Roles and responsibilities (Health and safety (Manage the saftey of the…
Roles and responsibilities
Health and safety
Manage the saftey of the participents
Working with anyone under 18 responsibility becomes a legal obligation
The responsibility to keep participants safe and free of harm
Should be aware of signs and symptoms of child abuse and understand what to do if they notice anything suspicious.
Their responsibility to ensure that the facilities and equipment used during a competition situation are checked prior to participation.
Playing area must also meet the requirments regulations
If the notice any hazards or risks to the participants, they will ensure that appropriate adjustments are made
When outside they should also take into account the weather the conditions could injure participents
Interpretation and application of the laws
Must have an up-to-date and thorough understanding of the rules/laws of the sport
Have a clear understanding of the rules and how to apply the rules to a competitive situation
Have to ensure the rules of sports are correctly applied during a game.
Must be the advocates for fair play at all times, can be demonstrated by the way in which an official approaches their roles and responsibilities.
Must respect the sports performers, coacher and spectators.
Must do their utmost to promote sportsmanship and fir play during competitive situation, in addition to ensuring that the rules of the sports are effectively applied at all times.
Use of technology
Majority of technology in sport is highly accurate and the laws/rules of sport have written rules which apply to the software and its usage during the game
Some instances third umpires, video referees and match umpires will simply use technology to provided the support the application of rules
Some times referee or umpire also has to be aware of when the technology should be bought into any competitive situation to ensure that the rules are applied correctly in any given situation.
The lead officials have to ensure that technology is only used when absolutely required
Some sports the official must be on the pitch and keep up with the game e.g rugby.
To be capable to keeping up with the play the officials must make the appropriate decisions
Requires a high level of fitness, as play in some sports can be very fast at times and the official may even do more running that some of the players on the pitch.
Some sports fitness of officials is assessed regularly
Failure to meet the guild lines results in the removal of an official from the list that can officiate at a particular level
The higher level of performance, the rater the fitness requirements in sports which require on-field officials.
Have to use effective communication when applying the rules of the sport in a competitive situation
Officials are required to display information about the rules/ laws that they apply to players, coaches and spectators
Mainly use verble communication, often talking players through thr decisions which they are making or have made.
They have to consider using non-verbal communications to coaching staff and spectators.
Hand signals are used to highlight which rule the official is applying.
Officals are required to hold appropriate and recognised officiating qualifications.
Appropriate qualified officials ensure that the sport is played within the rules/laws of the game, and that they participants, coaches and spectators are safe at all times.
All NGBs provide training and qualifications to educate officials
The level of qualification for officials often varies depending upon the age and experience of the application