In conjunction with Netball Australia, the free contemporary umpiring resource will be rolled out, designed to further support the development of beginner umpires at the grass roots level.
For many years, club and association umpire educators have developed and implemented highly successful beginner umpire programs. These programs and initiatives are the backbone of Australia’s umpiring system and create opportunities for umpires to progress through the national pathway.
The Community Umpire Toolkit has been developed with the umpire educator in mind, and is NWC2015 and Netball Australia’s way of saying thank you. Each year in Australia, more than 1000 umpires are awarded their C badge accreditation, which is testament to the work of the umpire educators, working tirelessly and selflessly to develop others for the betterment of netball in Australia.
The Toolkit has been designed to assist umpire educators to deliver fun, interactive umpire education sessions that teach the rules of netball to new umpires and for new umpires to learn how to apply them in a practical, games-based environment.
A key feature of the Community Umpire Toolkit is that it has been designed to support and complement existing beginner umpiring programs and initiatives or provide resources for umpire educators to develop an introduction to umpiring program for the first time.
For more information or to download the activity cards from the Community Umpire Toolkit, please click here.
What’s inside the Community Umpire Toolkit?
Starter Guide: A step-by-step guide on how to utilise the Community Umpire Toolkit, including tips and suggestions on how to implement a beginner or introductory umpiring program.
Activity Cards: The Community Umpire Toolkit contains a collection of over 25 activity cards.
Umpire bingo! A fun activity for the whole group to play. Uses questions from the Section 1 Theory Exam to test the knowledge of umpires.
Umpire memory: A fun game that tests an umpire’s knowledge and memory.