Para Powerlifting: Educator Certification Course

World Para Powerlifting, the international federation for the sport of Para powerlifting, are pleased to announce a call for applications for the upcoming Educator Certification Course to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 4-6 February 2019.

The Educator Certification Course consists of a series of theoretical and practical seminars focused on education and World Para Powerlifting course delivery and facilitation, cumulating with a practical evaluation. Successful participants of the course (Evaluated by a practical evaluation) will be given the status as a Certified World Para Powerlifting Educator and will be able to be appointed by World Para Powerlifting to deliver education courses.

Individuals who are interested in becoming a para powerlifting educator must fill up the necessary forms and submit to Dillon.Richardson@WorldParaPowerlifting.org by no later than 04 January 2019. Applications will be evaluated and all applications will be provided their application status on 14 January 2019

For more information on the course, please click HERE

Classifier Course: Intellectual Impairment (II)

World Para Athletics and World Para Swimming are inviting applications for an Intellectual Impairment (II) Classifier Training to be held in Leuven, Belgium.

The Classifier Training will take place from 21 January – 27 January 2019.

The course is open to participants who are clinical psychologists, physicians, sports scientists, qualified physical educators, physiotherapists or people with extensive sport-specific background such as coaches or athletes.

Participants can access SDSC’s Technical Official Capability Development Fund.

Applications must be accompanied by proof of the participant’s relevant qualifications and submit the response form to andrea.herrera@paralympic.org no later than 12 November 2018.

For more information on Intellectual Impairment Classifier pathway click HERE


BISFed Referee Course – Dubai

BISFed is pleased to offer the International BISFed Referee Course in Dubai, UAE. This course will enable successful participants to referee at International Level Boccia Competitions.

The registration cost for the course is 100 USD. Here is the extra cost that covers meals, accommodation and local transportation:

Type and cost of rooms:

  • Single room  170  US Dollar + 5% VAT, per night including 3 meals per day
  • Double room 280 US Dollar  + 5% VAT, per night including 3 meals per day
  • Triple room 400 US Dollar + 5% VAT, per night including 3 meals per day
  • Quadruple room  480 US Dollar + 5% VAT, per night including 3 meals per day

Dates:

  • December 13 – Arrival
  • December 14-15 –  Workshop (Meeting: meeting room)
  • December 16-20 – Practical evaluation
  • December 21 – Departure

Requirements:

The course is open to all National Level Referees. The candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Good knowledge of both written and spoken English
  • Refereed at least 20 games on the national level within a maximum of the last 3 years, documented by logbook entries signed by the Head Referee, Technical Delegate, or BISFed member.

Interested candidates must respond to admin@bisfed.com no later then 9 November 2018, with a cover letter, a resume, a support letter from the BISFed Member and a copy of their logbook. Places available are limited. BISFed will let you know by 13 November 2018 if your application has been accepted.


BISFed Basic Classification Course

BISFed is pleased to offer the International BISFed Classification Course in Dubai, UAE. The course is open to physiotherapists, doctors with Neurological or Rehab background or people with extensive knowledge of boccia (i.e athletes, coaches or sport assistants). This course is a prerequisite for further BISFed training at an international level.

The course will be held on 14-15 December before the Fazza BISFed 2018 Dubai Boccia World Open and will cost $100 USD per person.

Here is the extra cost that cover meals, accommodation and local transportation:

Type and cost of rooms:

  • Single room  170  US Dollar + 5% VAT, per night including 3 meals per day
  • Double room 280 US Dollar  + 5% VAT ,per night including 3 meals per day
  • Triple room 400 US Dollar + 5% VAT ,per night including 3 meals per day
  • Quadruple room  480 US Dollar + 5% VAT, per night including 3 meals per day

Interested candidates must respond to admin@bisfed.com no later then 9 November 2018, with a cover letter, a resume, a support letter from the BISFed Member.  Places available are limited. BISFed will let you know by 13 November 2018 if your application has been accepted.

National Classifiers Course: Visual Impairment 

Organised by the International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) to groom national classifiers. The course will be held in Portugal in conjunction with the IBSA Judo World Championships, and will take place on 12 and 13 November 2018. 

The course is open for ophthalmologists and other health professionals related with vision, namely orthoptists and optometrist. It aims to provide national classifiers with the necessary knowledge for a proper visual classification of the athletes competing in all the sports adapted to the visual impaired.

Individuals who are interested in becoming a National classifier for athletes with visual impairemnt, please fill up this FORM and send it to  visualclassificationcourse18@gmail.com

We are also glad to announce that the Technical Official Capability Development Support will be applicable to this event. Please refer to the tab below to learn more about the scheme.

