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About World Squash Officiating

The WSO is a partnership between the WSF and the PSA to create an online education and assessment portal to standardise officiating qualifications worldwide as well as containing useful resources.

From a basic rules test (Level 0) through to the highest level of elite Referees (Level 5), worldsquashofficiating.com is a platform for everyone wishing to improve their knowledge of the game with the aim of creating a worldwide standard in refereeing and a clear referee pathway.


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The guidelines below outline the aims, objectives and assessment criteria of each level.

Level 0 (Rules)

Aims

  • To provide a basic overview and introduction to the Rules of Squash for anyone wishing to have an entry level understanding.

Objectives

  • To safely participate in a game of Squash.

Assessment

  • Basic online rules test.

Level 1 (Club)

Aims

  • Introductory level course for those wishing to enhance their play or build their basic officiating skills.

Objectives

  • To demonstrate basic refereeing skills
  • Increased Squash knowledge
  • Ability to referee matches

Assessments

  • Completion of modular course work and periodic online testing.

 

Level 2 (Tournament)

Aims

  • To develop the referee and further expand knowledge beyond the basic understanding of officiating.

Objectives

  • Understand the rules and their application
  • Understand player movement
  • Have good presentation and control of the match
  • Have good communication with players
  • Understand the roles of Referee/ Marker

Assessments

  • Modular coursework and periodic online testing
  • Production of relevant activity level
  • Submission of portfolio including self- reflection /feedback /performance appraisals
  • Approval by member nation panel

Level 3 (National)

Aims

  • Further developing officiating skills to a national level by enhancing knowledge, understanding and interpretation of the rules.

Objectives

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the rules and their application
  • Beginning to show understanding of elite player movement and play
  • Have good presentation and control of the match
  • Have good composure and body language under stress
  • Have clear communication with players
  • Undertake the roles of the Referee/ Marker

Assessments

  • Modular coursework and periodic online testing
  • Production of approved activity level
  • Submission of portfolio including self- reflection /feedback /performance appraisals
  • Approval by member nation panel

Level 4 (Continental)

Aims

  • Builds upon advanced knowledge and experience by focusing on the subtlety and attention to detail required to officiate at major national and international events.

Objectives

  • Excellent understanding of the rules and their application
  • Understanding of elite level player movement and play
  • Excellent presentation and control of the match
  • Very good composure and body language under stress
  • Clear communication with players
  • Undertake the role of referee/ marker

Assessments

  • Modular coursework and periodic online testing
  • Production of approved activity level
  • Submission of portfolio including self- reflection /feedback /performance appraisals
  • Approval by WSO panel

Level 5 (World)

Aims

  • Highest level of refereeing achievable in squash, developing a complete understanding of officiating skills to referee at the pinnacle of the game.

Objectives

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the rules and their application
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of elite player movement and play
  • Demonstrate advanced presentation and control of a match
  • Demonstrate advanced composure and body language under stress
  • Demonstrate clear communication with players

Assessments

  • Modular coursework and periodic online testing
  • Production of approved activity level
  • Submission of portfolio including self- reflection /feedback /performance appraisals
  • Approval by WSO panel