding of the FIS Rule Book, learn how to use it decisions-making in the field of play, experiment through practical experiences in a variety of organizational tasks and be examined on their skills and leadership abilities.

Level III:


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:

• Lead as event chair and chief of competition at high level of events, including, national championships and world cups.
• Will be a Canadian Technical delegate and be asked to take on that role at various regional and non F.I.S Canadian event in their province or territory
• Evaluate and rate an event according to CSF events standards in the corresponding level of the event
• Will become a certified level II course conductor

For further questions regarding the Canada~Snowboard’s Officials Training Progam, please contact: admin@albertasnowboarding.com