REFEREE DEVELOPMENTAL AND CREDENTIALING
Para Powerlifting Rules and Regulations are mandatory for all World Para Powerlifting and USA
Para Powerlifting recognized competitions. The overall governance and management of all IPC Sports (including World
Para Powerlifting) is subject to the detailed provisions of Chapter 2.7 of the IPC Handbook.
PROGRAM FOR DEVELOPING AND
In order to provide equitable and uniform officiating for
Para Powerlifting Athletes within the United States of America, USA Para
Powerlifting adopted a clinical protocol fordeveloping and
classifying USA Local and Regional Referees. Ultimately, by successfully
undertaking the training/credentialing pathway and available officiating
opportunities, interested individuals will have the opportunity to become IPC/
World Para Powerlifting Referees.
USAPP MANDATORY REFEREE CLINICS -- WHO MAY TEACH CLINICS?
Any current IPC Recognized Cat. I or Cat. II Referee
in good standing with the IPC and USAPP, can teach the clinics after attending
one clinic at each level and being recognized as a trainer by the USA Para
Powerlifting High Performance Referees Committee. This designation is
accompanied by appointment to the High Performance Referees Committee.
At these clinics, the candidates will learn the
methodology of uniform application of specific rules and protocols defined in
the IPC Handbook The USA Para Powerlifting rules handbook is
the IPC Handbook. The Clinics are designed to take any person,
with or without prior experience, who’s interested in becoming a USA Para
Powerlifting referee, through the local level on the pathway to becoming a
National IPC Referee It is virtually impossible to become wholly proficient in
understanding and applying the rules and regulations of performance and
administration with only a few hours of training. Therefore, we have adopted a
multi-level specificity of training program. It includes didactic, hands on,
and real-time training. To be certified at any specific officiating level, it
will be necessary to attend the corresponding certification clinic and
demonstrate proficiency by passing both a written and practical test.
Please note: that these clinics may be changed at any time as
Serving as a USAPP Technical Official (TO), is dependent upon not being barred
from participation by the USA PPAZJT, the IPC/ World Para Powerlifting, or any
of their bodies, or a judiciary decree.
USAPP REFEREE PATHWAY
Referees will have an official “License Book” in which to log their
– No prior experience necessary. Complete Level 1 Referees’ Clinic
Credentialed Local Referees may participate as a Chair Referee at any
USAPP Regional Referee – Has worked a minimum of 2
events with an IPC Referee.
Complete Level II Referees’ Clinic
Regional Referees may participate at any local event in any position.
USAPP- National Referee – Worked a minimum of 4 events
with an IPC Referee.At least two of the events must be USAPP Sanctioned Events.
Complete Level II Referees’ Clinic
Recommended for ascension
submitted by the HPRC to the USAPP
level USAPP Referee may participate in an HPRC designated position at USA Para
COMPENSATION AND EXPENSES
Candidates and Certified USAPP Referees are
responsible for any and all expenses for travel, food and accommodations
to/from and during all clinics. Neither USAPP, IPC nor World Para Powerlifting
will be responsible for any costs associated with candidates’ participation at
any clinic. This does not exclude any voluntary third party reimbursement.
USAPP is a tax exempt 501-3c organization.
There is an IPC established pathway to attain IPC
Referee certification. The process is exclusively within the purview of the
IPC/World Para Powerlifting organization. The NGB has the authority to submit
candidates provided to them by the USA HPRC.
WORLD PARA POWERLIFTING REFEREE PATHWAY
Since the Pathway
information is updated routinely by the IPC /World Para Powerlifting, the
material is not being enclosed within this explanation. We direct you to go to their website and
specific heading: https://www.paralympic.org/powerlifting