C Badge Candidate Program
Our C Badge Candidate program invites umpires to commit to improving their skills working towards obtaining their National C Badge.
Integral to netball are confident, passionate and skilled umpires to keep the game safe, fair and fun. At C&DNA, we are proud to be consistently committed to improving our fleet of umpires.
Obtaining the National C Badge is the next step in the umpiring journey. This program is a voluntary program. If you would like to work towards your C Badge, you commit to learning from your mentors and approaching umpiring with a courteous, approachable and honest attitude about what you know and what you still need to learn.
We recommend that you umpire for at least 12 months before joining the program. You will complete a minimum of 8 weeks training in the program before being tested. A maximum of 6 badge trainees may take part in the program per season.
B Skills Program
At C&DNA, we are not able to test for B Badge umpires. However, we have experienced and knowledgeable B Badge umpires who run our B Skills Program, which may give you preparatory B level training as a starting point in your journey to get your B Badge.
On court umpires are required to complete a series of tasks over a four-year period following their successful attainment of either Netball Australia C, B, A or AA Badge. Netball Australia recommends that all umpires who attain their badge (become accredited) continue to upgrade their knowledge, skills and competencies.
The updating program aims to raise the overall quality of umpires within netball by ensuring they are provided with ongoing education and development opportunities covering area such as:
- Keeping abreast of the latest information on developments within netball.
- Rules knowledge and current interpretations.
- Having access to the most up-to-date techniques and skills relating to umpiring.
Netball Australia requires an umpire to reach the specified number of points of updating activity to remain accredited at the relevant badge level. In the case of the A and AA badge, an umpire must successfully complete the practical assessment in addition to the required points to be updated.