The art and sport of pole athletics has grown immensely in recent years and the need for an organized federation became clear. In response to this need, a group of passionate professional pole athletes created the International Pole Sports and Arts Federation to ensure recognition of pole as a sport.
With sports recognition as its goal, the IPSAF was created to unite, regulate, organize, lead, and develop the practice and competition of pole sports and pole art around the world. As an international federation, the IPSAF supports, represents, and defends all affiliated country federations. All affiliated competitions are standardized in athlete expectations and judging methods.
- To acknowledge and establish the different aspects of pole, namely pole sport and pole art
- To organize championships and/or competitions inherent in their practice
- To establish and enforce all technical and ethical rules regarding the practice of activities that it regulates
- To organize the training and development of pole sport professionals around the world, including coaches, judges, and athletes
- To implement professional trainings for judges, coaches, and athletes according to the rules
- To guide pole sports towards international recognition through the International Olympic Committee
Switzerland was the first country to join the IPSAF, quickly followed by Russia, France, Brazil, Italy, Croatia, and the United States of America. Many other countries are in the process of creating their own federations and joining the IPSAF in order to provide global values, experience, and standardization to the art and sport of pole.
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