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2 ATTITUDE definition “A position of the body or manner of carrying oneself” “A state of mind or a feeling, disposition” “The way someone views something or tends to behave towards it often in an evaluating way” “A position of the body indicating mood and or emotion.” Attitude - what is it, what do we mean when we talk about Attitude. It is the way we conduct ourselves physically on the Field and also the way we come over to others

3 Why does it matter? In the UK we are seeing more high level tournaments, for example Telford, Back 2 Back, National Series etc. More archers are being sponsored or supported either by Archery shops/manufacturers or by businesses outside of the sport. Therefore for many archers how they do at tournaments is much more important as money, sponsorship deals or the ability to represent their teams (County, Region etc) could be at stake As they are taking it more seriously, so should we ……. Why does it matter – with the archers having more at stake, for example money, sponsorship deals, getting the scores so they can represent their county, getting recognised for one of the talent pathways, so we have take it more seriously. Gone are the days when all archers where just amateurs enjoying a nice day out. Whilst for many this is still the case, for a rising number of archers they are investing a lot of time and money and effort to be the best they can. And so we must now run tournaments in a more professional manner, which means we need to often change our attitude.

4 What affects our Attitude?
Attitude can be based on your feelings and behaviour during stressful situations, these feelings can be due to being: Excited Concerned Confused Threatened If we have a good understanding of the rules then we are less likely to experience these feelings What affects are attitude – When we are Judging we sometimes find ourselves in situations where we are excited, nervous, worried, unsure of what to do, feel threatened. In these situations our attitude can be affected and become negative. However if we have a good understanding of the rules and are confident of what we are doing and are confident that we are doing the correct thing according to the rules then we are less likely to experience these emotions meaning we will continue to have a positive attitude

5 Types of Judging Attitude The Leader
There are Judges that are good leaders, have the ability to inspire and encourage the other Judges, to organise and manage a competition. These Judges tend to have a very thorough knowledge of the rules. They also know how to apply the rules to unusual situations. These Judges generally have a positive attitude towards a competition. There are three types of Judges. One – The Leader Their abilities tend to come with experience, as they have seen many situations and know how to deal with the unusual. They can think outside of the box

6 Types of Judging Attitude
The Doer There are Judges that actively participate in a competition, they are able to think ahead and foresee problems and suggest solutions to the benefit of the organisers and the Judge Team. They can take decisions under pressure. They tend to be happy working alone or looking after a small team of Judges, but don’t always want to take on the role of ‘The Leader’. There are three types of Judges. One – The Doer These people know the rules very well, work great in the team, and are happy to be in charge of an area or a duty, but they don’t want to be in charge, for what ever reason. People can be Leaders and Doers, depending on the situation

7 Types of Judging Attitude
The Follower Then there are those Judges that do only what they are told to do, they follow the rules. However they sometimes do not carry out their duties due to a lack of confidence or maybe a lack of understanding of the rules. They often require the support of their chairman during the decision making process. There are three types of Judges. One – The Follower They are great in a team, but due to either a lack of uncertainty or experience or confidence can sometimes shy away from awkward situations. Or when faced with a difficult situation they sometimes act on their own, rather than seeking the help and advice of the other Judges or the Chairman, this sometimes leads to them making the wrong decision

8 Being part of the Judge Team
Any team of Judges needs a mix of the different types – you don’t want all ‘Leaders’ or all ‘Followers’. The wrong mix can lead to friction in the team, so sometimes we need to adjust our ‘type’ The success or failure of a Judge Team largely depends on the efforts of ALL members of that team Success can only be guaranteed by the Judges if they are all collectively knowledgeable of the rules, byelaws and interpretations. Team We are all part of the same team, so we must all work together. We cannot have too many leaders and we must make sure that the Followers are supported and encouraged.

9 “Ability is what you're capable of doing
“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz Team We are all part of the same team, so we must all work together. We cannot have too many leaders and we must make sure that the Followers are supported and encouraged.

10 How to maintain a Positive Attitude
Staying alert and focused at all times – there is nothing worse that having to take a decision on something that you should have seen but you didn’t! Or…not taking a decision because you didn’t see it! As a judge you need to be focused at all times, you cannot let your mind wander. Think ahead - be prepared! – If you are mentally prepared for each stage of the competition then you will not make mistakes. Take the time to refresh your memory with regard to timing requirements, shoot-off procedures, etc; for each stage of the competition. Keep alert – if you feel yourself switching off or being distracted then stand up and walk around, maybe ask to be relieved and have a drink. Nothing looks worse than the Judge sat at the end of the line, slumped in their chair, looking to the whole world like they have fallen asleep Do your homework before the tournament or at each stage. Go through the rules, and if it helps keep a note in your pocket of anything important. Talk things through with your fellow Judges to refresh all your minds about the tournament – none of us remember everything so talking things through is good for us all, it keeps things fresh in our minds. If you are worried about something in particular, for example what to do if a dog runs on the field, talk the situation through with someone, so if it does happen you are prepared

11 Attitude on the Field of Play
Whilst on the Field of Play (FoP) Judges are expected to act professionally and to ensure that the rules are implemented correctly and that fair play prevails, we are additionally required to ensure that the competition is held in a safe and organised manner. We may sometimes need to do things not in our remit and to help the organisers ensuring that the competition proceeds smoothly. Try to avoid looking distracted, so don’t take photos whilst on duty or use your mobile phone. If you are talking to someone, make sure you are facing the shooting line and keeping an eye on your area. Act professionally, be alert and concentrate on your job. Archers expect us to be there to do a job, and to make sure things are done properly, so we need to show them the respect they deserve and be attentive. Don’t look distracted, don’t take photos or text or check your Facebook. Whilst we are on duty we all like to have a chat with people and the other Judges, just make sure when you are talking you are still watching the line; nothing looks worse than a Judge with their back to a line full of archers.

