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Motu Kairangi Netball - Umpire Information

Umpire Workshops

This year MK is offering two dates for the Umpiring Workshop - 7 May and 21 May.

Please note the second workshop is being held two weeks into the netball season.

If you need to umpire for the first two weeks of the netball season you will need to attend the first workshop.

In 2017 MK ran two umpiring workshops on Sunday 7 May and 21 May and currently have no more umpire workshops available.

Our MK Netball Umpire Training Workshops are facilitated by Netball Wellington (NBWgtn) and these workshops are free of charge for all MK Umpires.

Details of umpiring workshops for the 2017 season will be available soon.

The 2016 winter netball season is now over, and details of the umpiring workshop for the 2017 winter netball season will be advised towards the end of Term 1 in 2017.

If Netball Wellington Centre have any umpiring workshops coming up we'll do our best to let you know.

 

Umpire Workshop

Umpire Workshop Registrations - now open!

It is essential to register promptly as these workshops fill quickly and will run only once pre-season and once two weeks into the season.

The closing date for registrations is Tuesday 2 May 2017.

New Umpires and Year 5/6 Umpire Registration

This workshop is a pre-requisite for ALL new to umpiring this season.

It is an entry level course held at Wellington East Girls College Sports Centre at NO cost to you.

Date: Sunday 7 May 2017

Time: Theory - 9am - 10:30am, Practical - 10:30am - 12:00pm (you may leave the practical once the umpire mentor has passed you).

Where: Wellington East Girls College Sports Centre, Austin Street, Mount Victoria

OR

Date: Sunday 21 May 2017

Time: Theory - 9:00am - 11:00am, Practical - 11:00am - 12:00pm (you may leave the practical once the umpire mentor has passed you).

Time: Theory - 1:00pm - 2:30pm, Practical - 2:30pm - 4:00pm (you may leave the practical once the umpire mentor has passed you). 

Where: Wellington East Girls College Sports Centre, Austin Street, Mount Victoria

New Umpire AND Refresher Umpire Workshop

This workshop is for those who are new to umpiring and those who need to refresh for this season.

Date: Sunday 21 May 2017

Time: Theory - 9:00am - 11:00am, followed by Practicals - estimated time to finish is approximately 12:00pm

Where: Wellington EAST Girls College Sports Centre (Gate A), Austin Street, Mount Victoria

What to bring: Whistle, shoes for running in, a smile :)

If you wish to attend this workshop please confirm by emailing mktrainingnetball@gmail.com

When emailing please confirm Name, School and the Team you'll will be umpiring for, and whether you are a refresher umpire or a new umpire.

We need to confirm numbers so we know how long the practicals will run for and also ensure we have enough books. 

To register please click here.

Year 7/8 Umpire Registraton (Refresher ONLY)

MK invites Y7 and Y8 umpires sitting their refresher course to our structured refresher workshop program provided to you by Netball Wellington.

This workshop will be held at Wellington East Girls College Sports Centre and is provided to you at NO cost.

Date: Sunday 7 May 2017

Time: Theory - 11am-12:00pm, Practical - 12:00pm-1:00pm

Where: Wellington East Girls College Sports Centre, Austin Street, Mount Victoria

OR

Date: Sunday 21 May 2017

Time: Theory - 3:00pm-4:00pm, Practical - 4:00pm-5:00pm

Where: Wellington East Girls College Sports Centre, Austin Street, Mount Victoria

To register please click here.

 

Wanted - TEAMS to play for the Umpire Workshop Practicals please

We need teams to play for umpires to practice their umpiring on at our Umpire Woprkshops.  If your team (or part of your team) is keen to come along please register them via the link below.

We will review all teams entered after the closing date and roster them to play.  All teams will get at least 30 minutes of game time and we will attempt to match you to teams of similar ability where possible.  We have a limited number of spaces so will confirm that we need you after the closing date.

All team members must come along with either their coach or a supervising parent.

The closing date to register your team is Tuesday 2 May 2017.

The dates and times Y5 or Y6 teams are required:

Sunday 7 May from 10:15am-12:00pm

Sunday 21 May from 2:15pm-4:00pm

The dates and times Y7 or Y8 teams are required:

Sunday 7 May from 11:45am-1:00pm

Sunday 21 May from 3:45pm-5:00pm

To register please click here.

 

A Call Out to all Kiwi Whistlers from 2013 & 2014

Here is a chance to put your umpiring skills to use and earn some money at the same time!

Take up the challenge and help some schools in urgent need of umpires this season.

For more information about this, click on the document below.

