Officials Certification Course – Nova Scotia
April 13 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
WAKO Canada is excited about the development of newest provincial sports organization (PSO) in Nova Scotia. Kickboxing has a rich history in the province and a number of active clubs within WAKO Canada. We are excited to onboard our latest provincial sports association!
As part of the growth of the PSO the creation of a strong team of officials is a major first step.
WAKO Canada will be hosting the first officials course in Lower Sackville on April 13, 2024 to train and certify both referees and judges with our National Association. The course will cover –
- the rules and regulations for all ring disciplines (Low Kick, Full Contact, K1 and Prestige Bouts)
- the rules and regulations for Kick Light (Tatami discipline)
- the rule of the judge and scoring bouts
- the role of the referee and protocols
- health and safety of participants
- sports injury management
- concussion education
The course is open to all sport enthusiast from instructors, coaches, athletes, martial arts participants, parents and even fans of the sport. The course will provide both education and training. The PSO will continue providing mentorship and support to all newly certified graduates. Participants receive an Officials manual, Certificate of Competition and resources for enhancing practice.
All WAKO Officials selected for events receive honorariums for events they are selected to work as well as travel expenses. But the best part of being an official is supporting the growth of the sport and having the best seats in the house!