12 Body Language A substantial portion of our communication is non verbal (50% to 70%). Body language is universally understood. When we are carrying out our duties we need to be in control, we need to be confident. Your body language will reveal whether you are or are not. Depending on the circumstance different gestures can be interpreted different ways – for example if you stand with your arms folded it can be interpreted as putting up an unconscious barrier as you are uncomfortable or disinterested; or if you are in animated conversation with a friend it could mean you are listening intently; or it could mean you are cold! Be conscious of how you look to the outside world, particularly when standing at Assembly or on duty. Use friendly gestures and don’t forget to smile.

13 Body Language How we sit, how we stand, our general appearance, and how we walk to and from the targets gives an impression of our state of mind to those standing around us. When standing on the field try standing with your arms held behind your body with hands clasped: This is a signal of authority or confidence. It is seen in authoritative figures such as police men and armed forces officers. Or with your arms by your side in a relaxed manner. When sitting look alert, move your head around and be ready to move quickly if needed. When the end is nearly finished be ready to move in case an archer is running out of time.

14 Body Language Which Judges would you rather see at Assembly?
Before lunch and after lunch

15 Facial expressions can say a lot!!
O don’t forget to look like you are enjoying yourself

16 F = Forward Lean T = Touch
“Use non-verbal communication to SOFTEN the hard-line message: S = Smile O = Open Posture F = Forward Lean T = Touch E = Eye Contact N = Nod.” Unknown

17 Verbal Communication Occasionally we have to deal with a difficult situation as Judges. Human nature means we want to try and avoid these – no one wants to be the bear of bad news or put themselves in a situation where conflict might arise. However as Judges we cannot do that. There needs to be a balance when communicating something difficult, we need to be in control yet as sensitive as possible to those concerned. You need to be both Firm and Gentle. We are there to deal with these difficult situations. If we are truly worried ask another Judge to come with you or refer to the COJ If you have to deal with a situation make notes in your note book for future reference Rudeness on either side is never accepted

18 Verbal Communication Two situations where our communication should be firm and gentle are Calling an arrow value: Once you have decided the value of the arrow, give the value and step away, do not enter into conversation as to how you decided the value Closest to the centre: The judge needs to first determine the score, if tied, then he/she must determine which arrow is closest to the centre, at this point the Judge should not enter into any discussion with the archers as to which arrow is the closets to the centre. The Judge should do what needs to be done. Once you have decided you indicate the decision, then move away. Be sure of yourself ….no explanation/ justification as to how you arrived at your decision is required. 1 – say the arrow is a 9, or ‘it is a 9’ but don’t enter into conversation and don’t comment things like you could drive a bus between the arrow and the line etc 2 – Don’t involve the archer, if at all possible go to the target before the archers and make your decision before they have even arrived

19 Sometimes you don’t need to measure, even with it is close, you can just tell

20 Verbal Communication When giving instructions
Be polite, assertive but not condescending or arrogant. Keep instructions short, clear and too the point. Keep control. Don’t enter into discussions about how you reached your decision, if you are sure of your decision you just need to tell them your decision. Don’t back down or change your mind. Once you have communicated your decision, walk away Judges need to be in total control at all times, no matter how difficult the situation. Be polite, tell them your decision without too much explanation, just keep to the facts If needed you can say you reached your decision due to xx rule and show them the rule in the book Don’t got changing your mind – unless new facts come to light!! For example if someone argues with your arrow decision don’t go back and have another look, stick to your guns If someone does want to get into a discussion take it off the field and if possible involve the Chairman

21 Summary Display your positive attitude by
The way you dress – wear your uniform with pride The way you carry yourself – look alert, look ready to react Your body language – be conscious of the way you may come across to the archers Don’t forget your facial expressions  What delivering instructions or decision be clear, be concise, be polite and be confident Be proud to wear your uniform, dress smartly and cleanly Keep looking around the field and be attentive Body language – if you are stressed or anxious this can easily be betrayed by your body language, stand with your arms behind your back Facial expressions – remember to smile – don’t scowl or frown. If you see an archer who looks uncertain or nervous, try and catch their eye and smile, so they know you are there for them if needed. It makes us seem more approachable When talking, keep it clear and short, deliver the information needed, and walk away

22 Summary Why does our attitude matter
Archers expect us to be more professional, and this can be shown in our attitude If we have a positive attitude we come across as more confident and approachable We are there to also have fun and enjoy yourselves, so if we have a positive attitude hopefully we will enjoy ourselves more The more confident you are with the rules and the more prepared you are for the competition the more positive your attitude will be Have fun, if we are enjoy it, that will carry through to others

23 “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
Winston Churchill

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