Benefits of competition organizing and refereeing service basics course in academic physical education and sports curricula
PhD, Associate Professor S.N. Belyaev1
PhD, Associate Professor V.V. Belyaeva1
PhD, Associate Professor J.I. Tikhonova1
1Institute of Physical Culture and Sport of Penza State University, Penza
The study was designed to analyse benefits of the Competition Organising and Refereeing Service Basics course in the academic physical education and sports curricula of higher and secondary special sport education establishments. The course includes lectures and workshops plus self-reliant education and practical refereeing modules in different sport disciplines, the practices being scheduled to the relevant national, regional and municipal competitive events in Penza and Penza region.
The Competition Organising and Refereeing Service Basics course was implemented in the standard education curriculum of the Physical Education and Sports Department as an elective discipline. The students who opted for the course have notably contributed to the organisation and provisioning process in many high-ranking events including the European Cup in Triathlon, European Motor Sport Championship, Russian championships and finals in track and field sports, artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, triathlon, basketball, volleyball and some other sports. They have also assisted in the organisation and servicing of the Russian Sport Festivals, Universiades and other tournaments hosted by the region. Many graduates of the course have been successfully qualified as referees in their vocational sports and made progress in the competition organising and refereeing in events of different levels. The practical background provided by the course makes it possible for them to serve competitions as referees, chief referees and members of refereeing teams.
Keywords: sport referee, competition organising and servicing, refereeing categories, Competition Organising and Refereeing Service Basics course.
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