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There are 8 levels in the Australian umpiring accreditation system:

  • Level 1: LOCAL ASSOCIATION

Is awarded when an umpire completes the following:

  • Levels 2-4: STATE

Involves passing a rules assessment and a practical assessment at State Championships

    • Level 2 is assessed at Blacktown Junior International Challenge or U14 State Championships
    • Level 3 is assessed at Under 18 or Over 35's State Championships
    • Level 4 is assessed at Open Women's State Championships
  • Levels 5-6: NATIONAL

Involves passing a rules assessment and a practical assessment at National Championships.

    • Level 5 is assessed at U16 Male/Female or U18 Female National Championships
    • Level 6 is assessed at U18 Male or Open Women's National Championships 
  • Levels 7-8: INTERNATIONAL

Recognition accreditations and are awarded by the Softball Australia National Umpiring Program (Softball Australia NUP).

    • Level 7 is awarded as a result of several on and off diamond criteria, including currency of rules assessment, WBSC Certification and officiating at a minimum of one junior or open world championship  
    • Level 8 is awarded as a result of several on and off diamond criteria, including currency of rules assessment, WBSC Certification and officiating at a minimum of two world championships, one of which must be an open world championship

* First-time registration for Play By The Rules online training is required.

Click here to view the experience and pass marks required for each level.

 

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2021 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

Scott Rindfleish - Director of Umpiring

Andrew Rindfleish OAM - Deputy Director

Vicki Lansley - Secretary

Andrew Birks - Treasurer

Claire Austring - Executive Member

Leanne Gearside - Executive Member

Robert McIntosh - Executive Member

Jessica Rooke - Executive Member

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