Umpiring is an inclusive part of netball, no age restrictions apply to candidates of any badge level. It is not essential to proceed sequentially through each badge level.
Umpiring In South Australia
Netball SA provides a range of services and development programs for umpires of all standards.
Opportunities exist for umpires at Association, Regional, State and National levels.
A number of courses have been established, providing a pathway for you to develop from a beginner through to an AA umpire.
The Netball Australia Umpire Accreditation system is an educational pathway based on Netball Australia Umpiring Courses, Rules in Action and practical umpiring instruction through an experienced mentor system.
The accreditation system, for those who choose to, leads to a practical assessment in a 4-tiered system of badges, namely C, B, A and the highest national award the AA (All Australian).
To update an ‘on court’ umpire accreditation an umpire must:
- Attain a higher level badge; or
- Attend at least one professional umpire education unit (Theory Examination, Rules in Action or Umpire Course) within six years of obtaining a badge.
To update as a Tester and/or Presenter (if no longer ‘on court’) an umpire is required to attend one professional umpire education unit (Theory Examination, Rules in Action or Umpire Course) every six years.
An experienced umpire, regardless of badge level, who is returning to umpiring, may update as above. However, in accordance with normal practice, umpire appointments will be performance based.
To update, umpires must complete the Umpire Accreditation Update Notification Form.