The FIS Freestyle Technical Delegate

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[edit] Profile of a TD

You are the Official FIS Representative

[edit] Is there an “Ideal” TD?

  • Good Skier
  • Well mannered & diplomatic
  • Makes quick & correct decisions
  • Makes decisions that are clear and unambiguous
  • Provides clear and well thought out directions
  • Inspires people

[edit] Is there an “Ideal” TD?

  • Not Likely found in one person
  • We’re all human

[edit] Who makes a good TD?

[edit] TD’s Skill Set

  • Understands the technical aspects of freestyle skiing
  • Knows the FIS Rules (ICR)
  • Understands how a freestyle event operates
  • Knows how to identify problem situations, identify a remedy, reach a decision, communicate the decision and follow up
  • Knows how to lead discussions

[edit] The Leadership Sequence

  • Grasping the Problem
  • Setting Goals
  • Planning
  • Immediate Steps
  • Reaching Decisions
  • Communication
  • Distribution of tasks
  • Coordination
  • Supervision
  • Confirmation

[edit] Leading Discussions

Tight Framework

Outline the situation & explain topics of discussion (Agenda)

Propose solution with at least 1 alternative

Brief period of though (brain-storming)

Ask for opinions to all members of the Jury

Cross Questioning, clarify any uncertainties

Vote in strict order

Compose the decision - “The Jury has decided...”

Minute & communicate the decision

Extended Framework

Outline the situation & explain topics of discussion (Agenda)

Seek a decision through open discussion

Reduce the most important ideas for a solution to 2 or 3 alternatives and consider assigning weighting values

Evaluate each alternative by discussion (establish priorities)

Put proposed solution and alternative to a vote

Compose the decision - “the Jury has decided...”

Minute and communicate the decision

[edit] Duties of the TD

Before the Event

Duties of the TD

  • Before the Event
  • Contacts Organizing Committee in advance of the event
  • Reviews homologation file
  • Reads previous TD reports
  • Reviews Liability Insurance Certificate
  • Inspects courses
  • Supervises official training
  • Checks official entry lists & spot checks Athletes’ licenses
  • Collaborates with the OC in the administrative & technical preparations
  • Reviews homologation file
  • Reads previous TD reports
  • Reviews Liability Insurance Certificate
  • Inspects courses
  • Supervises official training
  • Checks official entry lists & spot checks Athletes’ licenses
  • Collaborates with the OC in the administrative & technical preparations

[edit] Duties of the TD

Before the Competition

  • Contacts Organizing Committee in advance of the event
  • Reviews homologation file
  • Reads previous TD reports
  • Reviews Liability Insurance Certificate
  • Inspects courses
  • Supervises official training
  • Checks official entry lists & spot checks Athletes’ licenses
  • Collaborates with the OC in the administrative & technical preparations
  • Checks on the radios supply and channel distribution
  • Checks accreditation and authorization to enter FOP
  • Checks layout of competition venue - start, finish, crowd control, etc.
  • Supervises course setting (where appropriate)
  • Checks location of TV installations & if adequately protected
  • Supervises location of first aid service
  • Checks all technical installations - judges stand, timing, data
  • Takes part in Jury and Team Captains’ Meeting - Chairs Jury


[edit] During the Event Day

  • Present on competition course for training and competition
  • Direct communication with Jury
  • Work closely with coaches and safety committee
  • Observes the rules and directives regarding advertising on clothing and race equipment
  • Supervises the technical and organizational conduct of the event
  • Advises the organization concerning the observance to FIS rules and directives


[edit] After the Event

  • Completes and signs appropriate forms and reports
  • Calculates FIS points
  • Completes report on Technical Candidates
  • Ensures results are sent to the FIS office (or appropriate office for continental cups)
  • Presents to FIS any proposals for changes to rules
  • Forwards reports to FIS office within 3 days
  • Forwards receipts in a timely manner

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