The Spheres Explained

The Spheres are broad categories of the Judge Program, each run by a team of judges with a Level 3 judge as leader. Each leader have as main responsibility the maintenance, coordination, and communication with other leaders about these broad categories. They are empowered by the Program Coordinators to make broad decisions on strategic direction within their Spheres, to facilitate getting involved, to help along struggling projects, and to recognize great contributions.

Sphere Leaders are not an Advanced Role and do not rotate every 18 months. The Spheres and their leaders are decided by the Program Coordinators.

These are not traditional Spheres, as they have been built from the opposite direction. Rather than take a person and find something for them to do, the Program Coordinators have identified what needs doing and chosen the appropriate people to do it. The leaders will be reviewed periodically to ensure things are working.

Some projects will require cooperation across multiple spheres. A few projects don’t fit in any particular Sphere, and the Program Coordinators will be handling those directly. But this group will be the primary points of contact for many of the day-to-day functions of the Judge Program. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to them with a great idea, an offer of help, or a request for assistance.

 

Coaching

Ivan Petkovic
Germany

Ivan Petkovic
Germany

Conferences

Damian Hiller
Argentina

Damian Hiller
Argentina

Exemplar

Bryan Prillaman
Florida (USA)

Bryan Prillaman
Florida (USA)

Grand Prix Operations

Kevin Desprez
France

Kevin Desprez
France

Judge Conduct

Johanna Virtanen
Finland

Johanna Virtanen
Finland

Learning

Sophie Pagès
France

Sophie Pagès
France

Judge Levels

Alfonso Bueno
Spain

Alfonso Bueno
Spain

Player Investigations

Johanna Virtanen
Finland

Johanna Virtanen
Finland

Regional Communities

Sebastian Pękala
Poland

Sebastian Pękala
Poland

Social Media & Web Platforms

David de la Iglesia
Spain

David de la Iglesia
Spain

Technology

Jason Lemahieu
Wisconsin (USA)

Jason Lemahieu
Wisconsin (USA)

Tournament Policy

Toby Elliott
Massachusetts (USA)

Toby Elliott
Massachusetts (USA)

Translations

Juan Del Compare
Argentina

Juan Del Compare
Argentina