Do you feel nervous or anxious at the thought of being the center referee? The center of attention, the one making the calls? It can be a big step going from being a corner judge to a center referee but here are some tips to get you in the ring:
1️⃣ It is normal to feel nervous in new situations. Take a deep breath and focus on the task at hand.
2️⃣ Familiarize yourself with the role and rules. Being more informed can help alleviate
those feelings of anxiety.
3️⃣ Do not expect perfection. Like anything, being a center referee is a skill that needs to be cultivated. Take some time at your Dojang to practice before getting in the ring for real.
We hope to inspire you to get out there at your next tournament and own the ring! 🦸♀️
As you all know, we are hosting the National Taekwon-Do Championships on May 6th and 7th and we know it will be the BEST one yet! We still have several volunteer positions that we need to fill in order to host a successful event. We need the help of all of our members to put on a memorable event for our visiting teams from across Canada!!
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! If you've never done this before don't worry! Training will be provided in the week leading up to the event 🙂 SO MUCH FUN!
There are a number of opportunities to get involved in:
Each position is covered in 3 hour shifts except for set up and tear down. We have attached the volunteer job descriptions to help you find the best fit!
We will work to ensure that you will be able to see your athlete compete and will not be posted at that time. This is a great opportunity to get a floor pass to see the competition up close. Volunteers will receive lunch on the day they are volunteering as well as a limited edition t-shirt! This is the BEST was to get a floor pass so you aren't stuck in the stands.
You know the saying “It takes a village”, well it’s true!
Please sign up following this link and we will have volunteer meetings a couple weeks out of the event to ensure we are ready.