YOA Course at Francis Xavier’s College, Liverpool

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Course Tutor Steve Rowe has been helping enthusiastic pupils on a Young Officials Award Course St Francis Xavier’s College Liverpool.

The course was planned in order to help pupils with their current GCSE table tennis.

The school realises that using the Young Officials Award course is a great step in order to help the pupils gain a higher mark when being assessed for officiating as part of their GCSE table tennis.

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There is much to learn, and lots of rules and regulations that the children will have never heard before.

Passing on the knowledge is one thing, but the main thing is that the kids themselves take onboard the knowledge and then put into practice for their own benefit.

13 pupils took part, and tried to understand all the rules and regulations an umpire needs in order to officiate a table tennis game.

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Steve said:

“I enjoy tutoring this type of course. Passing on knowledge that can potentially help a pupil gain higher marks towards their overall PE assessment, which gives a lot of satisfaction.

“This type of course is perfect for schools to use, and i would recommend  that schools contact Table Tennis England and book a Young Officials Award course”

Six pupils in particular showed good learning, and performed well when scoring games. Speaking clearly and confidently. Being confident and assertive when scoring a competitive table tennis match is extremely important.

Teacher Andrew Murphy said:

“I have really enjoyed the course, and also learned many things myself. I just hope the kids now use the knowledge they have learned. We intend to continue with extra sessions in oder to follow on from the course”

The school will run a further 2 course on 17th and 24th November 2015.

Click here for further information about Table Tennis England Young Officials Award and all our other resources for schools.

Martin Ireland
November 20, 2015