Sport for Life Long-Term Officials Development Guidelines

Sport for Life’s new ‘LTOD’ page is a practical web resource to support the development of quality official’s programs.

Officials can be paid or volunteer, and are anyone who supports a sport event, for example: judges, organizers, referees, umpires, timers, starters, scorers, etc.

The three sections of the Long-Term Officials Development resource are aligned to quality sport principles:

  1. Good Programs: Long-Term Development Stage Appropriate Officiating
  2. Good People: Supporting Effective Officials Development
  3. Good Places: Safety and Inclusion for Officials

Click on each section below and use the 5 Recommended Steps to assess your program needs, and also use the resources button to find supporting research and review current promising practices from across Canada.

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