Enhance your knowledge and skills
Being a referee in squash requires a deep understanding of the rules and regulations governing the game. Officiating is challenging because squash is so fast paced with players competing within a confined space. To enhance your knowledge and skills, it is highly recommended for referees to make the most of the WSO resources and become a member of the WSO. By doing so, you will gain access to a wealth of information on the latest updates to the rules, techniques, interpretations, and strategies used in the game. The WSO gives you the opportunity to develop your abilities and move through the pathway by working through the training material (in line with your NGBs requirements) and the certification programmes offered by WSO.
Making the most of the available resources and becoming a member of WSO is highly beneficial for referees in squash. It allows you to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the game and improve your skills as an official, it also provides you with a pathway of refereeing that leads to the pinnacle of the game, while offering access to a supportive community of like-minded individuals.
- Become officially qualified
- Work your way up through the levels
- Improve knowledge and understanding of the rules and regulations of squash
- Gain insights into best practices for managing matches and maintaining control over players and situations
- Develop effective communication skills with players, coaches, and other officials
- Build credibility and confidence as an official, which can lead to more opportunities for higher-level matches and events
- Gain access to ongoing training and development opportunities to stay up-to-date with the latest rules and trends in the sport
- Expand your network and connections within the squash community, which can lead to new opportunities and experiences
- Aspire to referee at PSA and WSF events
A global network
Being a member of the WSO provides you with a platform to network with other professionals in the field. This allows you to exchange ideas, share experiences, and collaborate on best practices for effective officiating. Aspirationally, WSO is the provider to all PSA World Tour events and WSF major Championships and aspiring referees must be part of the WSO pathway to make it to this level of officiating.