Dedicated Tournament Director Requirement Waiver Form
Per USQ policy (
), for tournaments with four or fewer teams, the certified tournament director who is organizing the event may also have another role at the event (e.g. player, referee, coach, etc.). For tournaments with five or more teams, there must be at least one certified TD who serves exclusively in that role (as a dedicated TD) for the entire duration of the event. For tournaments using three or more pitches, there must be an additional certified TD involved with the planning of the event.
Tournaments may apply for a waiver through this form if they wish to utilize non-dedicated TDs. The application is due 2 weeks before the tournament date, but later applications will be accepted on a case by case basis. Waivers are not granted automatically and will only be granted in certain circumstances, such as with:
- A shortage of referees in the region where the event is being held and the TD would need to serve as a head referee for at least one game
- A new team that does not have non-playing staff who could fill the role of a dedicated TD
If approved, an event with five or more teams will be permitted to use TDs who have another role during the event. However, a non-playing TD must still be available at all times.
The goal of the waiver program is to offer additional support and flexibility to tournaments who do not have the capacity or resources for a dedicated TD. Those who are approved for a waiver will need to have a pre-event meeting with a USQ staffer at least one week prior to the tournament date.
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Contact Name of Applicant
Contact Phone Number of Applicant
Applicant's Role with the Event
One of the other TDs involved with planning the event
On the leadership of the hosting team
Has this event been submitted to the USQ Events Calendar?
Why are you requesting a waiver?
If approved, who would serve as the on-site TDs and what other roles would they have (IE coaching, playing, reffing)?
How would you switch off from one TD to the other? When would that schedule be determined?
Are all these TDs currently certified?
All TDs involved with planning and running a USQ official and/or sanctioned event must be certified at least one week before their tournament. Exceptions to this policy may be made in the case of an emergency.
I understand that if the waiver is granted that I must have a pre-event meeting with a USQ staff member at least a week before my event.
All the TDs involved with your event are invited to attend this meeting.
Is there anything else we should know about your event?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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