Level 1 Umpiring Course

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Course Overview

The Softball Australia Level 1 Introductory Umpire course promotes umpire accreditation for people seeking to start umpiring and to achieve formal accreditation. The course provides tools for new and/or not-yet-accredited umpires to learn and prepare to umpire at the club or affiliate level. The course will help and encourage umpires to develop their skills and to achieve Level 1 accreditation.

Most umpires start at local association level and umpire from junior through to senior competitions. As umpires gain skills and confidence, they can seek optional ongoing accreditation, which can lead to umpiring state, national and international games.

Umpires are like a team, and as such there will be umpires always willing to assist you to develop.  Through peer contact, online and practical training and mentoring by other umpires, prospective umpires will engage in learning some of the fundamentals and disciplines of umpiring. It is hoped that you will go back to your home association, inspired to continue to improve your umpiring.

Level 1 Requirements:

  • Umpire both plates and bases at a satisfactory basic level for a season.
  • Pass the Basic Rules Assessment.
  • Complete the online Level 1 Umpiring Course (recommended)
  • Complete Play By The Rules online training courses.
  • Sign the Umpires Code of Conduct.

The Level 1 umpire course offers important information including:

  1. Become an umpire
  2. Rules Knowledge
  3. On Diamond Mechanics
  4. Signals
  5. Two Umpire Rotation System
  6. Accreditation