Welcome to umpiring! Below are the answers to many of the questions you have. Please ask if you have any more questions!
NET SET GO
As per Downey Park Netball Association preference, parents only may umpire Net Set Go games. Minimum requirements for NSG umpires are 1) Attend Net Set Go Rules Workshop and 2) Complete Level One Theory Exam. See below for further information.
Minimum age for competitive umpires is 13yrs (born 2005 for 2018season). Parents are also encouraged to join the umpiring team – as umpires or umpire mentors (should have umpiring experience).
Net Set Go Rules Workshop (Compulsory for Net Set Go umpires)
Level One Theory Exam (Compulsory for all umpires)
The theory exam is now done online through Netball Australia and must be completed and returned to me before you may umpire. There is no fee charged to take the exam and there is no limit to the number of times the exam can be attempted. For the Section 1 Umpire Exam and the Online Mentoring Course go to https://learning.netball.asn.au/Auth/Login
Please email me a copy of your certificate once you have passed the exam.
Due to the new rules changes, all umpires are required to re-sit this exam, and forward a copy of their exam to me, dated post 1st January 2016.
Introduction to Umpiring Clinic (Compulsory for new competitive umpires)
Held at the Downey Park, this course will explain the principles of umpiring, communication and rule discussions. This course is compulsory for all new competitive umpires.
Please take whistles, notebook and pen. Please email to advise me which course you will take. You are not able to umpire at Downey Park until you do this course, and the places will fill quickly. Cost of course will be covered by TGNC.
Practical Training (Compulsory for new competitive umpires)
Level 1 Course (Not for new umpires)
This course is for umpires looking to get their National C badge this year, and is now done online at http://netball.com.au/umpires/australia-leading-way-umpire-training/
The course costs $25. Traditionally the club pays for this, and we will continue to do so. At this stage, if you are ready to do the exam you will need to pay for it with credit card, send the receipt and your certificate to me, and the club will reimburse you.
The following Umpire qualifications is an extract from the DPNA Umpires Report 2014.
Clubs are asked to meet the following prerequisites for all umpires rostered for fixture games and for on-call umpires.
|Open Div 1, 2, and Inter Div 1||National Badge, or experienced umpires working towards National C Badge.|
|Other Open Divisions||Recommendation is as for above but must be at least as per Cadets and Intermediate Divisions|
|Cadet and Inter Div 2 and below||Introduction to Umpiring Course|
|11-13 Years, all divisions||Level One Theory Exam Pass (Online)|
|Net Set Go all ages and divisions||Noncompetitive Workshop and Level One Theory Exam Pass (Online)|
All competitive umpires are required to wear their club uniform or umpire whites. Downey Park have now approved umpires to wear sports shorts and coloured skirts, however please continue to wear a white shirt while umpiring. It is acceptable to wear your club uniform with a white shirt over the top. If you have a Senior or Junior Badge, or if you are preparing for these, you will be encouraged to wear full whites. Please wear appropriate footwear – joggers/sandshoes etc. Umpires may wear a watch and/or jewellery. Sun protection is encouraged eg. Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat. Umpires who are incorrectly dressed will incur a fine from Downey Park.
The Gap Netball Club Umpiring uniforms may be purchased from The Ashgrove West Drapery, or you can put together your own umpiring uniform as long as the predominant colour is white.
Net Set Go Umpires have the option of wearing whites, or if you are not wearing white, you must wear the white throw over bib which will be located in the team bag. If you are wearing TGNC playing uniform for NSG umpiring you MUST wear a white shirt or throw over bib.
What to take
- Net Set Go Umpires do not get paid.
- Net Set Go Umpires who umpire a set number of games will be eligible to be reimbursed their family levy ($100).
- Competitive Umpires are paid by TGNC for all games except the first three buddy games.
- Umpire who has done at least Intro to Umpiring course and Level 1 Theory Exam pass – $11
- Umpire with Junior Badge – $15
- Adult umpire over 18years with no badge – $15
- Umpire with National C Badge – $20
Payments will be made into your bank account. If you are a new umpire or if you have changed account details, please email me with your bank account details.
Keeping up with what’s happening
Peta and Ruth have been organising umpiring at TGNC for a number of years.
Failure to Sign On
If you are unwell and cannot umpire
Finally – thanks for trying umpiring. Many netballers really love umpiring, and I hope you will too. Always let me know if there is something that is making your umpiring experience less enjoyable – I may be able to help.