Umpire Pathway, Courses, Theory Exams & Testing

Parkville Umpiring Pathway

Parkville Netball Competitions has an intensive umpire development program providing an excellent pathway and support network, taking an umpire from the novice to the experienced.
 
Current Umpire Development Supervisors, Juleen Maxfield and Pat Utting, have extensive umpiring backgrounds.
Juleen holds AA Badge and Pat an A Badge. 
 
Our Umpire "Development" Supervisors are supported by a number of Umpire Supervisors whom appoint, allocate and mentor umpires for each day/night of competition.  
 
Parkville is always looking to increase its umpire panel. Interested Badged  umpires are encouraged to contact Sue Flynn on 9321 2259 or email sue.flynn@parkville.netballvic.com.au.


 

 

Umpires Theory Exam
Umpire Theory Exam are available online www.netball.com.au
 
 
    
Umpire Testing:
C Grade Badge
Theory pass of 70% and over in Section 1 paper and attendance at a Level 1 Umpires Course are prerequisites for testing. A 'C' grade umpire shall:
  • Have reasonable control.
  • Have good knowledge of the rules.
  • Have a voice and whistle that are loud and clear.
  • Have efficient announcement of decisions.
  • Have good coverage of the court.
  • Show good application of all general rules.
  • Apply contact and obstruction consistently.
  • Have efficient centre passes.
  • Show awareness of the Advantage Rule and apply it, for example 'Advantage Goal'


B Grade Badge
Theory pass of 80% and over and attendance at a Level 1 Umpires Course are prerequisites for testing.  A B-Badge umpire shall:
  • Have good control of the game.
  • Have detailed knowledge of the rules.
  • Have a voice and whistle which are easily hea rd.
  • Make clear and precise decisions.
  • Have a very effective coverage of the court.
  • Show clear application of contact and obstruction.
  • Apply the Advantage Rule consistently.
  • Penalise all other infringements.
  • Ensure correct and efficient centre pass.