BISFed “Making Boccia Accessible”

In 2015, the Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) launched their “Making Boccia Accessible” project, a worldwide initiative to grow and develop Boccia across the globe. Countries send their representatives, also known as “Boccia Ambassadors,” to learn how to play and coach Boccia so that they can, in turn, teach it in their home countries.

Following the successes of past projects, “Making Boccia Accessible” has been renewed for a 2018 edition and will be held in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, from 12 to 14 July 2018.

Individuals who are interested in becoming a Boccia instructor and obtaining a BISFed Level 1 Coach certification should not hesitate to contact the organiser, Sarita Nell, at saritanell@gmail.com to book a place.

We are also glad to announce that the Technical Official Capability Development Support will be applicable to this event. Please refer to the tab below to learn more about the scheme.

INTRODUCTION

The Technical Official Capability Development Support (TOCDS) provides development support and financial assistance for technical officials to develop capabilities and systems that will upgrade or develop their officiating skills. Technical Officials refers to classifiers, referees, judges, umpires, team managers, and officiating officials.

 

OBJECTIVES

a.    To develop a quality pool of SDSC Trainers with up to date expertise and knowledge who are able to train other SDSC Officiating Officials.
b.    To develop a pool of SDSC Officiating Officials with up to date expertise and knowledge, and of international standard.
c.    To ensure SDSC Officiating Officials are kept abreast of international rules and regulations for the sport.
d.    To help equip SDSC Officiating Officials with the latest expertise to efficiently organise and run competitions of international standards.

 

WHO CAN APPLY

a.    Technical Officials in SDSC Sports are eligible to apply.

 

MODE OF DEVELOPMENT

a.    Bringing in an overseas Trainer to conduct courses in Singapore.
b.    Sending the official for overseas training and development or an overseas attachment for further development.
c.    Sending an official overseas to be trained as a Trainer.
d.    Developing a library of Officiating educational and training resources.

 

ELIGIBILITY

a.    Local Courses should include the following components:

i.    General Principles

Fundamentals of officiating and event management (e.g. legal responsibilities; communication skills; conflict resolution; ethics; fitness training for sports officials).

Sport Specific

Technical rules, interpretations, reporting and sport specific roles for officials.

ii. Officiating at events/competitions

Practical officiating sessions and application of officiating principles.

b.    The Overseas Trainer should be accredited by the International Federation or Asian Federation to conduct the course in Singapore.

c.    The SDSC Trainer, sent for overseas training and development, must conduct courses/workshops within the first six months of his/her post-training and development.

d.    The SDSC Technical Official, sent for overseas training and development, must either umpire/referee at or organise/run games/competitions within the first year of post-training and development.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

a.    Applications will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis and must be accompanied by the necessary documents as outlined in the procedures.

b.    Every effort must be made by the applicant to ensure that only the following essential costs are incurred and at the best lowest cost.

    •       i. Return air ticket (economy class)

 

    •       ii. Overseas Internal transport (train, bus, taxi, ferry, etc)

 

    •       iii.Entry / Course fee

 

          iv. Accommodation (3 or 4 star hotel or organizer designated hotel)

c.    Any false declaration in any of the forms may effect immediate disqualification from the support.

d.    Approval of support or claims, and changes to the support rates, terms and conditions, will be at SDSC’s discretion.

e.    The financial support matrix (subject to funding availability) is as follows:

f.    The applicant is to submit the application at least one month before the commencement of the development programme.

g.    The SDSC will not entertain any applications once the course has started.

h.    The applicant can apply for the support at the projected expenditure amount. However, successful applications does not necessarily translate into the requested amount being fully subsidised. Also, the applicant can only apply for reimbursements (claims) on expenditure items approved in the initial application.

 

Application Requirements and Procedure

Submit to SDSC the following documents:

a.    Support Application Form (together with Proposed Budget)

b.    Supporting documents:

i.    Full content and schedule details of the proposed training and development programme

ii.    Where applicable, an updated curricular vitae of the overseas Trainer or the official to be sent for overseas training and development

iii.   Officiating Development Plans

 

Post-Development Requirements and Procedure

Submit to SDSC the following documents:

Within the first two weeks of post-development,

a. Post-Programme Development Report.

b. Statement of Expenses

c. A copy of the course notes and any other information gathered

 

The grant will only be disbursed once items (a) to (c) has been submitted and processed by SDSC.

 

CONTACT

For further information, you can contact:

Mr. Justinian Chua
Sports Manager
Singapore Disability Sports Council

 

Tel       :           6342 3564
Fax      :           6342 0961
Email   :           justinian.chua@sdsc.org.sg