USA Taekwondo Announces Referee Leadership Teams

Sept. 12, 2018, 10:16 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (September 12, 2018) – USA Taekwondo is pleased to announce the newly formed referee leadership teams that will lead the overhaul and revamping of referee education, evaluation and events.

"I'm excited to witness the direction the Referee Development Program has gone during my tenure," said USA Taekwondo Referee Chairman Seung Hwan Kim. "These teams will bring unique experience and vision to their respective areas and I look forward to working with them as we continue to transform the referee program."

The four-month process of forming the teams began in May and provided opportunities for referees to share their expertise in specialized areas. The teams will work with USA Taekwondo and the referee leadership to shape and deliver new programs that strive to improve referee performance and the pipeline for much-needed recruitment of quality new referees into the program.

“USA Taekwondo is excited to begin work in earnest on transforming its referee program into the best development and education program in the world,” stated USA Taekwondo Director of Events Jeanna Salgado. “Our referees and athletes deserve the absolute best from their NGB, and we are committed to utilizing every resource available to us to make that happen – we already have some of the best referees in the world, we just need to make sure we are developing more and more to that level, and that is the goal here. We have already made progress in the areas of event coordination and evaluation, and now we are increasing our focus on education, ensuring referees receive a state of the art learning experience, including both in-person and online training opportunities. We can’t wait to see the innovative ideas this group comes up with.

 

Referee Event Coordinators:

Leslie Cheung

Amely Moras

Bernard Robinson

Jaime Schulte

John Seiber

Jong Yi

 

Referee Evaluation Coordinators:

Anne Chase

Bruce Harris

John Holloway

Raymond Hsu

Valerie Long

Joon Yoon

 

Referee Education Coordinators:

Sparring Education Team

Bruce Harris

John Holloway

Suk Kim

Jim Montgomery

Amely Moras

John Seiber

 

Poomsae/Breaking/Demo Team

Elva Adams

Leslie Cheung

Raymond Hsu

Suk Kim

Jaime Schulte

David Turgeon

Jong Yi

 

Para – Sparring/Poomsae Team

Anne Chase

Leslie Cheung

Suk Kim

Amely Moras