Director of shooting – DoS by Henk Wagemakers, IJ Exceptionally luxury DoS stand Director of shooting - DoS The DoS has a great impact on the success or the failure of a competition once the competition has started. 2 • The DoS must work in close co-operation with the Chairperson of the judge commission, the judges, the field crew, the OC, the Technical Delegate, the Event Director, the Sport Presentation Team, TV-Director, Media, Result Team and the archers. • For World Championships DoS is appointed by WA Judge Committee, but for other events often by the Organizers. • DoS should be an IJ, CJ or an experienced national judge. • He/She should be assisted by a competent deputy DoS. • He/She should be prepared for long working days. • The work of a DoS depends on the size and the importance of the tournament. • The DoS shall have a perfect knowledge of the rules, like the judges, but must also understand how the field crew and the OC is working. • The DoS has to handle a lot of stress • The DoS must be very flexible, but also firm in his decisions Duties His/her major duties are: • Control of the shooting and safety on the competition field. • DoS should have the ability to speak through a microphone and make announcements in proper English. • DoS may be in smaller tournaments also an Event-Choreographer. Duties • The DoS is the person that makes the archers shoot without any problems and worries. • Solve problems and situations. • However when there is a situation that has to be solved by someone else, the DoS will refer the person to the right official and does not try to solve the problem himself. Problems a DoS may encounter • Partial obstructed view to all of the targets or all of the athletes on the shooting line. • Poor communication facilities with the judges. • Communication problems with the field crew. • Re the operation of the timing control device. Problems a DoS may encounter • Too many people in the DoS stand. • Too many bosses • No deputy or assistant available. • Lack of information about the schedule of the competition. • Etc, etc. Conclusion • The DoS has to be a skilful individual, able to act in multitasking and is responsible for the perfect running of the tournament. • The DoS has to deal with a lot of different people and a lot of questions. • The DoS assures the smooth flow of the competition.