WHAT ARE CLASSIFIERS?

Classifiers evaluate players and determine their Sport Class and Sport Class Status so they can compete in international tournaments. They are trained and qualified to be members of a Classification Panel.

The BWF co-ordinates and delivers classifier training at a national and international level. More information on classifier education, certification and training courses is available in the Classifier Structure and BWF Classifier Structure and Training Guidelines documents which can be downloaded in this section of the website.

The BWF recognizes four levels of classifier:

  • Senior International Classifier
  • International Classifier
  • National Level 2 Classifier
  • National Level 1 Classifier

 

Head of Classification

The Head of Classification is responsible for the direction, administration, coordination and implementation of classification matters for the BWF.

Chief Classifier

This is the role assumed by a Senior International Classifier when appointed for a specific BWF Tournament or BWF sanctioned international tournament, responsible for the direction, administration, coordination, and implementation of classification matters at that tournament.

Senior International Classifier

A Senior International Classifier is a person appointed and certified by the BWF as being competent to evaluate Players as part of a Classification Panel for International Tournaments. A Senior International Classifier can also serve as a Chief Classifier at a BWF Tournament or BWF sanctioned international tournament and can deliver BWF National Level 1 & 2 Classification courses.

International Classifier

An International Classifier is a person appointed and certified by the BWF as being competent to evaluate Players as part of a Classification Panel for International Tournaments.

National Level 2 Classifier

A National Level 2 Classifier has successfully completed the BWF National Level 2 Classifier training and has been certified to be a member of a Classification Panel at a National Tournament. The Classifier must have a medical background to attend this course and is required to adhere to the Classifier’s Code of Conduct.

National Level 1 Classifier

A National Level 1 Classifier has successfully completed the BWF National Level 1 Classifier training and has been certified to be a member of a Classification Panel at a National Tournament. The Classifier may or may not have a medical background and is required to adhere to the Classifier’s Code of Conduct.

Trainee Classifier

A Trainee Classifier is in the process of being trained by the BWF in one or more of the above positions. The Classifier is required to adhere to the Classifier’s Code of Conduct.

 

How to start the Process to become a Classifier, contact Steve at USA Badminton, steve@usabadminton.org