 

Umpire Registration Refresher Tests

If your MK Umpiring Registration has expired, you can sit a "refresher" test in the Control Room (container) at the EBIS netball courts from 8:30am on Saturdays during the netball season.

 

Duty Umpires

The Duty Umpire is not available to umpire games where an umpire has not been provided.  Any team that fails to provide a registered umpire for any game will be considered to have defaulted, although the game may continue as a "friendly" game using only the opposing team's umpire or an unregistered umpire.  If neither team provides a registered umpire, zero points will be awarded.  The situation must be reported to the Control Room by the defaulting team before the beginning of the game.  The team that fails to provide an umpire will also be fined $40.

 

Neutral Umpires

Coaches of any teams in the Y6A Grade, the Y7/8A and 7/8B Grade are not permitted to umpire their team's games and must provide a separate umpire. 

 

Umpiring Guidelines

Every team must provide a registered umpire for each game.  The penalty for not doing so is a requirement to default and to pay a fine of $40.  The MK Committee can not be expected to provide last minute replacements.

All umpires must have attended and passed an umpiring course within the last 3 years and have the minimum qualifications of "Introduction to Umpiring".

There is a Duty Umpire available during play that can be approached by any member of the public to assist with umpiring queries.  If there are any umpiring concerns please contact the Duty Umpire immediately.  They can be identified by their Badge or inquire at the Control Room (container).

Umpires are required to check the OTHER team and not their own for jewellery, fingernails etc as they are trained to do so in the courses.  Score cards must be checked by both Umpires during the breaks, any inconsistencies are dealt with immediately.

At the end of the game, each umpire must sign the score card and clearly print their name.

 

Year 5 and 6 Umpiring Guidelines

Enforce:

  • ALL obstruction (within .9m)
  • ALL contact
  • Obvious stepping and offside
  • 3 second held ball
  • Incorrect throw-in
  • Replayed ball

Explain:

All decisions and rules using simple language as required and in a pleasant manner.

 

Year 7 and 8 Umpiring Guidelines

Enforce ALL rules:

  • ALL obstruction (within .9m)
  • ALL contact
  • All stepping
  • 3 second held ball
  • Replayed ball 
  • Off-side
  • Incorrect throw-in

Explain:

When necessary in a pleasant manner.

 

Dual Umpiring

Always umpire from the centre circle to your right.  You are also responsible for the complete sideline on your side of the court.  The other umpire is responsible for the other sideline and the end of the court from the centre circle to their right.

Blow the whistle to restart the game after every goal scored at your end, regardless of which team has next centre pass.

The team that has the first pass is evens as 0 is an even number.  At quarter time, if the ball is in play, the team that was on evens is now on odds.  The evens/odds stay the same if the centre pass was about to be taken or a goal has just been scored when quarter time was called, i.e. only if the ball is in play when the quarter time hooter sounds do you change odds/evens.

The committee reserves the right to insist on "white" (higher qualified) umpires if the need arises.  This request will be put in writing via the School Coordinator.

Motu Kairangi management also reserves the right to stop a game and replace one or both umpires should the need arise.

The start of play is dictated by the umpire's whistle, after the hooter has sounded.  The end of play is dictated by the umpire's whistle after the sounding of the hooter.

 

Injuries

A game maybe stopped for an injury and until the situation has been resolved.  Where possible move an injured player from the court to allow the game to continue.  A substitute may replace an injured player.  The injured player cannot return to court until there is a break in play.  If in any doubt about moving a player consult any first aider who may be present.

Any player with an open wound or any sort of bleeding must leave the court immediately and not return until the bleeding is controlled and the wound has been dressed.  Blood on the ball and court must also be washed away.  Water is available from the Control Room if required.

All team members and supporters should be aware of appropriate measures to prevent contact with blood and body fluids of an injured person.

  • No extra time can be given to make up for delays
  • Cover all open wounds
  • Use water to clean any blood from the ball and/or court

 

Game Misconduct

If a player's conduct is a cause for concern, through foul language or inappropriate or unacceptable behaviour, the umpire should in addition to any penalty awarded, follow the recommended procedure:

  • Give warning
  • If the player is still offending, stand the player down for a specified time, eg. 3 goals
  • Order the player off the court for the rest of the game if the behaviour continues once back on the court
  • If the offender is playing centre, replace them with another player from the court.  If it is any other player, they may not be replaced.  The team may play with as few as 5 players. 

If there continues to be a problem, seek the advice of the Duty Umpire to resolve the matter while the game is still in play.

 

Kiwi Whistler Programme

Click here for information on the Kiwi Whistler Programme.

