About this course

This training is a required part to become a certified WSF C Level Judge and, with more experience in judging, progress to higher levels.


The goal of this course is to teach you all the basics you need to judge Snowboard competitions. This knowledge spans from trick identification to how to judge those trick and includes everything you need to know how to work as a judge.

So even in case you don’t want to judge it will be extremely helpful to learn about Freestyle Snowboarding and tricks. 


Being a certified d C-Level Judges does give you the permission to judge regional and national events.


To become a C-level judge you will need to complete this course and the included test. This will be followed by a in person judge clinic (either in real live or online). 


After completion of the online course, you will receive a certificate. Send the certificate to judging@worldsnowboardfederation.org and we will inform you about the upcoming judge clinics.


After passing the judge clinic you will receive a C-Level Judge certificate, allowing you to judge respective events.


We will publish a list of all certified judges online. If you want to be on there make sure you explicitly state this (yes) in your thinkific profile. 


If you believe that based on your experience you will not need to do the full training please write us an email to judging@worldsnowboardfederation.org  including information on your experience. We will then send you a link to a test that is required to become certified.


In case you find any mistakes in the education please flag them under this link: https://forms.gle/bEprxqGXg9sEi4j49


For questions or general feedback please write to judging@worldsnowboardfederation.org  . 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Judging Basics

    • Introduction

    • Intro Judging & Behavior and ethics

    • Prerequisites

    • General code of conduct

    • Interactive Exercise

  • 2

    Scoring Procedures

    • Scoring Principle

    • Interactive Exercise

  • 3

    Responsibilities & working procedures

    • Overview of Responsibilities & working procedures

    • Interactive exercise

  • 4

    Trick identification Basics for Straight Jumps and Halfpipe

    • Theory

    • Big Air Trick identification Exercise 1

    • Big Air Trick identification Exercise 2

    • Halfpipe Trick identification exercise 1

    • Halfpipe Trick identification exercise 2

    • Interactive exercise

  • 5

    Steno

    • Introduction to steno systems

    • Steno Quiz

    • Manual excercises

    • Video Steno Exercise 1

    • Video Steno Exercise 2

    • Flow Exercise - explanation

    • Flow Exercise

    • Guess the right Trick - explanation

    • Guess the right trick

  • 6

    Range setting

    • Introduction to range setting

    • Interactive exercise

  • 7

    Big Air

    • Basics | Trick Identification Reminder | DEAL and DEAL Difficulty

    • Video DEAL 1 - Difficulty

    • DEAL - Execution

    • Video DEAL 1 - Execution

    • DEAL - Amplitude

    • Video DEAL 1 - Amplitude

    • DEAL - Landing

    • Video DEAL 1 - Landing

    • DEAL - Overall Judging

    • Video DEAL 1 - Overall Judging

    • Video DEAL 2

    • Video DEAL 3

    • Quiz

  • 8

    Rails

    • Basics & Trick identification

    • Rails tricks animated

    • Rails Trick ID L1

    • Rails Trick ID L2

    • Steno

    • Rail Steno Ex 1a

    • Rail Steno Ex 2a

    • Deal & Difficulty

    • Ex 1 - Difficulty

    • Ex 2 - Difficulty

    • Execution

    • Ex 1 - Execution

    • Ex 2 - Execution

    • Landing

    • Ex 1 - Landing

    • Ex 2 - Landing

    • Overall Judging

    • Ex 1 - Overall Impression

    • Ex 2 - Overall Impression

    • Rails quiz

  • 9

    Halfpipe

    • Basics & Steno

    • Steno Quiz

    • Video Steno 1

    • Video Steno 2

    • Analyzing runs based on DAVE & Difficulty

    • Video - Difficulty 1

    • Video - Difficulty 2

    • Dave - Amplitude

    • Video - Amplitude 1

    • Video - Amplitude 2

    • Dave - Variety

    • Video - Variety 1

    • Video - Variety 2

    • Dave - Execution

    • Video - Execution 1

    • Video - Execution 2

    • Dave - Overall Judging

    • Video - Overall 1

    • Video - Overall 2

    • HP quiz

  • 10

    Slopestyle

    • Bascis & Steno

    • Steno video exercise 1

    • Steno video exercise 2

    • DAVE & Difficulty

    • Video Difficulty 1

    • Video Difficulty 2

    • Amplitude

    • Video Amplitude 1

    • Video Amplitude 2

    • Variety

    • Video Variety 1

    • Video Variety 2

    • Execution

    • Video Execution 1

    • Video Execution 2

    • Overall Impression

    • Video Overall Impression 1

    • Video Overall Impression 2

    • Quiz Slopestyle

  • 11

    Test

    • Testing - how to - Read carefully!

    • Practical & Theoretical Test

    • The end -you have done it!