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    Below please find the links to the 2023 virtual training videos. The league preference is that these videos be used by returning officials. We retain records of those persons certified as officials in previous years. Those records will be cross referenced.

    New officials should make every attempt to attend the next in-person training on June 14, at 7pm in the Harting Farm Clubhouse.

    Those utilizing the virtual training option should follow these steps:

    STEP 1: Register for Training
    Registration Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RTyONt28-xugCFjcmFxg0GrjRcg2q1vcLQ6DA12rG6w/edit

    STEP 2: Watch the Videos
    Stroke and Turn: https://youtu.be/0W9Kb-VeAA0

    Starter: https://youtu.be/FNUa7vsbuuA

    STEP 3:Certify Completion
    Certification Form: https://forms.gle/nE2UFXG8qQwUrDPDA

    Thank you for your time and attention. Please direct any additional questions or concerns to [email protected]

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    Jerilyn Deitch Officials Chair

    Jerilyn and her team provide training and support for GASL Officials. She has collected useful files on the GASL Officials OneDrive

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    Lead Official's Briefing

    Timer Briefing

    Deck Assignment Slips - coming soon

    Relay Take-Off Slips - coming soon

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    S&T List 2022

    Here is a list of S&T officials. Green highlighted officials have attended the training or are USAS/YMCA certified. I highlight those who watch the video training as they inform me.

    S&T LIST 2022

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    GASL Officials Survey

    In 2019, GASL Officials were asked to complete a survey. You can read all about it below, but here were the major findings:

    1. Parent volunteer officials are passionate about doing a great job.
    2. Everyone...league reps, coaches, officials...must read the rules, both GASL rules and the brief technical rules in USA Swimming rulebook.
    3. Shadowing works. Encourage this practice on your teams.
    4. Most challenging calls: Backstroke flip turn, Scissors kicks, Underwater Recovery in Butterfly.
    5. Parents should never engage officials directly, except anyone may ask politely, "What was the call please?". But no debating; talk to your coach.
    6. Coaches may dispute calls, but only with the Lead Official.


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    Officials Training

    GASL Officials Training

    Please review the relevant training decks, USA Swimming training videos, and read the GASL and USAS technical rules (very short) ahead of time. We will move faster and better in the clinics.

    We will arrange for multiple opportunities for new and returning officials to attend a clinic.

    Because of the complexity of the Stroke & Turn and Lead Official roles, we will continue to hold clinics annually.

    We have refined the session for returning Stroke & Turn officials to the essentials.

    Training Clinics 2021

    All Attendees Must Register

    REGISTER HERE (coming soon)

    Confirm Officials Sign-Ups (coming soon)

    If COVID-19 restrictions are still in place we will conduct the training via teleconference

    1. Returning officials may attend a clinic for new officials, but not vice versa
    2. We have allotted two hours for new officials and 90 minutes for returnees, though we hope to be able to complete in 15-20 minutes less time.
    3. Clinics for Lead Officials and Starters have been combined, because LO’s need to understand key aspects of the Starter role. We budgeted 45 minutes, and it is likely to go the full 45.
    4. We have recorded some of our own real-life video clips. We will review during the clinics, but they are available now and afterward.
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