BWF Technical Officials Education Resources

Sept. 14, 2018, 6:25 p.m. (ET)

Dear Members and Continental Confederations:

As part of Badminton World Federation's (BWF) long-term strategy to grow the number and quality of technical officials around the world, BWF is developing educational resources for each type of technical official: Referee, Umpire, and Line Judge.

These resources are intended to provide much-needed support to all member associations, but in particular, those with minimal programming in the technical officials area.

BWF encourages all member associations' members and any interested individuals to access these resources by registering at the BWF Education site:

The Level 1 Umpires’ Manual is now available for download from the BWF Education site, and the supporting videos are available for viewing at BWFTV at:

In the coming months we will release the Level 1 Referees’ Manual focused on how to referee up to the national level.

In 2019 BWF plans to release the following:

  • Member Association Resource Guide – to guide member associations how to set-up governance structures and strategies for technical officials development, and how to recruit and develop technical officials using the BWF Educational Resources, including practical training and evaluation guidelines.
  • Level 2 Umpires’ Manual – how to umpire up to the continental level.
  • Level 2 Referees’ Manual – how to referee up to the continental level.

If you have any questions related to this resource or how your members can access it, please contact me or BWF Educational Resources Manager Sharon Springer (