Join me in congratulating the following folks who have been selected to Spread the Jam at the Africa Beach Games!
Mehrdad Hosseinian, Daniel O’Neill, Benedicte Audet, Ayal Benin, Andrea Festi and Michal Maciolek
All have strong credentials Spreading the Jam and are certain to bring more women and youth to the sport, now in Africa! Representing 6 different countries is an added bonus and says a lot about the sport’s reach as we try to extend that!
Understand this is just the beginning and it is anticipated there will be many more opportunities going forward as the FPA and WFDF work together to grow freestyle worldwide.
Thanks especially to all those who volunteered that were not selected, again understanding more is to come!
After reviewing the results of the surveys taken in 2019 by the judging committee and more meetings with the Competition Director (Thomas Nötzel) and the Project Director (James Wiseman), the new version of the judging manual has been revised and approved by the board members, updated with the current judging system, and is now available. Click the link below to download it.
Education for the use of the new judging system has been done during various tournaments in the past and will be done also during FPAW: judges will be reminded of the changes to the judging manual and of how the judging system works.
We are also working on more educational contents for the judging system, to help competitors judge to the best of their abilities.
Freestyle is a growing sport, and the competitions and the way that the community evaluates tricks are continuously evolving. Hence, this certainly won’t be the last update to be expected!
We welcome you to give us more feedback after reading the manual and testing the judging system.
The new input you provide is vital in order to continuously improve the system and in helping us better understand the willingness of the community.