St Ives Netball Umpires 2018

Welcome to the St Ives Netball Umpiring community.

These notes explain how the umpiring system works, however if you have any questions please contact one of the convenors listed at the end

The St Ives Umpire Convenors are made up of 3 individuals who share the responsibilities of organising the umpires for St Ives:

  • Anna Sheridan looks after the roster and the general admin.
  • Meg Hooper looks after the development of the umpires, badging and buddying coordinator and is at the courts on Saturdays. Meg will be responsible for the New Umpires.
  • Bridgette Belbin looks after payments.

KNA require each club to provide an umpire for each club team in each timeslot that is playing in the competition. However, an umpire will not umpire a game involving their club; the umpire will be allocated another game at the same time.

New Umpires

As a new umpire you will normally be umpiring either an 8.00 or 8.55am game (i.e. 9s and 10s games). There may be opportunities later in the year to umpire a later game but everyone starts with the early morning games.

Prior to the season starting KNA runs an introduction course which is a good way to get started. This year the course (Beginner Umpires Workshop) is being held on Sunday March 11th 8:30am – 12.30pm at Abbotsleigh Indoor Courts Ada Ave Wahroonga

There is also the 9 year round robin which is on Sunday 18 March and we organise our new umpires to umpire these games. The games are only 10mins long.

Buddies

You will be buddied by fellow St Ives Umpires before being assessed for your next Umpire Badge. You will need to have your “Buddy Note Book” with you at all times. Your Buddy will use this for recording details of buddying sessions. When you are assessed for a badge your book will be checked to see how you have improved and what you are working on. If you have not received a “STI Note Book Kit”, please see Meg.

National Development of Umpires

Our more senior umpires will be coached by KNA. The National program for umpires at KNA is overseen by Shauna Winchester, Jess Clay and Nicole Davis.

The National badging process at KNA is in line with the Framework provided by Netball Australia.

Umpire Badges and Pay

As you improve your umpiring skills you will be assessed and awarded badges. When you start you are given the status of NB which means Not-Badged and your status determines which games you are able to umpire. You are also paid for umpiring and your pay rate is determined on your badge.

Payments are compiled at the end of each month and forwarded to the Club Treasurer for approval.

The badges and pay rates are listed below:

Badge Pay
Not-Badged (NB) $6
Low D (LD) $10
Mid D (MD) $12
High D (HD) $16
2.20pm & 3.40pm games $20 (unless full rate is more)
National C (C) $22
National B (B) $25
National A (A) $30
Stand By (SB) $5
Buddy Half rate of badge

St Ives also pays umpires for Carnivals, Final Series, Rep Trials, Grading and Round Robin Gala days. The Club has generously decided to do this to show its appreciation for all your efforts. St Ives will pay the St Ives badged hourly rate, up to the number of hours umpired, minus the KNA payment.

For Example

A HD umpires 2 x 2-hour rep trials and then a Carnival which went for approximately 6 hours. The KNA Carnival HD rate is $18.

The HD umpire is then entitled to:

  • 2 x 2 hours at the St Ives rate of HD $16 – (4 x $16 = $64); and
  • 6 hours at the St Ives rate of HD $16, minus the KNA HD payment of $18 – (6 x $16 = $96), ($96 – $18 = $78)
  • Total payment due $64 + $78 = $142 for a total of 10 hours.

KNA Carnivals

Umpires can always get a lift if you’re unable to find your own way there, and you receive coaching that contributes to you attaining your next badge. Here is a list of upcoming carnivals:

Date Carnival Badge Umpires Needed Teams
25/03/2018 Penrith MD/HD/Nat C+ 15+ All teams
29/04/2018 Eastwood/Ryde MD/HD/Nat C+ 15+ All teams
06/05/2018 Northern Suburbs MD/HD/Nat C+ 15+ All teams
20/05/2018 Hills Nat C+ 3 14, 15 SA
27/05/2018 Baulkham Hills MD/HD/Nat C+ 14+ All teams
03/06/2018 Liverpool MD/HD/Nat C+ 15+ All teams
24/06/18 Campbelltown MD/HD/Nat C+ 15+ All teams
01/07/2018 Manly MD/HD + 9+ 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 dev
12/08/2018 Wyong MD/HD + 9+ 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 dev

Roster

You will find the 5 Weekly Roster on this page. We notify all the umpires via email when there is a change to the roster and also advise the weekly buddy allocations.

If you have an X: You are umpiring. You need to be at the courts AT LEAST 15 minutes before your game. You then sign in at the umpire’s window of the kiosk and get your court number, proceed to the St Ives tent in front of court 1 and 4 and write down your court number and sign your name on the umpire sign on sheet, then proceed to the court.

