The Local Technical Official (LTO) Course is the first step on the British Triathlon officiating pathway.
The Yorkshire Region are now starting to plan Officials Courses for 2018. If you would like to become a Local Technical Official then please send me an email to register your interest: firstname.lastname@example.org
This qualification is aimed at individuals who are interested in becoming a volunteer Technical Official and has been designed to provide attendees with the knowledge required to begin officiating, as well as covering the soft skills needed to develop as an Official.
The training is made up of:
- A full day course
- An associated knowledge tester
- The completion of four shadows of qualified Officials
- For a full overview of the qualification process please click here.
The course focuses on the fundamentals of officiating identifying the specific requirements of the race official and introducing the soft skills which help Officials become more successful, including:
- Responsibilities of the LTO
- Personal Characteristics of Officials
- Officiating Style
- Conflict Management
- Transition Area
- Race Briefings
- Race Reports
- Children's Events
- Role Descriptor
Following the successful completion of both the theoretical and practical elements candidates will be eligible to be the Chief Official at pool based triathlon and aquathlon events along with duathlons, including children's and paratriathlon events.
They are also qualified to be an Assistant Official at open water events.
To attend the course candidates must:
- Be a minimum of 16 years of age.
- Hold a Home Nation Association membership, of associate level or above.
As volunteers, qualified Local Technical Officials are entitled to receive reimbursement for expenses incurred for attending events, which are claimed directly from the Event Organiser. The British Triathlon Officials Expenses Policy can be found in the Officiating Resources section.