National Umpire Course for Center Referees and Jury Presidents

On Sunday 15 May Hodori hosted the National Umpire Course for ITF Belgium.

On the programme were the new ITF competition rules which come into effect in July 2022, but this time focused on centre referees and jury presidents.

The course was given by master Eddy Van Damme, president of the TUIC and boosabum Sophie Ardenoy.

First the setting up of a ring was practised.

Then the rules were gone over à la carte with the focus on techniques, stances, sinewave, power, breathing for tul and team tul. The interpretation of pooles on paper was looked at and errors were picked out.

Then practice was done for centre referees and jury presidents for this part.

The same pattern was maintained after the break for sparring and team sparring.

Finally pre-arranged free sparring, power breaking and special techniques were treated.

The course ended at 16h.

The certificates will be delivered by mail to the individual participants or through their school owners.