 

 

 

 

 

Umpire 101 Course - Thursday 15th May 2014 (for on home page)

Netball Wellington Centre is offering an Umpire 101 Course for Clubs/Seniors/Umpires/Schools that missed the umpiring courses on offer pre netball season. For more information about the course click here.

 

Umpire 101 Course - Thursday 15th May 2014 - facilitated by Netball Wellington Centre

Netball Wellington Centre is offering an Umpire 101 Course for Clubs/Seniors/Umpires/Schools that missed the umpiring courses on offer pre netball season.

This is a great interactive theory session, so it’s a great course for those wanting to get a bit more out of umpiring.

DATE: Thursday 15th May (yes that’s THIS Thursday!)

TIME: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

VENUE: Hataitai Netball Pavillion

COST: $2

Come along and you'll get the chance to:

- Talk about your umpiring fears

- Learn the rules of the game

- Get some handy tips on how to handle over-zealous spectators

- Come to grips with how to embrace your confidence on court

- Talk through situations or scenarios

- Pick up some of the hand signals and learn where best to position yourself

- Opportunity to complete the Centre test bank theory if keen

- Be in a safe environment to ask any question – there are likely to be others in the room wanting to ask the same questions so no question is considered a silly question!

Any queries please contact Sue on gm@netballwellington.co.nz, or Ph: 387 6019.

Netball Wellington Centre ask that you please indicate your attendance prior to the day so that they can ensure they have the right number of resources available for you.  Confirmation can be made by emailing Sue on gm@netballwellington.co.nz.

NB: Please note Netball Wellington Centre will have their pink "Introduction to Umpiring" beginners books with diagrams for sale on the day - $5 if you wish to purchase one.

 

Umpire 101 Course - Wednesday 18th June 2014 - facilitated by Netball Wellington Centre

Netball Wellington Centre is offering an Umpire 101 Course for Clubs/Seniors/Umpires/Schools that missed the umpiring courses earlier on in the netball season.

This is a great interactive theory session, so it’s a great course for those wanting to get a bit more out of umpiring.

DATE: Wednesday 18th June (yes that’s NEXT week!)

TIME: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

VENUE: Hataitai Netball Pavillion

COST: $2

Come along and you'll get the chance to:

- Talk about your umpiring fears

- Learn the rules of the game

- Get some handy tips on how to handle over-zealous spectators

- Come to grips with how to embrace your confidence on court

- Talk through situations or scenarios

- Pick up some of the hand signals and learn where best to position yourself

- Opportunity to complete the Centre test bank theory if keen

- Be in a safe environment to ask any question – there are likely to be others in the room wanting to ask the same questions so no question is considered a silly question!

Any queries please contact Sue Geale on gm@netballwellington.co.nz, or Ph: 387 6019.

Netball Wellington Centre ask that you please indicate your attendance prior to the day so that they can ensure they have the right number of resources available for you.  To confirm you'd like to attend please email Sue Geale on gm@netballwellington.co.nz.

NB: Please note Netball Wellington Centre will have their pink "Introduction to Umpiring" beginners books with diagrams for sale on the day - $5 if you wish to purchase one.

 

Umpire Training Workshops - Sunday 19th April 2015 - for New Umpires through to Grade Year 8

It is essential to register promptly as workshops fill quickly and run only once pre-season.

Please note all registrations must be received by Sunday 12th April 2015.

New Umpires and Year 4 Umpires

This training workshop is a pre-requisite for ANYONE NEW to umpiring this season.

It is an entry-level course held at the ASB Arena at NO cost to you.

For more information and to register for this course , please click on the document link below.

Year 5 and Year 6 Umpires

This is a new training workshop aimed at your level of umpiring.

It is a structured program to help get you reacquainted with umpiring and netball again this season. It is to be held at the ASB Arena at NO cost to you.

For more information and to register for this course, please click on the document link below. 

Year 7 and Year 8 Umpires

This training workshop is aimed at Y7 and Y8 umpires as a refresher course.

It is a structured refresher programme to be held at the ASB Sports Arena at NO cost to you.

For more information and to register for this course , please click on the document link below. 

 

Year 4 Umpiring Guidelines

Enforce:

  • ALL obstruction (within .9m)
  • ALL contact

Relax:

  • 3 second held ball (up to 6 seconds)
  • Stepping rule (allow for balance, without progressing forward)
  • Replayed ball
  • Off-side
  • Incorrect throw in

Explain:

  • All decisions and rules using simple language and in a pleasant manner.

 

2016 New Umpiring Rules

The International Netball Federation announced some rule changes for 2016. These changes took effect on 1st January 2016. 

The new rules shown below will be in effect at MK from 1st January 2016.

If you wish to print the new umpiring rules, please click on the document link below.