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Want to be part of the game and umpire?
The recruitment of new umpires generally takes place in the winter months and begins with the Cricket Victoria Winter Classes program.
Most competitions are in demand for umpires, therefore it isn't too difficult getting started. Introductions with umpiring groups can also be arranged through Cricket Victoria if required. For further information contact the CV Umpiring Department on (03) 9653 1141 OR (03) 9653 1163.
Cricket Victoria Umpire training is best broken down into the following sections:
Cricket Victoria conducts a series of lectures , "The Winter Classes", during the off-season in May and early June each year. The course consists of 5 evening classes (approx. 2 hours each) on the Laws of Cricket, the classes are theory based and conducted by CV Umpiring Manager, Richard Patterson, CV Umpiring Officer Daryl Cox and Senior CV Umpires.
Lectures are held at in two areas in the Melbourne metropolitan area; in the Eastern suburbs at Holmesglen TAFE and in the North and West on alternate weeks at RMIT, Bundoora campus and Victoria University, Hoppers Crossing Campus. Registration is essential. Further details are available at Winter Classes.
Cricket Victoria generally recruits umpires to its panel from this program and also introduce prospective umpires to "local associations" on request.
Cricket Victoria conducts a bi-annual Seminar in September, (the next one to be held in 2014), that concentrates more on practical sessions leading in to the commencement of the season in October. Information regarding "SINS" will be posted on the website closer to the date.
Once involved in an umpiring group there are additional nights of education provided during the season by the competition Umpire Advisors.
For those seeking entry into umpiring for the first time be it at Junior, Senior or School level you can register to take part in our entry level accreditation program. These are normally held in the month before the season starts and the first two months of the season, i.e. September to November. Details of the course can be found at National Umpiring Accreditation - Level 1.
Once you have joined an umpiring group and are actively involved, you can apply to register and undertake the National Umpiring Accreditation - Level 2. This is a self-paced, continuous improvement program which is both theory and practical based.