Umpires

Every team requires an Umpire. As part of our commitment to the development of Netball for our young players we offer a variety of support to those taking up the challenge of controlling games.

N.B. People interested in umpiring must be over the age of 11 years (Year 6) and must have completed an umpiring course.

Completed an umpiring course and want to take the next step? To find out more, please click here.

Umpire Training

Kidzplay Netball and Netball North Harbour both offer Umpire Training courses. We encourage all umpires to take the opportunity to attend one of these courses each year. There is always something new to learn.

Our 2017 Umpiring Courses:

N.B. Spaces are limited in these courses, so registrations are essential.

First Steps to Umpiring Course

  • What: Intensive 1-Day umpiring course. A course for beginner umpires or those wishing to refresh themselves on the rules and court etiquette.
  • Who: Everyone and anyone who is 11 years of age (Year 6) and older.
    Coaches will also benefit from this course; it will help them to understand the rules and the expectations of umpires.
  • Dates: 
    - Saturday 6 May 2017
    - Saturday 14 October 2017
  • Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Venue: Pinehurst Staffroom

  • Bring: Whistle, pen, lunch, drink and please wear clothing and shoes suitable for participation (Whistles will be available for purchase)
  • Cost: $30.00 per person (includes a work book), payable on the day
  • Register: By emailing kidzplaynetball@gmail.com with your name, school year, age, school and contact details (email and phone)
    N.B. Registrations close by the Wednesday (5.00pm) prior to the course unless course is full before this date
    Classes are limited to 40 people (minimum of 18)
    Registrations open 15 February 2017

Umpire Pool 

We will have a pool of umpires from which we may be able to supply an umpire for your game, if required. This can either be a long standing arrangement or a one off request. If you require an umpire each week please mark this on the registration form.

One-off requests need to be booked by the Tuesday prior to the game so that we can arrange to have someone available. If you cancel your umpire request you must let us know before the Wednesday (10am) prior to the game or the $7 will still be payable to the umpire (please hand into the control table)

The Umpire fee of $7.00 per game is to be paid directly to the Umpire, preferably before the game.

Want to become a pool umpire? To find out more, please click here.

Umpire Mentors

Kidzplay Netball provides umpire mentors who are at the courts to support ALL umpires. These ladies are experienced umpires who will be available to offer advice and encouragement and to answer those queries that arise from time to time. They are easily identified by their white or orange jackets.

Umpire Jackets

We ask all umpires to wear the umpire jackets suppled to make them easily identifiable to players and supporters alike. Umpires can pick these up and return to the control tables. All team Umpires are to wear the green jackets and the Kidzplay Netball Pool Umpires are to wear the white jackets.

Umpiring Equipment

The following may be purchased from the Control Desk at Courts A - F on Saturdays: 

  • Hand held Whistles $12.00 (black)
  • International Rule Book $6.00

Click here to view a copy of the International Rule Book.

Umpiring Guidelines

Our aim is to allow players to develop from novice to skilled players in a fun and friendly environment. To assist this aim we ask umpires to apply the following variations to the normal netball rules.

InfringementYear
1
Year
2 & 3E
Year
3B, C, D & 4E
Year
3A
Year
4B, C & D
Year
4A & 5
Held Ball5 seconds4 seconds
3 seconds
SteppingAll travelling – allow for balancing
All stepping (give warning for 1st stepping or dragging)
All stepping
ContactAll contact
ObstructionRemind about distance – enforce if no attempt is being made to correct
All obstruction
Replay BallBe lenient
All replayed ball
Short PassAll short passes
OffsideAll offside when ball is involved
All offside
Over a ThirdAll over a third

 

Umpiring Pathway - Qualifications

1. First Steps to Umpiring Course

Beginning on Pathway

2. Junior Theory

Development Junior Grades

3. Junior Badge

Primary/Intermediate Competitions

4. Centre Theory

Primary/Intermediate/College Competitions

5. Centre Badge

Intermediate/College/Club Competitions

6. Zone Theory

Zone Comp, Centre Comp, Age Group Rep Tournaments, SS Zone Comp

7. Zone Badge

Zone Comp, Centre Comp, Age Group Rep Tournaments, SS Zone Comp

8. NZ Theory

Zone Comp, Centre Comps, Age Group Rep Tournaments, SS Zone Comp

9. NZ C Badge

NZAGC, National Umpires Squad, NZ Development Squad, Centre Comps, Age Group Rep Tournaments, SS Zone Comp, NZTD Dev Camp, Super 12

10. NZ B Badge

NZ Camps, NZAGC, National Umpires Squad, NZ Development Squad, Centre Comps, Age Group Rep Tournaments, SS Zone Comp, NZTD Dev Camp, Super 12

11. NZ A Badge

NZ Camps, NZAGC, National Umpires Squad, Centre Comps, Cadet to Panel at NNZ Events, Age Group Rep Tournaments, SS Zone Comp, NZTD Dev Camp, Super 12

12. International

International Matches & Fixtures, World Champs, World Youth Champs, Commonwealth Game, ANZ Games, Fast 5