The EHF Education Committee – Officials working group held a judges’ seminar this past weekend in Breda, The Netherlands. The seminar was conducted by Barbara Morgan and Iain McKay, whom the EHF would like to sincerely thank for their time and fantastic work with this year’s group. Barbara sent us a report of the second day of the seminar, check it out below!

The second and last day of the seminar began with another early start, where homework was discussed, as well as a short discussion on the role of a judge at a tournament. The rest of the morning session was spent with practical work, and the group were also shown a video of how a shoot out operates from an officials’ point of view.

After lunch we looked at the progression in technical duties and what a TO’s duties at a tournament are. We also had a fun exercise where the happenings in a match were read out “commentator style” by Iain and the participants had to fill out a match report form. The final scores were interesting to say the least! But fun was had by all, and it was a successful learning exercise.

The group then had the opportunity to engage in real table experience, as they officiated at the table of the final games at the Push HC event. Heavy rain meant some of the pitches were flooded, but after rescheduling, all went well.

We were lucky enough to also have had a webinar from Hari Kant on the judges use of the Tournament Management System (TMS). The EHF would like to thank Hari for his collaboration with this seminar.

Source and photograph: EHF/Barbara Morgan