-They wear white or any other natural colour so they aren’t
being associated with the team and so that people know they’re an umpire.
-Have to be wearing different colours from the players on
-Wear running shoes or training shoes.
-White instead of black.
Stopwatch (and a spare one)
Fitness needed- Umpires
need to have a good level of fitness for the matches, as they have to run
around quite a bit.
Health and safety-
Make sure all nails are short.
Make sure that the post has a post protector-
this is required!
No jewellery should be worn.
must understand the rules of netball and be able to know all the signals and to
use a stopwatch.
Control of players- There
are 14 players on a netball court. You can only have two players reaching for
communication- The umpire’s communication has to be good to make it clear
to the players and show them what they need to do.
is a favourite colour by many umpires; this easily separates umpires from
timing device is needed (clock, stopwatch, timer, etc.).
Application of rules- Learn to use odds and evens scoring
system. This gets used to record goals scored and call the next centre pass.
Control of players-
Educate official times during the game. E.g., illnesses, injuries of for blood
Make sure that any extra time is added on at the
end of the game.
Stop time when needed.
Make sure it’s accurate!
Use of technology-
Set the timer for 4x15min quarters, with 35
minutes half time, based on the age group.
Indicate any bonus time for either team on the
Stop the clock when the referees whistle is
Frequently check with scorer to make sure that
both the score on the clock and the score in the book.
Work only with the referee, not players, fans or
Only take directions from the referee.
Time is only added to the clock if the referee
Signal to umpire when quarters finish.
30 seconds remaining, then 10 seconds remaining.
Have to have their hair tied back at all times.
Wear as much white as possible (all white if
A pen and a pencil.
A rule book.
A score sheet.
don’t have to be fit because all they do is sit down.
When a goal is scored they must shout out the
score and make sure that it has been shouted loud enough so everyone can hear
They must always be paying attention to the game
at all times because a player might get injured or suspended from the game.