How to become a squash judge

The Squash Federation of Ukraine seeks to support the development of squash in Ukraine through training and the development of refereeing. The FSU Judging Committee is responsible for conducting training courses for judges at the primary and national levels, as well as for assessing the competence of judges, supporting and encouraging their development.

In accordance with the rules of the World Squash Federation, the Squash Federation of Ukraine established 4 categories of squash refereeing:

  1. Junior referee/marker;
  2. 2nd referee/Club referee;
  3. 1st referee/Tournament referee;
  4. National referee.

JUNIOR SPORTS JUDGE / MARKER

“Junior Sports Judge / Marker” - people who have reached the age of 14 years and have met the following conditions:

  1. Listen to the workshop.
  2. Take tests (written test based on the Rules during the workshop).
  3. Judge 30 matches of the beginner level of players * (adults and children).

Confirmation of deferred matches is Log Booksigned by the Chief Justice of the competition.

Refereeing zone: * category C tournaments = category of players M3 \ M2 and juniors of younger age categories

SPORTS JUDGE 2ND CATEGORY / CLUB REFEREE

“Sports referee of the second category / Club referee” - a person who has the category “Junior sports referee” and the experience of refereeing for at least 2 years. To receive the category “Sports referee of the second category / Club referee” you must:

  1. Listen to the workshop.
  2. Take tests + videos.
  3. Judge 30 matches of the average level of players ** (adults and children) or 60 matches of the beginner level of players * (adults and children).

 Confirmation of deferred matches is Log Book, signed by the Chief Justice of the competition.

Refereeing area: ** tournaments category B = category of players M2 \ M1, juniors of middle age categories.

SPORTS JUDGE 1st CATEGORY / TOURNAMENT REFEREE

“Sports referee of the first category \ Tournament referee” - a person who has the category “Sports referee of the second category / Club referee” and experience of refereeing for at least 3 years. To get the category “Sports referee of the first category \ Tournament referee” you must:

  1. Listen to the workshop.
  2. Pass the exam (written tests + video cutting)
  3. Test of knowledge of judicial phrases in English
  4. Judge 30 high-level matches of players *** (adults and children)

 Confirmation of deferred matches is Log Book, signed by the Chief Justice of the competition.

Refereeing zone: *** tournaments of category A, PSA or National = category of players PRO, Elite and juniors of senior age categories.

Assessment of a judge of a National category of at least 6 matches 2 of which must be successfully passed and must be of a normal / difficult level with a minimum number of decisions 15.

SPORTS JUDGE OF THE NATIONAL CATEGORY / NATIONAL REFEREE

“Sports referee of the National category / National referee” - a person who has the category “Sports referee of the first category / Tournament referee” and the experience of refereeing for at least 3 years. To get the category “National referee”, you must:

  1. Pass the exam (written tests + video cutting).
  2. Judge 30 high-level matches (1/4 - final of the National Category and PSA tournaments)
  3. Assessment of 2 different European level judges. At least 4 matches 3 of which must be successfully passed. At least 1 match of which must be of a difficult level with a minimum number of decisions 20.
  4. Conduct a seminar “Junior Sports Judge / Marker“.
  5. Instruct (mentoring) judges of the category “Sports referee of the second category / Club referee“.
  6. To assess the judges of the category “Sports referee of the second category / Club referee“.

   Confirmation of deferred matches is Log Book, signed by the Chief Justice of the competition.

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