Welcome to the Community Umpire Toolkit home page! This is your one stop shop to access over 25 games and activity cards designed to assist you in delivering fun, interactive umpire education sessions. The Community Umpire Toolkit has been developed with the umpire educator in mind (umpire coaches and umpire convenors) and is Netball Australia and Netball World Cup 2015 SYDNEY’s way of saying thank you.
Who is it for?
The Community Umpire Toolkit is a resource designed to assist umpire convenors and umpire coaches (umpire educators) to teach the rules of netball in a fun and interactive way. The toolkit provides nationally developed, contemporary resources aimed at supporting and complementing existing introductory or beginner umpiring programs and initiatives. The Community Umpire Toolkit provides many opportunities to incorporate the activities into existing programs or develop an introduction to the umpiring program for the first time.
How does it work?
The Community Umpire Toolkit has been developed with two key objectives in mind:
- To provide umpires with a basic knowledge of the rules of the game and umpiring techniques through the provision of fun and engaging classroom based activities.
- To provide umpires with the opportunity to apply the rules of the game and practise their umpiring techniques in a safe and supportive games-based environment.
Umpire educators have several choices for creating fun and motivating sessions and can either choose to design their own programs and incorporate activities from the toolkit into the sessions or follow the suggested program structure.
The Community Umpire Toolkit is not a course or structured program and does not seek to replace the Foundation Umpire Course, but rather to support the development of the beginner umpire in a fun and interactive environment and complement the learning and development journey.
What’s inside the Community Umpire Toolkit?
A step-by-step guide on how to utilise the Community Umpire Toolkit, including tips and suggestions on how to implement a beginner or introductory umpiring program.
The Community Umpire Toolkit contains a collection of activity cards for use within existing introductory or beginner umpiring programs.
Getting Started – Activities aimed at the basics regarding pre-match responsibilities, areas of control and the tools of the trade.
A fun activity for the whole group to play. Uses questions from the Rule of Netball Theory Examination to test the knowledge of umpires. Played similarly to bingo, umpires must fill their entire bingo card to win the game.