JUDGES TRAINING COURSE

Welcome to our Judges Training. We take great pride in having highly trained and skilled judges. Thank you for doing your part to become the best judge (or athlete or coach) you can be.

This course is organized in a digital, online, and on demand format. The Judges Training Course Outline is below. Please note that this is a living website. All the required information is already available. However, we will continue to add more content to this course as it is created.  

When you feel ready you may:
* Take the final exam multiple choice test
* Take the final exam practical exam (video test)

For the video test, please watch the video only once and judge in real time (without going back and rewatching). This is because this is how it will be in a real competition. You owe it to yourself and the athletes to be able to judge in real time. If you do not pass, you may go back and study and then you will be provided with an additional practical exam to take. New judges will need to in addition schedule a live proctored video test (through zoom) to be able to judge live competitions.

Good luck and drop in the Facebook group with any questions.
Katrina- USPSF Master Trainer, International Head Judge, USPSF President 

To Do

Read through in entirety the Code of Points, the Judges Manual, and the Rules and Regulations

Watch each video

Watch the practice videos

Do the practice tests

Take the Final Exams

Facebook Group

We have also created a Facebook group where you can watch the videos, ask questions or comment, and collaborate as a group.

Zoom Calls

Occasionally we will have live zoom meetings for practice and question/answer sessions. Check your emails and the Facebook group for invites to these calls. Unless otherwise noted, this will be the zoom link.  
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Resources and Documents

Additional documents can be found on our Documents page.

Judges Manual (2021)

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Head Judge Checklist (2021)

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Pole Sport Code of Points (2022)

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Aerial Hoop and Silk Code of Points (2022)

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POSA Rules and Regulations (2021)

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Introduction to Judging

Introduction Video

Execution Section

Execution Explanation Video

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Execution Practice Video

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Execution Score Sheet

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Execution Practice Test

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Difficulty Section

Difficulty Explanation Video

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Difficulty Sheet for Practice Video 1

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Difficulty Practice Video 1

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Difficulty Sheet for Practice Video 2

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Difficulty Practice Video 2

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Difficulty Practice Test

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Artistic Section

Artistic Explanation Video

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Artistic Practice Video

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Artistic Score Sheet

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Artistic Practice Test

Coming Soon

General Scoring Principles and Head Judge Section

Explanation Video

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Practice Video

Coming Soon

Head Judge Score Sheet

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Practice Test

Coming Soon

Previous Live Session Recordings and Practice Videos

See links to Practice Videos further below

August 7, 2021

Topics:
Introduction (13:58)
Artistic Explanation (24:48)
*note: General Content Bonus is for floorwork
Artistic Practice Video A (2:01:52)

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August 8, 2021

Topics:
Artistic Practice Video B (10:39)
Artistic Practice Video C (57:20)
Execution Explanation (1:29:52)
Execution Practice Video B (1:38:59)
Execution Practice Video D (2:03:10)
Execution Practice Video (2:18:30)
Head Judge Explanation (2:30:44)
Difficulty Explanation (2:34:55)
Difficulty Practice Video B (2:46:38)

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March 12, 2022 (AM)

Topics:
Introduction (13:37)
Execution Explanation (43:51)
Difficulty Explanation (1:36:40)
General Q&A (1:47:13)
Difficulty Explanation (2:10:59)
Doubles Explanation (2:17:22)
Difficulty Explanation (2:24:23)

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March 13, 2022 (AM)

Topics:
General Q&A (6:14)
Artistic Explanation (10:23)
Doubles Lifts Explanation (2:08:10)
General Scoring Principle and Head Judge  Explanation (2:16:26)
Difficulty Q&A (2:45:51)
Pole Art Explanation (2:52:13)
Classique Explanation (3:02:01)

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March 13, 2022 (PM)

Topics:
Artistic Q&A (2:25)
Artistic Practice Video E (29:48)

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TESTING

Take the multiple choice test.

Then watch the videos and score on your paper score sheets.

Then transfer your answers into the Google form below to submit your video scores.

Multiple Choice Test

This test must be closed book and taken in one hour.

Multiple Choice Test

Difficulty Sheet for Judging

Review this Difficulty Sheet for your video

Download Difficulty Sheet

Video for Judging

Watch this video and judge all sections

Watch this Video

Submit Scores

Use this Google Form to submit your video judging answers

Submit Scores Here

Pole Art

Pole Art Explanation Video

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Pole Art Rules and Regulations

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Classique

Classique Explanation Video

Coming Soon

Classique Rules and Regulations

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Classique Score Sheets

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