Umpiring at Waverley District Netball Association has many advantages for you such as:
- getting to meet new friends
- keeping active
- gaining a better understanding of the rules
- raising the standard of the game, and
- getting paid while you are umpiring
- For our new umpires (minimum 14 years old), we have senior supervisors that will help you along the way and for our more experienced umpires; when you are ready, we will help you achieve your C Badge.
The dress code for umpires is ‘all white’ or you can purchase black WDNA leggings from our shop. We do provide ‘on the day jackets’ for our new and younger umpires so that the players and spectators are aware you are still learning.
All umpires are required to complete an Australian Taxation Office Hobby Form (Statement of Supplier form). We have copies available in the umpire area or you can download a from and information under the umpire/forms section.
Umpiring at WDNA
WDNA has a very successful beginner umpire program. Three times a year we take on 9 new umpires and work closely with them to teach the skills needed to become a confident and competent umpire.
The program involves four weeks of theory, followed by four weeks working side by side with umpire mentors and finally moving onto independently umpiring their side of the court, with the support of umpire coaches.
Intake of new umpires happens three times a year, clubs are contacted when we are taking on new umpires and it will be advertised on the WDNA Facebook page.
If you have any questions or require any further information on umpiring at WDNA please contact us at email@example.com
Umpire Registration intake
Our umpire beginner program is open to new umpires aged 14 years old by the time the course commences.
Before you complete your registration, please ensure you will be available for:
Beginner umpire’ assessment.
These sessions are held on Sunday’s between 10am and 12 noon at the WDNA courts. A parent is to attend between 10am to 10.30am for the information session and 11.45am to 12noon as we wrap up the session.
From all the registered participants, a maximum of nine will be selected to commence the next course. If you are unsuccessful, we will provide feedback and some tips to prepare you for the next intake scheduled at the start of the Spring season.
If you are successful in gaining a position you will be required to attend the following:
Weeks one to four
When you commence the beginner umpire course, your off-court sessions are held between 9am and 10.30am each competition morning, (Saturday’s).
Weeks five to eight
You will have your first off-court session at 9.30am, you will be on court for the 10:25am round and your second off court session will be during the 11:10am round.
Please wear a white top and you will need a whistle of the assessment session. These are available from our shop at https://www.wdna.com.au/product-category/umpires/
If you are successful in gaining a position in the beginner umpire course, you will need to complete the Rules in Netball Theory exam and email your results to firstname.lastname@example.org before you commence. This theory exam is available in My Netball.
Booking is now open at this link https://www.trybooking.com/ZPWC
Important dates for 2020 Beginner umpire’ assessment
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Once the formal part of the program is complete (program ends), you will continue to receive coaching each week as we work towards progressing through the umpire pathway.