Umpire Pathway

Umpiring is a great way to stay in the game of netball and give back to your community. It is also a great way to become a better player - those who know the rules will be able to play the game a lot better. 

Umpire Pathway

The Netball New Zealand umpire pathway starts off with  Introduction to Umpiring and goes all the way through to New Zealand qualified umpires. 

We welcome all umpires to the Centre - with or without experience, and invite you to contact our Development Coordinator to talk through your options to become an umpire.

If you are already a current umpire, you will also be able to move your current qualifications over to our Centre. 

Contact us if you are interested in becoming an umpire.

Introduction to umpiring

Introduction to Umpiring is the first step on the umpire development pathway and will ensure new umpires understand the basics and can continue to build on these.

  • Online New Umpire Module (Centre Theory) & practical checklist
  • Attend the Introduction to Umpiring course
  • Practical Coaching & observations
Centre Award

Centre Award is made up of two components 

  • Passed online New Umpire Module (Centre Theory)
  • Coached by qualified umpires
  • Practical on a 40-minute game

This qualification needs to ‘endorsed’ every four years

Zone Award

Zone Award is made up of two components 

  • Gained Centre Award
  • Passed Zone Theory
  • Screened by assessors
  • Coached by qualified umpires
  • Practical on a 40-minute game

This qualification needs to ‘endorsed’ every four years

NZ A, B, C Awards
  • Gained Zone award
  • Passed NZ theory
  • Coached by qualified umpires
  • Screened by assessors
  • Attained recommended fitness levels
  • Practical on a NZUDG approved game

This qualification needs to ‘endorsed’ every four years

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