Netball Victoria host numerous Personal Development Opportunities & Programs for umpires at all stages of their pathway.
These programs are designed to assist:
- Umpire support roles and mentors
- On court umpires just beginning or working towards higher accreditation
- Umpires aiming to gain entry into Netball Victoria’s High Performance Program
- Anyone wishing to further their umpiring knowledge
Please visit the Umpiring Calendar for all available information and dates related to our courses, workshops & events.
Leadership and Game Development Conference
A unique professional development opportunity for the Victorian netball community with world class coaches & umpires as speakers and presenters to inspire you and to stimulate new ideas.
For the first time, Netball Vic are pleased to provide a club development stream presented by experienced sports administrators within the industry.
There are practical seminars and chances to network and share learnings and experiences.
A major highlight of the conference will be our key note speakers Samsung Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander and Peggy O’Neal.
The conference offers a diverse curriculum which is relevant to coaches and umpires of all levels and accreditation and you will have the opportunity to move between streams based on your interests and identified areas for personal growth. There are three streams for you to attend with coaching offering 2 stream options:
1. Coaching (Steam 1 – Grassroots, Stream 2 – Pathways)
3. Club Development
At Netball Victoria, we are committed to assisting your continued development and professional growth and we are thrilled that you have chosen this conference as a way of developing and enhancing your skills.
Umpire Development Workshop (Testers Meeting)
Netball Victoria hold multiple of these educational workshops around Victoria making them accessible as possible for all wishing to attend. The workshops are designed for umpire mentors, testers, administrators and conveners.
The Umpire Development Workshops cover:
- Umpire Testing
- Badge Competencies
- Online Application Process
- Badge Updating Requirements
- 2018 Rule Updates
- Umpire Development Workshops
More information regarding dates, venues and how to register will be released shortly.
Worksafe Umpires in the Field
The purpose of Netball Victoria’s Umpires in the Field program is to support the existing National Umpire Accreditation Framework by delivering two hour educational workshops designed for umpires at the grassroots level, as well as workshops that are aimed specifically for umpires who would like to work towards a higher accreditation.
The 3 workshops currently available are:
- Introduction to Umpiring
- Mentor Workshop
- Your Decision Counts
For more information please head over to our Umpires in the Field page.
Information regarding new and improved Development Camps will be available soon.
High Performance B Grade Talent Squad
B Grade umpires who are selected into the Netball Victoria High Performance Program will have access to High Performance coaching at training sessions, as well as Netball Victoria events during the duration of the Program.
This program is also the pathway for selection into the Bupa Victorian Netball League Umpire Squad.
Bupa Victorian Netball League Umpire Squad
The Bupa Victorian Netball League is Netball Victoria’s Premier Netball Competition.
10 teams compete in 3 divisions across 18 rounds of competition, culminating in a finals series.
Umpires can be selected to be apart of the Bupa VNL Umpire Squad through the B Grade Talent Squad, and have access to Netball Victoria’s High Performance Umpire Coaches on a weekly basis, gaining valuable experience and feedback, as well as the chance to be selected into the Talented Umpires Program.
Targeted Umpires Program
Information on this program will be available soon.
Elite Umpires Course
Run annually, this course is a pre requisite for umpires wanting to achieve their A & AA Badges.
More information on dates and locations will be available soon.
Please direct all enquiries to: