DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED SUCESS OF IPSF NATIONALS NEW DATE & QUALIFICATION ADDED
Many competitions have double and even tripled in participation. With this in mind, we would like to announce some changes to the qualifying criteria and the dates for the Worlds in order to help us manage the number of Elite athletes attending this event:
IPSF ISSUE A STATEMENT OF FACT REGARDING POSA
Regarding the insinuations and statements made by the Pole Sports and Arts World Federation - POSA and its national federations, to clarify any misunderstandings or misinterpretations that may lead to the community being misled.
IPSF TRAINING PLATFORM LAUNCHED
We are delighted to announce the launch of the IPSF new Training Platform.
New courses in many languages are being added weekly. Over 30 courses are currently online.
OPEN ONLINE MEETING FOR NON-IPSF FEDERATIONS AND THOSE INSPIRED TO BECOME IPSF GOVERNING BODIES IN THEIR COUNTRY
The IPSF would like to invite NON-IPSF federations, associations and groups and individual to an online presentation and Question and Answer session to discuss the future of pole sports for national governing bodies.
Characteristics, Values and Activities of Pole Sports
Pole has come a long way over the last 6 years. Read about what value our sport has to offer to the wider sporting community
IPSF is Awarded GAISF (SportAccord) Observer Status
The IPSF is proud to announce that Pole Sports and the IPSF joins 6 other federations in becoming the first new federations awarded the two year Observer Status
New Para Pole Categories Launched
Year 2 of the IPSF's 5 year plan and in consultation with the Para Pole athletes the IPSF have launched 3 new categories in line with Paralympic criteria.
CRACK THE CODE - VIDEO EDITION
CRACK THE CODE LAUNCHES WITH A VIDEO VERSION TO HELP ATHLETES AROUND THE WORLD UNDERSTAND THE CODE OF POINTS. GET ACTIVE AND JOIN IN THIS FANTASTIC CHALLANGE FOR ALL AGES AND ALL LEVELS
SPORTS DESTINATION WRITES ABOUT THE IPSF
The face of pole is changing rapidly and that is currently being reflected in the way the media is writting about our sport and also which media is writting about it
THE IPSF LAUNCHES NEW LOGOS
The IPSF is moving into a new phase with the launch of the WORLD POLE WEEKEND and its new disciplines. As our sport is evolving and expanding, the IPSF is growing too! After 8th years the committee felt that so much had changed and update to the IPSF logo would reflect the transformation our sport is undergoing READ MORE
FREE FACEBOOK SEMINAR
Offering an overview of IPSF competitions presented by IPSF Master Trainers. Find out which competition is for you and how to apply. It will cover Pole Sports, Artistic Pole and Ultra Pole.
English – March 20th 7pm GMT
Spanish – March 22nd 7pm GMT
READ MORE ON HOW TO JOIN
THE IPSF MEET WITH THE IOC
On the 1st February 2017 the International Pole Sports Federation met with the International Olympic Committee to discuss the IPSF's application for sporting recognition with the IOC. This is a first for Pole and a historical moment for our sport.
Pole Studios, Coaches and Instructors – let the new year bring you new opportunities!
As the new year begins, it is a great time to start looking ahead and planning for the success of your pole business in 2017.
THE IPSF ARE MEETING WITH THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS TEAM!
On December 6, 2016, only three short months after their first official International Olympic Committee Application, the IPSF received news that not only did they make a positive impression on the IOC, but the IOC was requesting a feedback meeting to discuss the application.
CRACK THE CODE IS BACK!
Win 2 VIP tickets to the 2017 World Pole Sports Championships and World Pole Weekend for Christmas! For the entire month of December, the IPSF is hosting the 2017WPSC Crack the Code Challenge!
READ OUR BLOG - THE CHANGE IN PERCEPTIONS
There is change afoot! No longer is pole committed to the gossip pages. Our sport is finding its way into the sports pages more and more! We have evolved and it looks like the world is starting to notice!READ MORE
READ ALL ABOUT THIS MONTHS NEWS
So much has been going on we can hardly keep up. Make sure you do!READ MORE
POLE SPORTS DOCUMENTORY
Calling all youth athletes from the UK. Minio Films are reserching the idea for a Pole Sports documentory. If you are between the ages of 10-16 and concidering competing at the UK national championships in May FIND OUT MORE HERE
TAFISA WORLD GAMES
WORLD POLE WEEKEND ANNOUNCED!
