IUF related Workshops at Unicon 17

July 22, 2014

Hey guys,

David Weichenberger and me have prepared Workshops for Unicon 17 that are related to IUF topics and we would like to invite you to come and join us. The IUF meeting is too short to cover all what we want to talk about, so we created several workshops for certain topics. This is also an opportunity to have face-to-face discussion about rulebook topics (such as agegroups), that will save us a lot of time reading and writing afterwards.

Unicon 17 Workshops are available on lanyrd: http://lanyrd.com/2014/unicon17/

The Workshops may change in time and date, so please follow each link below to get the time, date and place.

Grow the IUF

I am IUF.

You are IUF.

We are IUF.

Make the IUF to become dynamic and supported by all Unicyclist. All together we move towards our IUF-goals of a better unicycling sport.

Join us for a discussion on how to change the IUF. Please provide ideas and worries you have about the IUF. Your Feedback is heard!

Link to the Workshop: http://lanyrd.com/2014/unicon17/sdcdzr/

Unicycling Spirit & Olympics

You all know the unicycling spirit and this is for sure one of the reasons to visit Unicon. With Olympics in mind, where there can only one discipline become olympic – will this be a good idea? What are better alternatives.

David has something to say about this. We bet you too! Join us and share your thoughts with other unicyclists.

Link to the Workshop: http://lanyrd.com/2014/unicon17/sdcdzt/

New Freestyle Judging System (Prototype ready!)

After a couple of years of research and understanding freestyle, gossi created a new prototype for a freestyle judging system. It’s been written from scratch to really honour the sport achievement of freestylers.

This talk will include:
– Explaining freestyle – the way it really is
– A short analysis on the current freestyle judging system and what it actually judges (hint: decorations)
– Introduce the prototype
– How to develop and improve the prototype after unicon
– Discussion round afterwards

Link to the Workshop: http://lanyrd.com/2014/unicon17/sdbxdx/

Unicycling Rules & Development

Developing Rules is a complex and endurance process with a high risk to get something wrong very easily. Unicycling rules never shined in their development, yet we are testing our rules at world championships. There is a high need to change that process, to deliver stable, reliable and tested rules for unicyclists.

Join in to learn what’s necessary for developing rules and discuss with all attendees ideas on how to develop next generation unicycling rules.

Link to the Workshop: http://lanyrd.com/2014/unicon17/sdcdzw/

Age Groups Redesign & Kids Oriented Unicycling

Why would the IUF prescribe age groups? Is it to distribute the available awards evenly across the age spectrum of participants? Or is it to honour/acknowledge the inherent differences in physical capabilities that depend upon age? Or perhaps a bit of both? Either way, have age group boundaries been based on scientific analysis? Also, would we want to extend the age groups to the “older” age brackets? If so, how? And should age group boundaries perhaps be the same from event to event, and/or between disciplines?

The IUF Board have requested Klaas Bil and Benoit Gonneville Damme to organise this workshop at Unicon to establish an “Age Group Redesign” committee. This committee should work together remotely during the remainder of 2014 to fundamentally address all age group issues, and hopefully report their conclusions and recommendations to the IUF Board early 2015. We seek interested participants!

But wait, there is more. David works himself into a very interessting and uprising topic, which is kids oriented sports. Originally developed for athletics in germany and because of its succcess instantly adopted by soccer, wrestling, gymnastics and more are joining in. The revolutionary, remarkable and brilliant concept behind this idea, is to create events for kids which support their natural growth by setting up relevant competitions, giving them a proper education. It’s also time for unicyclists to jump on that train and work out competitions that work for young unicyclists instead of working against them, hindering their education. Of course, as you might already guessed, this also has a huge impact on age groups as well.

Links to the Workshop: http://lanyrd.com/2014/unicon17/sdcdzx/

IUF Meeting

 The biannual IUF meeting at Unicon with news and updates.

Link to the Workshop: http://lanyrd.com/2014/unicon17/sdcfgw/


That’s it. We are heavily excited about Unicon, to meet interessting people and watch high quality unicycling. See you in Montreal!