Umpire Training Courses

Umpire Training Courses

Umpire Training Courses for New Umpires and those with a Level One Accreditation

Both below courses to be conducted at West Beach – Under Main Grandstand Building

 

Training Course One – Greenshirt Training Course

On Three Consecutive Mondays 7pm to 9pm – Sept 7th, 14th and 21st

The SA Softball Umpires Committee have scheduled the Umpire Greenshirt Training Course, which is designed for:-

  1. All potential new umpires for the forthcoming season
  2. Any existing umpire that has not yet achieved their Level One accreditation to get the benefit of a refresher
  3. For anyone that would like a better understanding of the basic rules of Softball.

The Greenshirt training  course provides an ideal opportunity for clubs to identify their new potential umpires and have them inducted into the Greenshirt program. The initial training for a new umpire is conducted over three Monday evening training sessions. The Greenshirt training is supported with:-

  • An easy to follow beginners umpiring manual
  • Presented in theory as well as on diamond practical sessions – so bring warm clothes
  • On completion of the three initial sessions, training participants will be presented with their Umpires Greenshirt
  • Whilst umpiring in their Greenshirt, they will receive the protection of the SA Office for Recreation and Sports Greenshirt protocols
  • Follow up support, observation and feedback during Saturday matches by our experienced umpire trainers
  • Review of ongoing improvement for consideration for their Level 1 Accreditation by season end.

This is a prime opportunity for clubs to identify at least two participants from their club to receive training as an umpire and benefit from additional club members being available for your club’s umpire rostering requirements.

 

Training Course Two – For Existing Level 1 Umpires

On Three Consecutive Mondays 7pm to 9pm – Sept 14th, 21st & 28th

(please note this Level 1 course starts one week after the commencement of the Greenshirt Training course)

The Level 1 Training Course, is designed for:-

  1. All umpires with a current Level 1 accreditation
  2. Any Level 2 umpire that would like to participate as a revision
  3. For anyone that would like a better understanding of the rules of Softball.

The Level 1 training will:-

  • Revise the information learnt as a Greenshirt Umpire
  • Provide the umpiring manual to become a Level 2 Umpire
  • Provide the information you need to improve your understanding of the rules and how to apply them on the diamond
  • Presented in theory as well as on diamond practical sessions- so please bring warm clothes
  • Provide follow up support, observation and feedback during Saturday matches by our experienced umpire trainers
  • Review of ongoing improvement for consideration to be assessed for their Level 2 Accreditation.

 

Anyone is absolutely welcome to simply attend on any or all of the three training nights, however to assist SA Softball Umpires Committee to plan the space for the number of attendees, if you know you will be attending please contact Ian Gray ian.gray4@gmail.com or 0409 900 760