The WorkSafe Umpires in the Field program supports the existing National Umpire Development Framework by delivering educational workshops all across Victoria. Workshops are designed for all umpires, including foundation level umpires, umpires working toward higher accreditations, umpire mentors and umpire testers. All workshops are presented by Netball Victoria's experienced umpire developers.
1. INTRODUCTION TO UMPIRING
Introduction to Umpiring is for umpires beginning on their umpiring pathway.
Participants in this workshop are assumed to have little knowledge of umpiring but some basic knowledge of the rules.
Covers topics such as expectations and characteristics of a beginner umpire, using your whistle and hand signals effectively, infringements and sanctions, and positioning on the court.
2. MENTOR WORKSHOP
The Mentor workshop looks at the skills and knowledge needed to guide and progress umpires through the different stages of their pathway.
Emphasis on mentoring beginner umpires.
Covers topics such as the mentor/mentee relationship and responsibilities, constructive feedback skills, the do’s and don’ts of mentoring, and expectations of beginner umpires.
3. YOUR DECISION COUNTS
Your Decision Counts is a deep dive into an umpire’s decision-making process. It is aimed at umpires with a C badge accreditation working towards their B badge, or umpires with a B badge accreditation and is presented by high performance umpires and umpire coaches.
Covers topics such as Contact vs Contest, Obstruction and Advantage, bio-mechanics, and how positioning and vision effect decision making.
*Please note that due to a limited pool of presenters for this workshop, please allow enough time for a presenter to be confirmed for this workshop.
4. ADVANCED MENTORING
This workshop is aimed at mentors coaching umpires who currently hold their C badge accreditation, and are wanting to work towards their B badge. It provides umpire mentors and coaches guidance, advice and tips that they can use with their umpires to advance them through their pathway.The workshop looks at key areas of development and expectations of a B badge umpire, ways to provide feedback to successfully achieve these skills, as well as the mentor/mentee relationship.
5. COMPREHENDING THE COMPETENCIES
Comprehending the Competencies is a further education opportunity for Umpire Testers. During this workshop, we will break down the National Umpire Development Framework, the definitions of the competency ratings and competency matrix. It aims to explain what each of the competencies are in plain terms and what they look like on court. It also covers writing assessment sheets and action plans for unsuccessful tests.
6. RE-INTRODUCTION TO UMPIRING
Re-Introduction to Umpiring is designed for participants who have a good netball knowledge from previous umpiring experience or from experience as a player or spectator but would like to refresh their knowledge of umpiring techniques so that they have the confidence to get back out on the court.
As well as covering all the basics, this workshop will also cover in detail updated protocols, procedures and rules of the game.
7. GAME AND MATCH MANAGEMENT
Game & Match Management aims to provide umpires with improved understanding of the protocols relating to Section 13 of the Rules of Netball and the instances when they should be applied. It will increase an umpires' confidence to apply the Game Management section in matches and gain a better understanding of the difference between Match Management techniques and Game Management requirements, and how these can work together.
Introduction to Umpiring workshops are 3 hours in duration.
All other workshop topics are delivered over 2 hours.
All workshops cost $35 per participant.
**All participants MUST register and pay via Netball Learning PRIOR to attending the workshop. Registrations and payment will not be accepted on the day of the workshop.
All workshops can be presented face-to-face or online.
Workshops are hosted year-round and state-wide so that as many umpires as possible can attend. All upcoming workshops can be found on the Netball Victoria Umpiring Calendar, with new dates continually being added.
Netball Victoria affiliated Clubs, Associations or Leagues may apply to host a workshop at their own venue. Click here for more information and to submit an application: