BWF Technical Officials’ Resources Available Online!

April 16, 2019

BWF has recently completed the first set of resources for training technical officials, consisting of a Line Judges’ Manual, an Umpires’ Manual (Level 1) and a Referees’ Manual (Level 1), as well as accompanying educational videos.

These educational resources can be used by Members Associations in their training programmes, as well as by any interested individuals who want to improve their knowledge.  The Line Judges’ Manual, Umpires’ Manual & Referee’s Manual can be downloaded at no cost from our Education website (here).

These resources are aimed at helping train technical officials starting at the grassroots level, focusing on the knowledge and skills candidates will need to successfully officiate up to a national level. They address the basic knowledge and skills that new technical officials need, as well as practical tips and scenarios to deepen their understanding. They also aim to help new candidates understand the pathway open to them if these choose to advance to higher levels of officiating.

The Level 1 Umpires’ and Referees’ Manuals cover up to national levels of officiating, while Level 2 (currently in production) will cover up to the continental level.  The Line Judges’ Manual consists of a single level, covering grassroots through international line judging.  These resources are currently available in English, and they will be published in other languages in the near future.