Umpires will receive expert coaching and participate in both practical and educational development sessions throughout the program under the guidance of the CCAS umpire coaching staff with the support of the Central Coast Heart umpire coaching staff. This program is recognised as part of the program pathway for umpires under the Netball NSW pathway and the newly established Central Coast umpires pathway.
Umpires who are successful in gaining access to the program will undertake a similar schedule of training to the athlete pathway and will work closely with the athlete pathways program to form a highly integrated umpiring program. The 2020 Umpire program will commence in February and run through until October 2020.
Interested umpires are encouraged to complete the online application form. Each applicant is reviewed by a selected panel of CCAS coaches and administrators.
If successful, the athlete levy will need to be paid prior to the umpire receiving their uniform and/or participating.
The Central Coast Academy of Sport netball umpires program is a part of a formalised pathway feeding into the Central Coast Heart umpires program under the Netball NSW umbrella.
The program operates under Netball Australia and Netball NSW guidelines to up-skill umpires and prepare them for competitions and their next badge upgrade.
To be eligible to apply for a 2020 Academy Netball Umpire scholarship, athletes must be:
• Male or female born between 2000 and 2007 (13 to 20 years old in 2020)
• Has attained or is working towards a National Umpire Award (Badge C preferred, but not essential)
• A current financial member of a local Netball Association located within the Central Coast region
• Currently residing within the Local Government Area (LGA) of the Central Coast Council.
A levy of $200.00 (+GST) is applicable to successful umpires and covers the full cost of participation in the program, the CCAS merchandise kit (Uniform) and tickets for athlete and their family to attend the CCAS Awards Evening.
The following benefits will apply to athletes selected within the CCAS 2020 Netball Umpire Program:
• Skills training & mentoring to further develop abilities
• Opportunities to represent the CCAS as Umpires in the ‘Your Local Club’ Academy Games, RASi Academy Challenge and various other events
• Education sessions to ensure umpires also learn to prepare themselves off the court;
• A CCAS merchandise kit valued at over $200.00
• 20% discount on all CCAS Clothing purchases, and various other athlete discounts including preferred pricing for Victor Sports, Mingara One, Water to Go among many others.