IPSF Level 2 Re-Certification in Judging

“Judge,  transparent and fair competitions in line with the International Pole  sports Federation Code of Points and Rules and Regulations.”

The  IPSF Level 2 Re-Certificate in Judging is the second step on the IPSF Training Pathway for those judges wishing to re-certify as an IPSF  Judge.  The only pole qualification of its kind that focuses on the  continued development of judges through up-date and re-assessment of  their skills.

This is the most in-depth course of its  kind for pole sports and will give judges further  understanding of the  process to become a successful pole sports judge.


Who is this course designed for?

This IPSF Level 2 Re-Certificate in Judging is suitable for:

  • Those who have passed the IPSF Level 2 Certificate in Judging
  • Those judges must have completed full Continued Professional Development

What level does the IPSF level 2 certificate in Judging qualify me to do?

The course will qualify the successful candidate to:

  • Judge IPSF regional competitions
  • Judge IPSF national competitions
  • Apply to judge the World Pole Sports Championships
  • Apply for IPSF endorsed coach status (together with the other pre-requisites).


Level

Course pathway for Judges Re-Certification

4

Level 4 Certificate in Master Training
This  course is by IPSF invitation only. Those selected must have a high  level of experience in judging, must be certified as a head judge and  must recertify annually at 80% pass rate as well as having a good  foundation in teaching pole sports.

3

Level 3 Certificate in Head Judging Pole and Aerial Sports
This  course gives the participant a high level of understanding of how to  oversee a judging panel at national level. This course is suitable for  those who would like to progress from level 2 and those wishing to  oversee national and regional competitions for federations. All judges  must have judged for a minimum of 1 year and recertified with 80% pass  rate, along with other criteria.

2

Level 2 Re-Certificate in Judging Pole and Aerial Sports
This  course gives the participant an excellent level of understanding of the code  of points and how to apply the code to judging. This is suitable for  those who would like to progress from level 1, those wishing to compete  or coach and those seeking a higher level of knowledge of the IPSF  scoring system. All participants must have a high level of understanding  of pole sports and its movements.

1

Level 1 Certificate in the Pole Sports Code of Points 
This course gives the participant an introduction and basic level of understanding of the code of points. This is suitable for those wishing to compete, seek knowledge of the scoring system or as an introduction to becoming an IPSF endorsed coach.

Level 1 Certificate in Competition Organisation
This course gives the participant a good level of understanding of how to plan, organise and oversee an IPSF competition from pre-planning to post event tasks. This is suitable for those wishing to organise an IPSF endorsed regional or national competition.

Level 1 Certificate in Artistic and Ultra Pole
This course is designed to give athletes and coaches a comprehensive overview to what is expected of athletes competing in the IPSF Artistic and Ultra Pole competitions.

Level 1 Certificate in the Aerial Hoop Code of Points 
This course gives the participant an introduction and basic level of understanding of the code of points. This is suitable for those wishing to compete, seek knowledge of the scoring system or as an introduction to becoming an IPSF endorsed coach.

What are the requirements to attend the course?

  • Be at least 18 years of age (in order to judge; if an athlete wishing to deepen their knowledge, the age limit may be lowered to 16 years of age after discussion with the IPSF Judges Director).
  • Have  a good to high level (intermediate to advanced) understanding of pole  sports movements (you do not need to perform any elements and there is  no practical pole work on the course).
  • Be able to demonstrate  knowledge and understanding of what is required to perform Pole Sports  and the technicalities required when participating in competitions.
  • To re-certify annually
  • To take part in mandatory free Continued Professional Development (CPD)

How is the course delivered?

The  IPSF Level 2 Re-Certificate in Judging will be delivered by an  accredited IPSF tutor. It will be split into the following phases:

Phase 1 – Written Pre-course study - Complete the online study of the learning materials and pass the quizzes to test the level of understanding.

Phase 2 - Course delivery day 1: Tutor led instruction; tutor will observe throughout Day 1.

