KDNA UMPIRE SQUADS 2021
In 2021, there will be a few changes with the Umpiring Squad at KDNA.
Clubs will still nominate umpires to be part of the squad, 1 per team from Division 14 upwards. KDNA will continue to allocate umpires to all Games being held on Saturday.
Stages of Squad
The Squad is divided up into five levels and it’s recommended that umpires make themselves aware of the differences, so they are able to progress through the levels. All members of the Squad are encouraged to attempt to obtain a National Umpire Accreditation. Umpire Coaches will be assessing umpires over the season.
Green Shirt Umpires :
This stage is for new umpires with little or no experience. It’s aimed at training and developing umpires of all ages towards their National C accreditation.
The Foundation Pool of Umpires :
The focus in this stage is to umpire to a C Badge standard every game. Learn more about Game Management and where necessary, introduce these principles to your umpiring.
Emerging Umpires :
This stage is for Umpires who are showing a good C Badge consistency. The focus is to start looking off the ball and learning to read the play. There is an expectancy to start developing an understanding of Contact vs Contest and Umpire accordingly. Further knowledge of Game Management is required within this stage, recognizing When and How to apply it initially, followed by being confident to apply it more consistently.
Allocation of games may be lower than previously experienced for this stage, due to the requirement of slower games to enable the skill of scanning and getting back to the ball before its released, is the aim to be achieved.
Academy Umpires :
Umpires who have shown a consistent ability to look off the ball, read play and position themselves accordingly, will be invited to this stage of the Squad. Here the focus is to develop your scanning to include twelve players in your vision and allow this to dictate your positioning more consistently.
Umpires should aim to be consistent with Game Management and implement it appropriately, This works with the understanding of the Intent Of Players, allowing Game Management to be applied with confidence.
Further development of Contact Vs Contest is also required in this stage. Umpires will be selected from this stage of the Squad to be put forward for their National B Badges.
Senior Umpires / Umpire Coaches :
This consists of Umpires who have already obtained a National B Or A Accreditation. The focus will be on consolidating their current Accreditation and being further exposed to opportunities in the National Umpiring Pathway.
Every Umpire will be advised of the Stage of the Squad that they are being selected into.
There will be movement through the stages of the Squad during the Season dependent on performance. The goal is to move from Green Shirt, right through to Academy / Senior Umpire.
Workshops / Camp Days
The Emerging & Academy Squad Umpires will be invited to attend workshops or Camp days to discuss more complex applications of the rules throughout the Season.
They will include a General Rules Forum, a Discipline Workshop, Umpire Procedures and Protocols review and understanding how to read play and being consistent. The only Umpires that are excluded from attending the Discipline Workshop are those that attend one at the State Umpire Squad Level.
This is part of the program for the Advance & Senior Umpire Squad and are delivered free of charge.
Umpiring Uniform Costs are $35 per shirt and $35 per skirt.
Your umpiring shirt always needs to be visible. If you are cold, wear a white long sleeve shirt underneath. If it is raining, you may wear a clear rain jacket or a white Semi-Transparent rain jacket.
Accreditations for Testing Purposes 2021
Umpires are expected to complete two online requirements;
Foundation Umpire Education Course $40 at the participants expense. If a participant has already completed this course in the past 4 years, then you will not be required to complete the course again until after this timeframe has elapsed.
Rules of Netball Theory Examination which costs $10.48 at the participants expense.
(Please note the prices of these courses are set by Netball Australia and are subject to change. These are paid to Netball Australia when registering for online learning.)
The cost of testing umpires for a National C Badge is $45 per test. National B is $75, this cost is covered by the Association. However, each badge must be registered with Netball Australia at a cost of $35.00 per umpire. In the past, these costs were subsidised by the Association, however this year we will be deducting $20.00 from the umpires payroll as a contribution towards testing expenses.