Club Referee Course

A club referee is the first level in the referee hierarchy in Weightlifting. The hierarchy includes the following levels in ascending order of status:

  • Club Referee
  • State Referee
  • National Referee
  • International Referee Category 2
  • International Referee Category 1

It is not necessary for a person to have experience as a competitor in Weightlifting in order to referee competently.

There are two modules (as you can see below) in this Club Referee Course. The first module is Referee Basics and this covers on the basic responsibilities of a referee at a competition. The second module focuses on the rules of the lifts as defined by the International Weightlifting Federation in the Technical and Competition Rules and Regulations (TCRR) . Later your will learn more rules and regulations in the next course for “State Referee”. To move on to the State Referee Course, you will need to complete first this Club Referee Course.

The structure of the Club Referee course is as follows:

  1. Referee Basics
  2. General rules for lifts
    1. General rules for lifts
    2. Incorrect movements

There are two quizzes that you must complete to a passmark of 80% to acquire the club referee status. If you don’t succeed first time, you will be able to try again.