IPSF BECOME WADA SIGNATORIES
THE IPSF APPLY FOR IOC RECOGNITION
The future of pole...
The IPSF have applied to the International Olympic Committee for recognition as a sport. FIND OUT MORE
Ever fallen off the pole?
Read this amazing blog post from Kriston Leagh about the emotion of falling while performing
ATHLETES COMMISSION ANNOUNCED
We have been in the news a lot!
We have always given the pole community the opertunity to have their say and now its offical
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS
We have been in the news a lot!
In the last 6 weeks the IPSF and Pole Sports have been featured in the news. Make sure you keep up to date with what the world thinks about pole! READ THEM HERE
CODE OF POINTS LAUNCHED
Plus so much more
We have a round up of what has happened in the month of August and what we are looking forward to in September. We have been busy over the summer SEE WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO
WORLD POLE SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016
The International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) is thrilled to announce the sucess of the 5th World Pole Sports Championships 2016. Check out who won, broke records and much more READ ALL ABOUT IT
WORLD ULTRA POLE DEBUT!
Let the Battle Begin!
The International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) is thrilled to announce the official launch of the innovative and much anticipated new style of pole; ULTRA POLE! This intense new discipline is a higher octane version of Pole, more akin to the extreme sports you might see at the X-games, and will feature Ultimate Trick Battles where athletes trick out against other competitors in high energy, attitude infused, battle rounds. READ MORE
Join the IPSF!
We are expanding! Help to transform the face of Pole Sports! Gain valuable experience working with an International Sports Federation and an International Non-Profit Organisation and contribute to the course of Pole Sports as you learn! Interested? Find out more
Becoming the Governing Body of Pole in your Country Just Got Easier
After the historic meeting with SportAccord in April huge changes have been made in the application process with the IPSF to become a National Govering Body (NGB). We also anounced our Freestyle Pole Series.... Find Out How To Join US
IPSF INVITED TO EXCLUSIVE SPORTACCORD MEMBERSHIP SESSION 2016
FUTURE OF POLE SPORTS BRIGHTER THAN EVER
In April 2016, SportAccord, the governing body endorsed by The International Olympic Committee, invited the IPSF along with a select number of other International Sports Federations (International Kitesurf Federation, E-games, International Practical Shooting Confederation, International Roll Ball Federation and several Martial Art sports) to attend a ground breaking first-of-its-kind meeting to discuss official recognition under SportAccord for new sports.
IMPORTANT POLE SPORTS NEWS UPDATE
THE IPSF OFFICIAL STANCE ON IPSAF
UPDATES FOR SWISS ATHLETES
As a result of the many questions and concerns with regard to the legitimacy of the newly formed International Pole Sports and Art Federation (IPSAF), and in response to our own National Federations asking for our official stance on the situation, the IPSF would like to issue the following statement to clear up any confusion READ MORE HERE
#CRACK THE CODE CHALLENGE
We've chosen one of the IPSF's Code of Points most infamous moves! The Double Russian Split! As far as we know, this has NEVER been done!! Will you be the FIRST to crack this IPSF doubles compulsory move, or perhaps have the most utterly entertaining attempt??! JOIN IN THE FUN
IT'S COMPETITION TIME!
To celebrate the launch of the World Pole Sports Championships 2016, we are offering all pole enthusiasts the chance to win two VIP tickets to the event by showing off their cool code moves....Read More.....
SEVEN SIMPLE STRATEGIES TO AVOID DEDUCTIONS
We want you to win! Follow these seven simple strategies from the IPSF to avoid deductions and boost your overall score.......Read More.....
USPSF ENDORSMENT REVOKED
The International Pole Sports Federation revoke the endorsment of the USPSF Championships after months of difficulties....Read More.....
4 LITTLE LETTERS BRING POLE SPORTS2 STEPS AWAY FROMTHE OLYMPIC GAMES