With Grosseto set to host the IPC Athletics European Championships in just two months’ time, IPC Educator training took place in the Italian city this week (1 – 4 April).
The training was scheduled to coincide with the IPC Athletics Grand Prix, which doubles up as the Italian Open Championships, and takes place from 8-10 April at the Carlo Zecchini Olympic Stadium.
The Educator course enabled three participants - from Canada, Brazil and Japan, and all experienced International Technical Officials or Technical Delegates - to receive training in how to pass on their knowledge to the next wave of Technical Officials.
The three-day course, led by Flavio Santos from the IPC Academy, is the first of three scheduled to take place in Grosseto, with this week’s participants going on to lead a National Technical Official course. Also taking place this week is an International Classification course.
“I realised the importance of elaborating on topics with the course participants by having such a structured approach on delivering course material. Also the practical activities have given us a lot of ideas on how we can improve our course deliveries,” said Frederico Nantes, one of the three individuals to receive training.
With a well-established programme now in its third year, the IPC aims to have a network of highly trained Educators all around the world. Already, 28 Educators have received training in either classifying, technical officiating, or coaching.
Further IPC Athletics education training courses are planned for this year – for more information please contact [email protected]