How to Start Umpiring

Anyone can start umpiring, but you must be competent on the level of game you are umpiring.

We recommend all beginner umpires start in the Green Shirt umpire program, or umpire low division/ age group.  We recommend that beginner umpires do not start umpiring modified netball until they are in their second year of umpiring.

All umpires should sit a Level One umpiring course before they start umpiring, and need to do this every six years to keep their accreditations up to date.  We recommend all umpires also sit their Section One online theory exam.

More course information can be found here

What to do now?

There are a few ways you can start umpiring.

First of all let your club know that you are interested in umpiring and see if they have an umpire development program.

If you are not part of a club the best option is to join our Green Shirt Program. This program for Winter 2016 is currently open and further information can be obtained here.

Beginner workshops are held during the School Holidays in April and July which cater for the new umpire and is a great way to start your umpiring journey. Further information can be found here. 

Hiring an umpire coach

Umpire coaches are available to come along to training sessions and/or coach during games in Winter or Spring Season, subject to availability.

By bringing an umpire coach to your sessions it allows your umpires to receive some one-on-one feedback, ask any questions and be exposed to a different style of coaching should they have been coached already. There is a limit of 4 umpires to 1 umpire coach to ensure that they all receive the best experience.

The costings of the service are laid out below. For bookings and further information contact Rachel Williams on 9409 9950 or on umpiring@wdna.net.au 

Training Session held at Kingsway Courts = $30 an hour;

Training Session held at a school/club = $30 an hour plus $10 travel;

During Spring/Winter season games = $25 a game