With such a large number of umpires to be provided, Kissing Point runs a fun and effective training program to get new umpires (aged 12 and above) up and running with confidence. All new “unbadged” umpires are required to attend a training day staged by KNA at the beginning of the season. This day involves a familiarisation with the rules, clarifying responsibilities during the game, teaching of key hand signals used by umpires, positioning on court and all-important practice at blowing the whistle – loud and with confidence!
In support of this, KP stages a 2-week pre-season training program at Canoon Road where our more experienced umpires take the club’s newcomers in hand. With plenty of drills to build knowledge and confidence, plus lots of advice on how to umpire, this program is a huge success and helps our “newbies” with the basics of umpiring and gets them “game ready” for their first competitive game.
Our new umpires have their first opportunity to umpire a competitive game at the 9yrs Round Robin run by KNA to grade the new 9yr teams.
Do bear in mind this opportunity is not limited to the players – participants of all ages are welcome to train to be an umpire.
Interested? Contact our Umpires’ Convenors, Kelly Oaster or Marinda Taha, and they will get you started!