KDNA 2020 GREEN SHIRT UMPIRE PROGRAM
The Green Shirt Umpiring Program is a practical umpiring course aimed at developing and training beginner umpires, of all ages, to ultimately attain their National C badge. Introduced to netball associations in 2007, the program has continued to grow, introducing an increasing number of individuals to umpiring and assisting to develop their umpiring. As an association we are strongly encouraging all aged levels of athlete to enrol along with coaches, parents and spectators alike.
What programs can I sign up for:
Green Shirt Umpires 2019
KDNA are hosting a one day camp free of charge for the green shirts umpires for 2019. Many of the umpires that remained in the green shirts were our younger group and had very few opportunities to get on court. Those umpire who did not progress to their white shirts, this program is a refresher course. Umpires will be required to attend the camp as well as attend 4 Tuesday evenings dates before they will be eligible to take the court on Saturday mornings.
Tuesday dates 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm:
24 March, 2020
31 March, 2020
7 April, 2020
14 April, 2020
The sessions will include practical and theory, we will have experienced umpire coaches attending to upskill umpires over this time. The aim is to have these umpires ready to start the season on the first playing dates.
Green Shirt Umpires Session 1:
These are the new umpires whom have little or no experienced at umpiring and wish to see if they like the program, these are the umpires that are nominated by the clubs. Note that there is no age restrictions. Nominations are being capped at 40. All umpires will need to completed the Foundation Umpire Course in mynetball prior to attending their first session
Umpires will be required to attend the all dates before they will be eligible to take the court on Saturday mornings.
12 May, 2020
19 May, 2020
26 May, 2020
9 June, 2020
6 June, 2020
13 June, 2020
20 June, 2020
27 June, 2020
Green Shirt Umpires Session 2:
These are the new umpires whom have little or no experienced at umpiring whom were unable to register in the first session and wish to see if they enjoy umpiring. Note that there are no age restrictions. Nominations are being capped at 40. All umpires will need to completed the Foundation Umpire Course in mynetball prior to attending their first session
Umpires will be required to attend all the dates below before they will be eligible to take the court on Saturday mornings in the following year.
1 August, 2020
8 August, 2020
15 August, 2020
22 August, 2020
Practical umpiring will be over the trails for Association Teams U12 & U13’s, this could be on a Sunday or Tuesday. In 2021 they will finalise with a camp and then be eligible to umpire Saturday mornings.
Run Twice A Year, In Both Winter And Spring, Our Green Shirt Program Is Successful At Training And Developing New Umpires.
Why enrol in the program?
The Green Shirt Program is a practical umpiring course that was introduced to netball associations in 2007 it has been continually adapted to enable us to provide a program that is proven to work. It’s aimed at training and developing umpires, of all ages, towards their National C accreditation.
The Winter program is run on a Tuesday night on the Association Development Teams training, and then moving on to Saturdays, over the two morning timeslots. This provides us with a range of game levels, and allows squad coaches to provide support, alongside experienced umpire coaches.
How do I sign up?
Review the programs offered and the simply completed the application form and submit it back to KDNAUmpires@outlook.com.
We cannot play the game we love without officials. By training to become an umpire you will learn the rules of the game and know how to apply them. Umpiring is so much more than blowing a whistle, you must be able to push yourself to stand up and apply the rules, it teaches you how to be brave, apply knowledge in a split second and how to read a game of netball. In turn, you take away knowledge to add to your playing game and life skills which are pertinent to everyone – both younger and mature.
It pays! Whilst it shouldn’t be your only reason, the sport loses lots of young people due to them having to get Saturday jobs, yet why not earn some money whilst giving back to the sport you love.
Is the program only available to young umpires, is there an age barrier?
Absolutely not! We encourage more mature umpires to take part.
The recommended lower age is those in Year 6, they will have confidence (usually in spades before they go to high school!) and have played full rules netball. Umpires who are younger can apply, however, they MUST have completed at least ONE winter season playing at full rules. If they have not played full rules netball they must wait until they are in year 6.
What benefits are there to learning through this program?
Benefits of this program include:
- Ongoing coaching by the Umpire Coaching Team;
- Support in the event of issues with spectators, coaches or players
- Develop umpiring skills and techniques;
- Learning the correct procedures and protocols of umpiring; and
- Develop umpire pathways.
How much does it cost?
The cost of the program $35.00 (paid to KDNA) Foundation Umpire Education Course $35.95 (paid to Netball Australia when registering on line). If a participant has already completed this course in the past 4 years, then you will not be required to complete the course again. This includes eight hours of training. Umpiring matches with umpire support, subsidized badging costs when the umpires are ready to be tested and the loan of a green polo shirt, whistle and official rule book.
At the end of the course umpires are required to complete the Rules of Netball Theory Examination which costs $10.45 at the participants expense. (Please note the prices of these courses are set by Netball Australia and are subject to change.)