Sunday, October 23, 2016

Race Official Training

Our race convenor, James Paxton, has become a Snowsport Scotland ‘Event Crew Development’ tutor and is looking to run a training session for parents on the requirements of event crew roles and their responsibilities. The course looks at the various official positions required for running a race and the associated role and responsibilities for each.

Gordon Skiers is a race club and we like to encourage all of our members to enter races throughout the year so part of the session will include a presentation titled ‘Intro to Racing’ and which will hopefully provide more information and clarity giving you more confidence to enter your children into races.

The club prides itself in running the Gordon Skiers Open in January under the careful direction of James and usually has one of the largest race entries in the Scottish Calendar. Events like this do not run by themselves and require a team of roughly 60 volunteers to act as officials across the weekend and make them run smoothly. We would like to train as many members as possible within these roles to help ensure we can still run successful events. There is no commitment required to take on any role even once you have attended the course so please don’t feel pressurized. Rather come along and expand or just refresh your ski racing knowledge for the benefit of everyone!

The training and presentation will last between 2 and 2.5hours and James is looking to run this on a TBC week night in November.

If you are interested in attending the Event Crew Development and Intro to Racing session then please email to note your interest. Please also include dates when you are available to attend so that we can schedule the most convenient date for members.

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