All umpires should be aspiring to achieve a National Accreditation in the form of the following badges:
National C Badge;
National B Badge;
National A Badge;
All Australian; (AA)
International Umpire Award (IUA)
At Kalamunda Districts Netball Association we have the ability to test for National C and B Badges on our games during the Winter Season and National C’s on our games in the Spring Season . Those wishing to achieve their B Badge must be part of the Emerging Umpires or Academy Umpires groups within the KDNA squad.
What must I do to be able to be tested?
To be able to obtain your National Badge you must have completed all pre-requisites.
For the National C Badge the umpire must have completed a Foundation Umpire Education Course and the Rules of Netball Theory Exam (with a minimum of 70%) the section 1 exam.
Once these are completed and the umpire has been screened, the umpire is rostered to Umpire and will be tested by a panel of experienced umpires on a game of suitable level. To ‘Pass’ they must meet the Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s – See Forms and Downloads) as set out by Netball Australia.
All pre-requisites are complete – Where do I go now?
All testing panels and matches are organised by the AUDO (Association Umpire Development Officer)
Pre-requisites and costs associated with this are as follows;
Umpires are expected to complete their Foundation Umpire Education Course, currently $40 (paid to Netball Australia when registering on line) 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 this time has elapsed.
Rules of Netball Theory Examination which currently costs $10.48 at the participants expense. (Please note the prices of these courses are set by Netball Australia and are subject to change.)
The cost of testing umpires are as follows:
These costs are covered by the Association. However, each badge must be registered with Netball Australia at a charge of $33.00 per umpire, in the past these costs were subsidised by the Association, however this year we will be deducting $20.00 from the umpire’s payroll as a contribution towards testing expenses.
Should you wish to be considered for testing, you must contact the KDNA Nominated Testing Co-ordinator.
Umpires will be screened (watched by a panel of coaches) for their badge as per the KPIs for half a game and then be coached for the remainder of the game.
All Umpires MUST be affiliated to Netball WA either as a player or as an official for accreditation to be achieved.