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Mosman Netball Club

Umpiring

Umpiring is a critical part of netball and offers exciting development pathways.

Mosman Netball has invested heavily in the development of our Umpires, both at the Junior & Senior level and importantly with our volunteer umpires for our NetSetGo teams. For every game played by our teams, Mosman Netball Club must provide a qualified Umpire for our Junior and Senior division games and a volunteer parent for our NetSetGo games.

The following training and preparation are offered to our umpires in the respective divisions:

NetSetGo Division

We seek 1x parent volunteer per team to umpire their daughter’s team. Typically, you will umpire alternate weeks (6 games total). You will be required to:

  • Pass Netball Australia’s “Rules of Netball Theory Examination” online (70% pass is required. The test is multiple choice, open book and you have 1 hour to complete). Click here to start
  • Attend Mosman Netball Clubs “Umpire training” session at the beginning of the season.
  • Additional training is offered by the NSNA “Red Robin” at the beginning of each season.
  • Volunteers will be provided with a high-vis vest and a swizzle at each game.

Junior & Senior Divisions

Mosman Netball Club has a dedicated Umpiring Convenor to oversee all aspects of our umpiring needs, including:

  • Recruitment of club umpires.
  • Formalised training of all club umpires.
  • Rostering of all club umpires.
  • Mentoring support at all games, to ensure development pathways and levelling are being achieved and skills finessed.

For all enquiries, please contact umpiring@mosmannetball.com.au

Getting Started in Umpiring

  • Junior players can start umpiring in the year that they turn 12.
  • Mosman Netball Club is committed to training new umpires and provides a pathway for progress in umpiring. 
  • We require all under 12 players to attend the NSNA Junior “Red Robin Umpires Clinic” run by NSNA at Willoughby courts at the commencement of each season. 
  • Pass Netball Australia’s “Rules of Netball Theory Examination” online (70% pass is required. The test is multiple choice, open book and you have 1 hour to complete). Click here to start
  • Attend Mosman Netball Clubs “Umpire training” session at the beginning of the season.

Mentors

  • All junior umpires at Mosman Netball Club are mentored. 
  • First-year umpires have an umpire on the sideline for the entire match and no umpire is left on their own unless they feel confident and their mentor is similarly confident, that they can control the match. 
  • Our mentors are generally voluntary senior players or older junior players with umpiring qualifications.
  • Mosman netball employs 3x qualified “Lead umpiring mentors” to oversee all mentor interaction.

Instructions for Umpires

  • Umpires will be sent the weekly roster via email on Tuesday or Wednesday of each week of the Winter Competition and umpires are expected to confirm their availability.
  • Umpires must arrive 15 minutes prior to the allocated game, to sign in at NSNA umpiring desk (administration office), familiarise themselves with the court and teams.
  • All umpires must wear the MNC uniform. For those successful in their umpiring pathway, you will be awarded our Club Umpire White T-Shirt in recognition and is to be worn with a white skirt. Club hoodies may be worn, no other jumper is permissible.
  • Junior umpires receive a payment at the end of the season in recognition of the effort they have put in for their club. The payment is based on the qualifications the umpire has achieved during the season and the number of games umpired.

Pathways & Qualification for Umpires

  • For umpires starting their umpiring pathway, the Umpire Convenor or Lead Umpiring Mentor will be responsible for recommending you to be assessed for a level and submitting the Levelling Request to the NSNA.
  • Following successful assessment, by an NSNA official the natural progression for Juniors is JL3, JL2, JL1 and then National C Badge.
  • Senior level assessments are similarly conducted upon recognition by the MNC Umpiring Convenor. The natural progression is SL2, SL1, National C Badge, National B Badge, National A Badge.

Please refer to the NSNA website for more details regarding NSNA umpiring levels.

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