Netball ACT provides a range of services and development programs for umpires of all standards. We are committed to increasing the number and standard of umpires, umpire presenters and umpire testers across the ACT.
Opportunities exist for umpires at association, state, national and international levels – whichever you choose, you are a valued member of the team. Setting goals and committing yourself to achieving them is essential no matter what your endeavour.
Within Netball ACT exists a great support network ready to assist you in realising your goals.
A number of courses have been established providing a pathway for you to develop from a beginner through to an A umpire into Netball Australia high performance programs.
The Netball Australia Umpire Accreditation system is an educational pathway based on Netball Australia Umpiring Courses (Foundation & Elite), NOAS General Principles (Introductory and Advanced) and practical umpiring instruction through an experienced mentor system.
Assessment is based on Theory Examinations (Rules of Netball Theory Examinations), practical evaluation through established KPI’s, self-reflection and, where possible, video analysis. The culmination of this accreditation system, for those who choose, leads to practical assessment in a 4-tiered system of badges, namely C, B, A and the highest national award the AA (All Australian).
Semaphore Umpire Program
Umpires who are selected into the Netball ACT Semaphore Umpire Program will have access to high performance coaching at training sessions as well as Netball ACT events, conditioning sessions along with targeted workshops and education sessions throughout the duration of the program.
This program is also the pathway for identification into umpiring the Tier 1 Canterbury State League competition.
Netball Australia High Performance Umpire Pathway
The Netball Australia High Performance Umpire Pathway will identify and develop the next generation of umpires and provide a world class system that prepares them to perform at their best at national and international events.