World Triathlon has a number of sport development educational programs in place that are designed to facilitate all levels from grassroots to Olympic Games level. The following is a brief outline of those programs:
World Triathlon Mentorship Programs covers the following:
1. Technical Officials Mentorship is a program where World Triathlon Sport Department identifies technical officials who have progressed through the World Triathlon system and are willing to act as mentors to developing technical official in their region or country. Serving as a mentor is an integral part of Level 3 Technical Official Certification. The Mentors and the Mentees will be assigned on multiple occasions as Technical Delegate and Assistant Technical Delegate of a World Triathlon Event. The appointment of the Mentors and Mentees is the responsibility of the Sport Department in collaboration with the Continental Confederations.
2. Assistant Technical Delegate Program is a program where World Triathlon Sport Department targets Level 1 and Level 2 technical officials who have the required level of classroom education, practical experience, and skills-set to become an effective and competent technical delegate. The official will be assigned to work alongside an experienced World Triathlon technical delegate on World Triathlon events. The program is an integral part of Level 2 and Level 3 Technical Official Certification.
3. Facilitators Training Program is designed to ‘teach the teachers’, in that the participants will be required to take an educator’s workshop where they will be taught specific teaching skills and required to do mock presentation/exam prior to being certified as a World Triathlon technical program educator.
World Triathlon Technical Education Program has four main components:
Event Organisers Course, Continental level
This course is based on World Triathlon events organizer’s manual and the World Triathlon guidelines on event management.
Community Level Courses
This course is designed to prepare communities, club and school to present grassroots and “Tri for Fun events” locally with the focus being on basic World Triathlon competition rules and event management principles.
Paratriathlon Classifier Courses
Information available soon
Observers Program is a program that takes place annually at the World Triathlon Series Grand Final and might take place on any World Triathlon Series, World Cups and Continental Championships. It is particularly focused on future World Triathlon event organizers and consists of a 1-day seminar with a series of presentations on all key aspects of event hosting. It also includes a back of house tour of the venue and a race day accreditation to persons with key responsibilities and areas of interest where they can shadow the current event team.
Click here for the 2014 Observers Seminar application.