Thursday, 29 February, 2024

Courses Organized By The Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF)

As the STF believes in the importance of continuing education, it has conducted numerous courses and seminars for its members.  While some courses offered will qualify participants in certain skills, others are organized to enhance or update their knowledge.  For example, the referee course is a qualification course and the refresher course is to allow participants to review what they have learnt and provide them the latest information and development.

Here are the various courses organized by the STF.

Qualification Courses

– National Coaching Accreditation Programme (NCAP) Technical or Taekwondo Coaching Course
– National Kyorugi Referee Course
– National Poomsae Referee Course
– Poomsae Coach Course
– Unarmed Combat Programme

The common question asked by members is:  What is the difference between Poomsae Coach Course and NCAP Technical?  In NCAP (Level 1), we cover poomsae.  But it is not as detailed as the poomsae taught during the Poomsae Coach Course.  On top of that, the Poomsae Coach Course adequately prepares the coaches to train and lead players for the poomsae competition.  Having an NCAP qualification does not give you the knowledge and qualification to do so.

To give you a clearer picture, NCAP (Level 2) covers competition rules and regulations.  But having NCAP (Level 2) does not qualify you to officiate as a referee in a kyorugi competition.

Non-qualification Courses/Seminars/Workshops/Talks/Briefings

– National Kyorugi Referee Refresher Course
– National Poomsae Referee Refresher Course
– “Wired to Win” Seminar
– “Wired to Win” Workshop/Talk/Briefing

“Wired to Win” Seminar and Workshop/Talk/Briefing are organized regularly to update coaches on STF policies and taekwondo technical and educational developments.  It also provides information on various areas of sports science, marketing and club management.  Coaches registered with the Singapore Sport Council National Registry of Coaches are awarded Continuing Coach Education (CCE) points for their attendance in the activities.

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