A good Umpire will move to get into a good position

Umpiring is a great way to be involved in Rounders. It gives you the opportunity to give something back to the sport you love, whilst also helping to increase participation. There are opportunities to be involved in Rounders in a capacity that suits you, whether you want to umpire at your local team or progress to elite umpiring.

For all games played in accordance with the rules laid out in the Official Rounders Rules book, there shall be two umpires who have specific responsibilities.

Best organised outside of the playing season, in the Autumn or Winter, qualifications can be gained in preparation for the following season and practical experience can be achieved.

Umpire Courses

Preliminary Umpire is a 3 hour course and the first award within the pathway. Candidates need to be 14+ years old to register for and attend the course.

Intermediate Umpire is a 3½ hour course that prepares learners to undertake a theory test, gives practical instruction and demonstration of game control, and involves a practical assessment in a match situation at a later date. Please click on the link to see the Pre-requisites to attend.

Umpire Resources


Score Key

Simplified Rules

Pathway – there are three strands within the Rounders pathway

Code of practice – this is a reminder to umpires of their obligation to maintain fair play

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