Umpiring

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 for 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.

Umpiring Courses

  • Preliminary Umpire

    This 3 hour preliminary umpire course is the first award within the Rounders umpiring pathway. Learners need to be 14+ years old to register for and attend the course. There is a min requirement of 12 and a max requirement of 20 learners per course.

    NOTE: The course organiser must hold an education membership to Rounders England.

    Facility requirements

    A 4 badminton court sized sports hall and separate classroom are required (incl facilities to use PowerPoint).

    Learning

    The course will provide you with an introduction to umpiring and the skills to enable you to start to officiate at matches and events.

    What you need to bring

    You will need to come in sportswear as participants will be expected to take part in the activities. Please also bring refreshments as Rounders England cannot guarantee these facilities at the course venues.

    What you will receive

    • Simplified Rules
    • Certificate of for umpiring preliminary Rounders
    • 1 months Gold membership to Rounders England, following completion of the course, which includes combined liability cover

    Costs

    • £30 per learner (Non Member)
    • £27 per learner (Gold Member)

    Interested?

    To apply for a course at your school or college, email or call the Workforce team on 0114 248 0357


    Forthcoming Courses

    Preliminary Umpire

    To register on a course, see the forthcoming list below and proceed to register as a current member or new member.

    If you want further information about a course prior to registering, view the full Competitions & Events Calendar.

    • 03March 2019

      Preliminary Umpire – Burnley

      Interested in learning umpiring skills, developing your skills in a new sport or undertaking a refre...

    If there are no courses in your area, you can be added to a waiting list. Complete a form, link below, to be contacted in the future about courses near you.

  • Intermediate Umpire

    The intermediate umpire course is the next step on the umpire pathway, leading from the preliminary umpire course. It prepares learners to undertake a theory test showing a high level of knowledge of the rules. The course will also give practical instruction and demonstration of game control. There is a min requirement of 12 and a max requirement of 20 learners per course.

    Facility Requirements

    A 4 badminton court sized sports hall and classroom area are required (including facilities to use PowerPoint)

    Learning

    • Ability to control the game
    • Understanding and implementation of rules
    • Competence to fulfil all the duties of a Rounders England Umpire

    NOTE: There will be a practical assessment in a match situation at a later date, learners will be assessed both as batters and bowlers umpire

    Pre-requisites to attend

    • Aged 16 and over
    • If under 18 hold the Preliminary Umpire Award

    OR

    • If over 18 be a PE Teacher or other role involving related skills

    OR

    • Be able to provide evidence of knowledge and experience

    What you need to bring

    You will need to come in sportswear as participants will be expected to take part in the activities. Please also bring refreshments as Rounders England can not guarantee these facilities at the course venue.

    What you will receive

    • Simplified Rules
    • Official Rounders Rules book
    • 1 months Gold membership to Rounders England, following completion of the course, which includes combined liability cover
    • A certificate for all learners who attend the 3½ hour course, pass the theory test (75% pass mark), umpire and log 4 matches and pass a practical assessment at a later date within a year of the course date (organisational responsibility of the learner)

    Cost

    • £60 per learner (Non Member)
    • £54 per learner (Gold Member)

    Interested?

    If you would like to organise and run a course, email or call the Workforce team on 0114 248 0357.


    Forthcoming Courses

    Preliminary Umpire

    To register on a course, see the forthcoming list below and proceed to register as a current member or new member.

    If you want further information about a course prior to registering, view the full Competitions & Events Calendar.

    • 03March 2019

      Intermediate Umpire – Burnley

      Interested in progressing your umpiring skills, developing yourself in Rounders or excelling your co...

    If there are no courses in your area, you can be added to a waiting list. Complete a form, link below, to be contacted in the future about courses near you.

Course Organiser How To

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Individual Learner How To

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