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Duration : 2 - 4 hours
A short stand alone course that offers any cricket enthusiast curious about becoming an umpire a taste of what the role entails, and an outline to what lies ahead should they wish to pursue their interest further.
Its Your Call - Umpire Education Stage One
Designed to give an overview of the basic Laws of the game, and how to apply them and introduce the principles of fieldcraft and match management. It will provide the tools necessary to enable you to umpire matches at the basic recreational level where independant umpires are not appointed.
Its Your Call - Umpire Education Stage Two
This course is designed to give further knowledge and skills to enable you to became a member of a League Panel. It complements the Stage One course by looking beyond the basic Laws and building on the fieldcraft and match management techniques and introduce the concept of teamwork with a colleague.
Its Your Call - Umpire Education Stage Three
Designed for experienced umpires that aspire to stand at the highest level of League cricket. As well as interpretation and application of the Laws it also covers management of the match, the field and the players on it. Man management and other practical aspects are also covered. Whilst aimed at those wishing to stand at Premier League level this course is also suitable for those wanting to develop their skills and be the best umpire they can be.
Its Your Call - Umpire Education Stage Four
For those wishing to stand at the highest level of recreational cricket. It puts together all the knowledge and skills required to become a confident, well-rounded umpire.