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Gate Judge Training Overview Revised Feb. 2010. First Draft 12-29-07 Snowbasin 2009-2010 Host Race Schedule RaceMonthDay(s)Event(s)Race Series 1Snowbasin.

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1 Gate Judge Training Overview Revised Feb. 2010

2 First Draft Snowbasin Host Race Schedule RaceMonthDay(s)Event(s)Race Series 1Snowbasin Giant SlalomsJAN9-102GSIMD South Series 2Snowbasin FISFEB131 GSJ1-J2 Qualifier FIS 3Snowbasin YSLFEB201GSIMD Youth Ski League 4Snowbasin Super G/KombiMAR5-72SG/KombiIMD North/South Series 5YSL Finals – Wolf CreekMAR15-16GSIMD Youth Ski League * Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Race Five (5) Snowbasin Hosted Races (Gate Judging Required) Ten (10) Days of Racing (Gate Judges Required)

3 First Draft Agenda Expectations Rules and Guidance When/Where? What you will do? Responsibilities Drawing your Gates What to bring? What you will need before you leave the Team Center Training Video

4 First Draft Training Expectations 1.Understand the duties the responsibilities of a Gate Judge 2.Be able to complete a control card Proper Passage Fault 3.Understand the particular milestones and timelines during a race/race day 4.Understand the Gate Judge checklist

5 First Draft Rules and Guidance FIS ICR, Section 660 USSA Alpine Competition Guide, , USSA Alpine Competition Regulations, Section 2 Rules Common to Alpine Events Article 660, Gate Judge Instructions, pages Found online USSA.org Alpine Rules & Regulations

6 First Draft When and Where? When: –Show up on time 8:00am day of race –Be in your assigned position minimum of 15 min before race start –Please have cards drawn for COG or assistant to review before race start –Participate until last racer is finished and TD has released you (protests have been supported) Where: –Report to Race Center –Will be positioned along the Race Course

7 First Draft What you will do: Draw gates you are assigned –Proper Passage –Another drawing in case of fault Fill out control card particulars –(Race, date, your name, 1st/2 nd run, male/female, GS/SL, etc.) Prepare for documenting faults –Fill up the card (drawings) as time permits Document Faults –Bib number, gate, and F or Re-run Communicate with Athetes (Go! And Back)

8 First Draft Gate Judge Responsibilities Supervises one or more gates –Determines if both ski tips and boots passed the gates correctly –Verifies that the racer did not receive outside assistance –Communicates with the Athlete: Either Back or Go or Continue –Determines if there has been interference –Replaces missing gates in dye spots, straighten leaning gates, replace panels* –Maintains the race surface* –Controls spectators and coaches who may crowd or interfere with the course* *Course maintenance workers and other race officials help with these duties

9 First Draft Drawing Your Your Location Blue gates are diamonds Red gates are circles #11 #12 #13 Show Proper Passage

10 First Draft Predraw Your Gates for #11 #12 #13

11 First Draft Predraw Your Gates for Faults #11 #12 #13 Bib #1 Fault (Missed gate #11)

12 First Draft What you can say? Go! or Continue – If the skier has cleared the gate and can proceed down the course Back! – If the skier has not cleared a previous gate Course to clear the course for an athlete

13 First Draft What should you bring? Lift Pass (notify Colette or Chuck if you need a pass) Warm and Dry Clothing Back pack Sun Glasses and reading glasses Food and water (lunch is usually provided) Sun block Heat Packs Skis, boots, poles, and other ski equipment Cell phone Pad to sit or stand on

14 First Draft Gate Judge Checklist Gate Assignments Clip Board Control Cards Start Lists Gate Judge Bib 1 Gallon Zip Lock Bag Pad to sit on Pencils and erasers Lunch Talk About Radio Cell Phone Heat Packs Sun Tan Lotion Sun Glasses/Glasses Lift Ticket Skis, Boots, Poles, Helmet, etc.

15 First Draft Summary Draw gates being assigned Document Faults –Bib Number –Gate Number –Draw Faults (how gate was missed) –Know your adjacent gate judges (have them document in case of protest) Turn in control cards after each run (usually 4 cards) to Chief of Gates or Assistant

16 First Draft Summary (Continued) Communicate Properly with Athletes Clear course for racers Wait to be released by TD in case of faults, unless racer did not finish Support jury when there are protests (stay after race 15 minutes, unless the athlete Did Not Finish (DNF) Turn in bib, clipboard, pencils, etc at race headquarters.

17 Thanks for Supporting SSEF! We truly appreciate the volunteers!

18 First Draft Minimum and Maximum Number of Gates EventRuleMinimumMaximum Downhill (DH) FIS and USSA 701.3* As Required based on Visibility - 400m Vertical Drop As Required based on Visibility - 700m Vertical Drop Super G (SG) U , *25 Gates 10% of vertical drop in meters Giant Slalom (GS) % of vertical drop in meters 15% of vertical drop in meters Slalom (SL) U , * 30% of vertical drop in meters minus (-) three (3) direction changes 35% of vertical drop in meters plus (+) three (3) direction changes *Minimum = Number of direction changes for both FIS and USSA "U" is USSA only


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