It is USTA’s policy to have a fair and equitable policy and procedure for the selection of US judges for the WBTF World Championships and the WBTF International Cup Championships.
All candidates applying to be represent the US on the WBTF World or IC judging panel must meet the following requirements.
|WORLD JUDGE||IC JUDGE|
|Current USTA Professional Elite Member||Current USTA Professional Elite Member|
|Supportive of USTA/CAS Philosophies||Supportive of USTA/CAS Philosophies|
|Must be a Master Judge||Must be at least a US Pre-Trials Judge|
|Must have International Judging Experience (i.e., World, IC, or WBTF country specific competitions)||Must have Judged a US National Competition in a full time capacity|
|If you are selected to judge at The World Championships you must also judge The US Trials||If selected to judge IC Championships you must judge the US Nationals|
|Understands the obligation to enforce the philosophy of the WBTF||Understands the obligation to enforce the philosophy of the WBTF|
|Knowledgeable of the WBTF concepts, processes and criteria in all judging applications||Knowledgeable of the WBTF concepts, processes and criteria in all judging applications|
|Have a good rapport with the U.S. Trials coaches community and able to verbalize helpful comments and suggestions in the critique and/or training sessions||Have a good rapport with the U.S. coaches community and able to verbalize helpful comments and suggestions.|
|Supportive of the selection of World Team members||Supportive of the selection of IC Team members|
|Ability to speak knowledgeably in an international setting||Ability to speak knowledgeably in an international setting|
|Respect of other countries and their cultures||Respect of other countries and their cultures|
|Deal with stress and ability to be flexible||Deal with stress and ability to be flexible|
|Keep oneself physically and mentally fit||Keep oneself physically and mentally fit|
|Bring no reproach on oneself, the judging profession or the WBTF||Bring no reproach on oneself, the judging profession or the WBTF|
PROCESS OF WORLD JUDGES SELECTION:
In addition to the above requirements, applicants must follow the below instructions in order to official apply for either judging panel.
- Submit timely response to invitation email which is sent to all qualified judges around the October/November time frame.
- Complete all related assignments on time
- Provide feedback to the rating panel on the selection process
- If selected, accept or decline invitation to judge, if accepting the invitation, sign judging contract
Results of the selection process will be provided to each applicant within one month from completion of the process.