This program is proudly supported by:
Head Coach: Sarah Bain
Netball NSW (NNSW) is committed to supporting umpires in their development by providing opportunities to increase their knowledge; gain experience; and develop and extend their personal attributes and competencies. NNSW will support the Regional Academies of Sport (RAS) for the development and support of pre-elite netball umpires.
The purpose of the program is to:
- Provide a training environment that allows the pre-elite umpires the opportunity to access quality services and programs as they progress through the NNSW Umpire pathway.
- Implement the NNSW Umpire program, as set by NNSW in conjunction with the Netball Australia (NA) Umpire pathway.
- Prepare umpires for National badge accreditation awards.
- Provide umpire education and promote continuous improvement to develop the regions umpires.
As an integral component of the NNSW Umpire pathway, HAS will deliver a program that supports identified talented umpires to access quality education and development opportunities delivered by professional and specialised service providers in a well-managed, monitored and controlled environment.
The HAS Umpire program will consist of on court & in field training, fitness program and education.
Umpires must be from within the Hunter Academy of Sport (HAS) catchment area and meet minimum pre-requisite of:
- Be aged between 14-18 (born 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 or 2005) years of age in the year of the program
- Be working towards a National C or B badge
- Associations must sign off on umpire applications
- Display the potential to progress through the NNSW & NA Umpire pathway
- Demonstrate a dedication to improving performance
Program Outline (Draft)
- Fitness Testing Sessions
- On Court Training Sessions
- Education sessions in conjunction with the 2022/23Netball squad
- State League Netball Competition *
- Your Local Club Academy Games **
- NSW Netball Regional Academy Camp TBC ***
* Please note State League dates aren't realised until early 2023 (State League coaching for umpires participating at State League games, umpires not participating can attend to observe).
** All umpires will be required to attend each session, however, a limited number of umpires may be selected to attend the Academy Games. This decision will be under the discretion of the coach
*** NSW Regional Academy Netball Camp subject to Netball NSW dates and confirmation
A program levy will be applicable to successful athletes and a uniform levy will also be applicable