The Alberta Powerlifting Union relies on many hardworking volunteers to help run its organization, including referees. Referees are an integral part in the success of powerlifting competitions across Alberta. The following recognizes referees in Alberta, their officiating status, and place of residence:
Want to become a Referee?
There are many ways to contribute to our sport and one way is becoming an APU Referee. As an APU Referee, your job is vital in our organization by providing a fair, unbiased judgement of our athletes on the platform. As well, you make sure each athlete and their coach/handler follows and understands the IPF rule-book, approved equipment, and the weigh-in procedures.
1. Competed at least 3 times in APU/CPU powerlifting events
2. At least two years of powerlifting experience
3. Understands the IPF rulebook deeply
4. Previous APU volunteering background
5. Able to commit to at least two events per year to referee
There are two parts involved in becoming a referee:
1. Take a written test where you must achieve a 90% or higher to pass. You can take this test on the day of your practical or earlier. Contact the Referee Chairmen to set up a time that works for both parties.
2. Take a practical test where you sit as the Head Referee for a full session at any APU contest where the Referee Chairmen is present. You will be evaluated on your judgement calls, commands, presentation, and overall ability to referee a contest.
If you are successful after both testable portions, you will become APUs newest Provincial Referee!
The Referee Chairmen will facilitate the whole process. If you are interest in becoming an APU Referee or have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
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IPF Rulebook Digest
The Alberta Powerlifting Union has produced this two page document outlining what it takes to be successful at your first few competitions. The document provides information on lift commands, technical requirements, weigh-in procedures, and approved brand lists. We hope this helps new lifters learn the basics without having to read the full IPF rulebook before hand. This is a great document to print out and keep in your gym bag when competing!