If you have a SB: You are on Standby. You need to be at the courts AT LEAST 15 minutes before your game. You then sign in at the umpire’s window of the kiosk and they will thank you and send you off. Proceed to the St Ives tent and sign next to your name for Standby. You then walk back to the umpire’s window and hang around until they call your name. They wait about 5 minutes into the game before letting umpires go in case an umpire has not turned up.

If you have a Blue STI SB: You are not required to umpire at all and do not have to be at the courts for the time slot. I may call on you but would call or text you by 9pm on Friday evening if you are required.

We produce a roster which allocates St Ives umpires to each timeslot we are required to provide umpires for. You will probably find that to begin with you are only umpiring every second week because we have more umpires than games. However, during the season, we may be able to find extra games for our umpires.

The roster identifies all the St Ives teams playing in a timeslot and assigns an umpire to that team. However, you will not be umpiring this team; you will be allocated a different game to umpire. Each grade is allocated an umpiring level; this is the minimum badge that can umpire this grade. This means that in each timeslot we have to provide an umpire of the badge level or higher for each of our teams playing. (Eg Intermediate 1 games require an umpire with a badge HD or above). As well we have to provide KNA with a Stand By umpire for each timeslot we have umpires allocated. If you are on Stand By (SB on the roster) you MUST turn up and be waiting at the KNA umpiring window to be allocated to a game if required. Stand By umpires are usually only required to wait at the umpiring window for up to 15 minutes, and are then released by KNA. You will still be paid if you are a KNA Stand By umpire.

Sometimes St Ives provides umpires for other clubs and we list these clubs on the roster. We also sometimes provide umpires at the last minute for other clubs. If you are umpiring for another club you do not need to contact the other club, the Umpire Convenor sorts out the admin and KNA know you as a St Ives umpire.

St Ives also assigns a St Ives Stand By (STI on the roster) to each timeslot. This means that you will be contacted to umpire if someone calls in sick so you must be prepared to umpire that day, if you have not been contacted before 9pm on Friday to let you know that you are required you do not need to turn up to umpire.

The roster allocates umpires for each of the 14 competition weeks, however the roster changes regularly so do not assume your allocation for the season is not going to change. We notify all the umpires via email when there is a change to the roster.

We realise there may be weeks you are unable to umpire (school camps etc.) so if you are unable to umpire you must let us know so that we do not allocate you to umpire that week. Even if you are not rostered on you should advise us so that if we are making changes we do not allocate you on a week you cannot make.

Changing Umpiring Times

If you discover you cannot umpire on a date you have been assigned to you need to advise The Umpire Convenor (Anna Sheridan) ASAP. KNA need to be advised of changes by 5.00pm on the Wednesday before the game AT THE LATEST. While we understand things happen, advising us of not being available at the last minute because of a commitment you obviously knew about well in advance is not appreciated and may affect your umpiring of future games.

If you are sick, please contact Anna Sheridan on 0407 940 072 (before 8pm) on Friday.

Communication

We communicate with you via email so it is important to ensure we have your correct email address and you need to be checking your emails regularly. We also require a phone contact in case we need to contact you. Sometimes this can be Saturday morning (if we a desperately looking for umpire or discover your game has been cancelled) so a mobile number (if you have one) is best.

WEEKLY PROCEDURE for ALL Umpires

  • Umpires should aim to be at the courts at least 20 minutes prior to the start of your game.
  • Umpires must mark off their names each Saturday at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the game at the Umpire’s window opposite courts 20 and 21.
  • Stand-by Umpires are to mark off and stay at the window until released by KNA (after the game has started).
  • Umpires are ALSO to mark-off on the Umpire sheets at the St Ives tent, in front of court 1 and 4. If you do not sign the St Ives sheet you will not be paid.
  • If you are sick, please ring Anna Sheridan so she can contact the St Ives stand-by. Her mobile number is: 0407 940 072 (before 8pm).
  • Please note that the Club is fined $50.00 each time an Umpire or Standby does not mark off or is late for a game.
  • Umpire dress standard – Club uniform or White shirt with white skirt (NO Track pants).
  • You will sometimes be told you are a Reserve. This occurs when the grade you have been allocated to has a Bye and so there is a spare umpire. Reserve umpires are the first to be allocated to a game requiring an umpire. If you do not umpire, you will still be paid as if you did.

If you need anything at all, Meg and Anna will be around or your buddy can help you. Please don’t be afraid if you’re feeling intimidated or overwhelmed or anything please let someone know so we can help you! We want to make sure you feel comfortable and get the most out of your umpiring.

Contacts

Anna Sheridan
Umpire Convenor
Phone: 0407 940 072
Email: umpire@stivesnetball.com.au

Meg Hooper
Badging and Buddying Coordinator
Email: umpirebuddy@stivesnetball.com.au