Technical Officials Education and Certification System (TOECS)

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Recognising that the resources and effort involved in developing an education programme may be beyond capabilities on a national level, the IAAF has established a Technical Officials Education and Certification System (TOECS) which is available as a service to Member Federations which would like to make use of it.
The goal of the TOECS is to improve the level of athletics officiating all over the world, which means:
  • Creating a basic level of officiating skills where nothing or a grass roots only situation exists.
  • Improving the level of officiating skills where a system is already in place.
The operation of the TOECS is co-ordinated by the IAAF Development Department and the RDCs. The TOECS features standard learning materials and specifically trained lecturers for the following three levels of courses:
Level I 
The objective of the Level I course is to provide participants with the theoretical and practical training required to make them capable of officiating at national level competitions and at international competitions held within the country. The Level I course also identifies candidates for the position of NTO. Level I courses are organised by the Member Federation, however, for approved courses the IAAF will supply the necessary materials. Participants who successfully complete the course receive an IAAF Level I Officiating Certificate. Those participants whose examination marks meet the required standards are eligible to attend a Level II course.
 
Level II
The objective of the Level II course is to provide participants with the theoretical and practical training required to make them capable of officiating at international competitions up to the Area level. The Level II course also identifies candidates for the position of ATO. Participants who successfully complete the course receive an IAAF Level II Officiating Certificate. Those participants whose examination marks meet the required standards are eligible to attend a Level III course.
 
Level III
The objective of the Level III course is to provide participants with the theoretical and practical training required to make them capable of officiating at international competitions up to the highest level. Participants who successfully complete the course receive the IAAF Officiating Diploma and are placed on the IAAF ITO Panel making them eligible for appointment to ITO positions.
 
TOECS Level I Equivalence
Any Member Federation, which has its own technical officials education programme in place, may apply to the IAAF for Level I equivalence. If the programme is recognised as equivalent to the TOECS Level I, those national officials who have achieved the highest level under that system will be eligible to participate in a TOECS Level II course, providing that all other requisites have been complied with.

IAAF Technical Officials Course

The MAAA,  with the collaboration of the IAAF,  will be holding an  IAAF Level One Course. It will be run on 5 consecutive days – from the 16th to the 20th of September, 2013. The Course will be conducted by IAAF Lecturer  Mr. Chris Cohen. At the end of the course there will be an examination for those who want to be IAAF Level 1 certified Officials.

All those who have already done this course and others who are helping out as Technical Officials are invited to attend even if they do not intend to sit for the examination.

More information will be available in the near future. Watch this space!

Next Meeting – Clubs’ League 3 – Wednesday 17th July 2013

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The schedule for the next Club’s League Meeting is found below. Entries for the events are to be sent to Mr Maurice Spiteri on maurice@allfreightmalta.com and cced to edwin.g.attard@gmail.com.

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

       
TIME TRACK JUMPS THROWS
06:00 800m men Triple Jump Men / WomenTriple Jump Youths Men Discus Men / Women
06:10 800m women
06:20 100m men
06:30 100m women
06:45 1500m men High Jump Men / Women Javelin Men / WomenJavelin Youths Men
06:55 1500m women
07:05 400m men
07:10 400m women
07:15 400m men youths
07:25 200m men
07:30 200m women Long Jump Men  / Women Shot Men / Shot Women
07:40 3000m men youths
08:00 5000m men / women
08:25 4×100 relay men
08:30 4×100 relay youths men
08:35 4×100 relay women  

WARM UPWarm up is to take place in the warm-up area behind the stands. Athletes are not allowed to enter the track or field before their event is called.

NUMBER OF JUMPS / THROWS:  In the throws and in the horizontal jumps, athletes in the Open Clubs’ League will be allowed FOUR attempts; in the Youths Clubs’ League athletes will be allowed THREE attempts. Kids and Cubs will be allowed TWO attempts.

Next Event: Challenge 6 – Wednesday 10th of July 2013

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Program for the next event – Challenge Meeting 6

Wednesday 10 July 2013 – MAAA Challenge 6

TIME

TRACK

JUMPS

THROWS

06:00 70m H Cadet

G

High Jump Open M,W Hammer Open M,W
06:10 80m H Youth

B

06:20 75m H Youth

G

06:30 75m H Cadet

B

High Jump Youth B,G Javelin Youth B,G
06:40 100m Cadet

G

   
06:50 100m Open

M

   
07:00 100m Open

W

Long Jump Open M,W Javelin  Open  M,W
07:15 800m Open

M

   
07:20 800m Open

W

   
07:25 800m Youth

B

   
07:30 800m Youth

G

Long Jump Cadet B,G Discus Open M,W
07:40 200m Open

M

07:45 200m Open

W

   
07:50 200m Youth

B

   
07:55 200m Youth

G

 
08:00   Triple Jump  Open  M,W Discus  Cadet   B,G
08:10 3000m Youth

B, G

   
08:30 600m Cadet

B

  Shot Cadet B,G
08:35 600m Cadet

G

 
08:45 1500m Open

M,W

09:00 400m Open

M

Shot Open M,W
09:05 400m Open

W

 

Number of Trials:

Throws

  • Open –  4 trials
  • Youths – 2 trials + 1 further trial for the first three athletes after 2 trials
  • Cadets – 2 trials

Jumps

  • Open Long Jump and Triple Jump – 4 trials
  • Youth Long Jump – 2 trials + 1 further trial for the first three athletes after 2 trials
  • Open High Jump – disqualification after 3 consecutive failures
  • Cadets High Jump – disqualification after 2 consecutive failures

Warm Up

  • Warm up is to take place in the warm-up area behind the stands. Athletes are not allowed to enter the track or field before their event is called.