The Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) is gradually aiming to bring the standards of refereeing to that of the players and coaches. One of the areas which need attention is the understanding of the interpretations of the rules.
For example, all referees understand that a penalty has to be given for, say, attack after ‘kalyeo’. However, the STF is concerned with the referees’ understanding of the application of the rule. Why? Inconsistent applications of the rules will lead to controversies. And it is not healthy for the sport.
The outcome of the theory test conducted at the seminar gives a compelling reason why the STF should put in more effort towards the education of its referees.
The results are attached.
Referees who are interested to attend the review must call the Secretariat on 6345 1491 to register. The review fee of $20 per component may be paid on the day of the review. On the spot registration is $30 per component.
Referees can choose either of the following review sessions which will be conducted at the National Training Centre. However, registration is on a first-come first-served basis of up to a maximum of 70 participants per session.
- Saturday 8 September 2012
- Sunday 9 September 2012
Those who pass are also advised to be present as there are a number of questions they need to know the correct answers. They will not be required to pay the review fees.