Phase 3 - Mid course task: Complete IPSF compulsory and bonus forms as an athlete.

Phase 4 - Course delivery day 2: Tutor led instruction; tutor will observe throughout Day 2.

Phase 5 – Practice Videos - You will have the opportunity to both practice specific focus areas of video judging and practice the full video judging before starting on the assignments.

Phase 6 – Written assessment - Multiple choice assessments to include questions on all elements of the judging course.

 Phase 7 - Video judging assessment - Practical judging competency assessments.

Throughout the taught programme the theoretical “Understanding the Code of Points” skills are threaded through the technical and tactical “How judge” skills, both by discussion and review of videos. As a result you will  have many opportunities to ask questions and receive feedback on the  Judging skills that you have learnt. You will be assessed through an  independent online assessment within two weeks of the end of the course.

Successful candidates that achieve 60% pass rate or more will achieve the re-certification.

Course objectives

On successful completion of the Level 2 Re-Certificate in Judging Pole  and Aerial Sports, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the role of each member of the judging team and their assisting staff.
  • Identify the IPSF rules, regulations and ethical code
  • Judge all sections of the IPSF code of points for both Pole Sports and Aerial Sports.
  • Demonstrate an ability to judge a regional and national IPSF competition under the guidance of the IPSF certified head judge.
  • Promote and establish working relationships with other qualified judges and head judges.
  • Maintain high standards of behaviour with athletes, coaches and officials

Demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Technical bonus scoring and judging - both Pole Sports and Aerial Sports.
  • Technical deduction scoring and judging - both Pole Sports and Aerial Sports.
  • Art and choreography scoring and judging (Pole Sports).
  • Artistic scoring and judging (Aerial Sports).
  • Compulsory scoring and judging - both Pole Sports and Aerial Sports.
  • Each category and division requirements - both Pole Sports and Aerial Sports.
  • Understanding of Para Pole.
  • How to complete paperwork.
  • Athlete and judges penalties.
  • Planning to judge.
  • Working with athletes, attitudes and ethics.
  • Demonstrate  an awareness of further personal development opportunities in Pole and Aerial Sports, including judging, coaching and sports therapy.
  • Judging Artistic Pole competitions.
  • Judging Ultra Pole competitions.


Resources
All  candidates will receive high quality downloadable resources to support  the qualification.  These will include an induction pack and IPSF Code  of Points, rules and regulations and resource sheet to support the core  learning outcomes.


Booking & Cost
Cost - £65

In  order to book your course date you will need to apply a maximum of 7  days before the course start date. This is in order to make sure you  have read and understood the pre course study material in preparation  for the course.  Your course must be completed no later than 2 weeks after your tutor led course. The course information will be sent on the 2nd December.

Course Curriculum

Unit 2 - Introduction to Judging
Unit 8 - Artistic & Choreography
End of pre-course work
Unit 13 - In Case of Emergency form
Unit 14 - Code of Conduct form
Unit 16 - Written Assignment

What's included?

12 Videos
22 Quizzes
1 Survey
6 Texts
9 PDFs
9 Downloads
13 Presentations
3 Exams
60.0
Bianca Scholten
Bianca Scholten
Master Trainer

About the instructor

Bianca has been involved in the pole  industry in South Africa for a number of years as a student, instructor,  competitor, and at national federation level.  Bianca was one of the first IPSF qualified judges in South Africa (and  in Africa), and qualified as the first Head Judge in Africa.  Bianca  joined the IPSF as a member of the technical committee in 2015, and took over as the Technical Director in 2016.  In 2017,  Bianca took over from Kate Whitley as the Vice President.  

 

Bianca is passionate about pole fitness  and pole sports, and enjoys pushing herself and her students, taking  every opportunity to learn.  The need for a consistent and transparent system is what drew Bianca to the IPSF in the  first place; the drive for recognition as an Olympic Sport is one that  Bianca is excited to be involved in.

Bianca.Scholten@polesports.org

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