Referee Development Camp Aug. 27-30

July 16, 2009, 11:50 a.m. (ET)

USA Taekwondo is pleased to announce that it will be offering a comprehensive training camp exclusively for its referees in August. The 2009 Referee Development Camp is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of U.S. referees in Olympic-style Taekwondo (sparring) and is open to any USAT member who is interested in becoming a referee or becoming a better referee. The camp is scheduled to take place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., August 27-30.  

Upon successful completion of the camp, referees will receive credit toward their referee certification. The camp will link theory to practice by providing referees with opportunities to immediately apply the knowledge they acquire at the camp. The camp will cover the new WTF competition rules and all aspects of officiating (judging, center referee, and technical assistant) at events.  "We want the U.S. referees to be part of the future of the sport and the future is now," stated Mr. John Holloway, co-chair of the Referee Development Program. "The Referee Development Camp is a great opportunity for referees to stay ahead of the curve."   

Space is limited for this great event! For more information and to apply for the camp, please click this Link to the RDC. Registration for the camp will cover room and board and educational materials. The deadline for applications is August 13 and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.