Referee Courses

Whether you’re interested in taking your first steps as a squash referee or officiating world-class players, our courses can help you realise your refereeing ambitions.

Introduction to Refereeing

This course is the perfection introduction to the world of officiating. With specific focus on the stroke and let rules, this 45 minutes course is the ideal informal setting to get to grips with the basic calls of the game.

Full Refereeing Course

Scottish Squash have developed a 3 hour course for new referees. This is the official first step to becoming a qualified referee.

This course is the pre-requisite for the Grade 3 Refereeing Assessment and Qualification.

During the course candidates will:

  • Be introduced to the responsibilities and calls of a Referee
  • Discuss the Rules of Squash
  • Analyse examples of refereeing utilising a DVD and discussion sessions ◦Blood and Injuries
    • Interference
    • Conduct on Court
    • Penalties

Pre-requisites:

  • Course candidates must be a minimum of 14 years of age
  • Minimum numbers – 8 candidates
  • Maximum numbers -16 candidates
  • Host venue must supply a television and DVD player

If you and others would like a course in your area and can meet the minimum number of delegates required please contact info@scottishsquash.org

Grade 3 Referee Qualification

A Grade 3 Referee is the first level of a qualified referee in Scotland. In order to become a Grade 3 qualified Referee individuals should have the following pre-requisites.

Grade 3 Pre-requisites:

  • Attended the full refereeing course (3 hours)
  • Completed and passed theory test

At this stage candidates are ready to be carry out the practical assessment to become qualified as a Grade 3 Referee. Candidates will be assessed by a Scottish Squash recognised assessor at specific competitions. Two assessments are normally required for an assessor to determine whether the candidate can achieve their Grade 3 Refereeing qualfication.

There is no ongoing assessment to remain as a Grade 3 qualified Referee.

Grade 2 Referee Qualification 

A Grade 2 Referee is the middle level of a qualified referee in Scotland. In order to become a Grade 2 qualified Referee individuals should have the following pre-requisites.

Grade 2 Pre-requisites:

  • Hold a Grade 3 Referee qualification
  • A log-book of selected matches that have been refereed since attaining Grade 3 (Log-book template available here)

At this stage candidates may be ready to carry out the practical assessment to become a Grade 2 qualified Referee. Candidates will be assessed by a Scottish Squash recognised assessor at a specific level and specific competitions.

Two assessments are required to be passed to gain your Grade 2 Referee qualification.

There is no ongoing assessment to remain as a Grade 2 qualified Referee.

National Grade Referee Qualification

A National Grade Referee is the highest level of referee qualification delivered by Scottish Squash. in order to become a National Grade Referee individuals should have the following pre-requisites.

National Grade Pre-requisites:

  • Hold a Grade 2 Referee qualification
  • A detailed log-book of matches that have been refereed during your development (Log-book template available here).

At this stage candidates may be ready to carry out the practical assessment to become a Grade 2 qualified Referee. Candidates will be assessed by a Scottish Squash recognised assessor at a specific level and specific competitions.

Two assessments are required to be passed to gain your National Grade Referee qualification.

There is an ongoing assessment to maintain the qualification as a National Grade Referee. Qualified National Grade Referees must be re-assessed every 3 years by a recognised Scottish Squash assessor.

Regional Grade Referees – Europe

We nominate newly-qualified National Grade referees to the European Squash Federation where they will have the opportunity to take part in major European events and work towards achieving Regional Grade Referee status.

World Squash Federation Referees

Regional Grade Referees who demonstrate exceptional talent, skills and commitment will be nominated to the World Squash Federation to be considered for World Squash Referee appointment.