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Code of Points Training and Certifications for Athletes, Coaches, Judges, and Head Judges

INFORMATION PACKET

The USPSF is proud to present the 2021 CODE OF POINTS TRAINING.

The Certifications will be offered
-Code of Points Training Certificate of Completion
-USPSF Certified Pole Sport Judge
-Pole Sport Judge Recertification for previously certified USPSF Judges
-National Head Judge Certification 


On Zoom:
Date tbd
$199

The training will take place over two days. The first day will be the class/training. Then, the second day we will offer review, practical application, testing/certifications for those that wish to certify. 

Day one
-full day of teaching the POSA Pole Sport code of points 2021
-practice videos to judge together
-Instruction and clarification on what makes a winning routine
-Breakdown of the POSA Pole Sport Scoring System
-Q&A
-Everyone who completes this day will receive a digital CODE of POINTS Training certificate of completion. 


Day two:
The day will begin with a brief overview and review. Any information that still needs to be covered will be gone over. We will do practical applications (video practice). Then the following tests/certifications will be administered for those who choose and are qualified:
-Judge's Certification
-Judge's Recertification (for those that have previously 
-National Head Judge Certification (for those who are already certified USPSF judges and who pass the head judge exam)
Testing will include both a multiple choice exam and a practical exam of judging pole sport videos.

These zoom sessions will start right on time each day but may finish early. 

Each participant will need to have their own copy of the Code Of Points for their reference. 



Who is the CODE OF POINTS TRAINING for?

For Athletes:

Learn what is required to put together a phenomenal routine and how to maximize your score. Understand how judges score so that you can do your very best. Athletes do not have to take the test if they do not want to. Athletes will receive a digital certificate of completion for taking this course even if they do not test. 





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For Coaches:

Taking the Judge's training will set you apart as a serious and educated coach in pole sports.
Coaches are invited to take the complete Judge's training and then test. 
Even if you never plan to judge, this judge's certification will show that you understand the rules and know what it takes to help your athletes succeed in pole sport. 



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For Prospective/New Judges:

Would you like to be a part of history as a certified POSA judge? The POSA judges training is an internationally acclaimed certification that will qualify you to judge certain POSA national competitions. Your certification will stand as a testament that you understand the scoring and can serve the pole community through your judging.

With your successful completion you will be invited to judge the USPSF Virtual Regionals and *possibly* future events such as USPSF Nationals.  


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For Previously certified POSA Judges:

Are you a certified POSA/USPSF judge?
Has it been awhile since you've judged? Need a refresher on the Code of Points? Take this training to make sure your skill are laser sharp and ready to judge. 
All USPSF judges will be required to have had this training to judge pole sport at USPSF events.


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For Prospective Head Judges

If you are a certified USPSF judge and have judged in the last three years, we invite you to take the NATIONAL HEAD JUDGE CERTIFICATION. You will take the Code of Points Training and then will be given a special test for head judges. Upon successful competition of this certification, you will be qualified to serve as head judge at a National level. 


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Frequently Asked Questions

What supplies do I need for the training?

Please be ready with notebook, pen, a copy of the code of points (digital is fine), snacks, and your water bottle. 

Will there be any breaks?

We will take several small stretch breaks throughout the training and provide for an hour long lunch break. Times will be TBD.

What qualifications do I need to take the training?

Anyone who would like to learn more about the code of points is invited to take the training. You must be a certified USPSF judge to take the head judge training. 

If I pass the judge's certification will I automatically judge the next competition?

There are a lot of things that go into choosing a judging panel. It will be up to the organizers of the event who is chosen. However, having your certification makes you one step closer to judging.