The Technical Official's Education Pathway

Written by  Saturday, 12 May 2018 11:06

The Technical Officials’ Education Pathway is a clear framework that indicates what, how and when a candidate is ready to progress from a State Line Judge, a State Umpire and a State Referee through the levels to reach the status of a BWF international Technical Official.

 

Badminton Australia manage and train all State and National level line judges, umpires and referees. Badminton Oceania and BWF train international level technical officials after receiving nominations from Badminton Australia.

 

What is a line judge?

A line judge is responsible for indicating where a shuttle landed “in” or “out” if the shuttle land near the lines he/she is assigned to monitor.

 

To nominate, State line judge candidates should apply to their State or Territory Association COC directly who will assess their knowledge, experience and prerequisite qualifications. Candidates must have:

  • A minimum of 12 months badminton playing or administration experience and a basic knowledge of the rules of badminton;
  • An in-date working with children check and/or police clearance; and
  • Passed the following four (4) online courses:
    • Australia Sports Commission - Introductory Level Officiating General Principles
    • Play by the Rules ‘Introduction to the Integrity of Sport’ course
    • Play by the Rules Child Protection’ course
    • Play by the Rules ‘Harassment and Discrimination’ course

 

The line judge pathway is as follows:

 

The Technical Officials’ Policy and Pathway document details the course, assessment and prerequisite courses and experience required to pass through the stages to line judge at international tournaments.

 

What is an umpire?

 

The umpire has authority over a match and is in charge of the court and its immediate surrounds. The umpire ensures the match is conducted in accordance with the Laws of Badminton, the rules and regulations of the BWF and any other regulations pertinent to the specific competition.

 

The umpire makes calls regarding service faults and other player faults or lets. The umpire keeps the match score which he or she announces after each point. The Umpire also keeps a record of any incidents of misconduct and reports them to the referee. The umpire’s jurisdiction shall exist from the time the players enter the court before the match until they leave the court after the match. The umpire reports to and acts under the authority of the referee.

 

An umpire can progress through the following pathway:

 

The Technical Officials’ Policy and Pathway document details the course, assessment and prerequisite courses and experience required to pass through the stages to umpire at international tournaments.

 

What is a referee?

 

The referee is overall in charge of the tournament competition ensuring that the tournament is conducted in accordance with the Laws of Badminton, the rules and regulations of the BWF and any other regulations pertinent to the specific competition.

 

The referee ensures that the players are given facilities (including practice facilities) and playing conditions of an appropriate standard and safety, approval of the programme of play and practice schedule, ensuring the transport setup will meet the needs of the events and the overall monitoring of matters related to the fair and proper conduct the tournament for the players.

 

The referee shall also ensure that there is an adequate panel of technical officials of requisite ability and appropriate international representation.

 

A referee can progress through the following pathway:

 

The Technical Officials’ Policy and Pathway document details the course, assessment and prerequisite courses and experience required to pass through the stages to umpire at international tournaments.

 

A comprehensive summary of the Technical Official’s Framework is in the Technical Officials’ resources section. It serves as a guide for candidates wanting to progress through the levels of a technical official.

 

 

 

 

 

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