Umpire Coach Accreditation

In order to gain accreditation coaches must be fully participating in the Umpire Coach Professional Development Program (attending all workshops and teleconferences) and need to be assessed against the accreditation competencies. 

Umpire coach assessment

The assessment of an umpires coach needs to be via at least three observations to ensure the coach can demonstrate all the competencies required.  As a guide the observations can be completed via the following people (flexible):

  • State Umpiring Manager
  • State Umpiring Development Officers
  • Submission of a peer assessment - umpire’s coach currently in phase 3 (level 2 Umpire Coach) of the Umpire Coach Professional Development Program - (up to two observations only)
  • Self Assessment accompanied by a video of a coaching session provided to State Umpiring Manager - (one observation only)

The State Umpiring Manager can determine the accreditation observation protocol to ensure that no umpire coach is disadvantaged in the process.

Coaches can also use opportunities at workshops/representative carnivals as an opportunity to provide evidence of their coaching competence.

At the end of this stage, those who successfully complete the program will receive accreditation for Level 1 and/or Level 2 Umpire Coach.  Successful umpire coaches need to ensure their updated accreditation is registered on Footyweb.

The manual outlines:

  • AFL Umpire Coach Professional Development Program
  • AFL Umpire Coach Accreditation Scheme
  • AFL National Umpire Accreditation Scheme

How the National Coach Accreditation Scheme flowchart is incorporated into the Umpire Coach Professional Development Program:

National Coach Accreditation Scheme flowchart

Umpire Coach Accreditation Competencies

Level 1 Umpire Coach Accreditation - Performance Criteria

What you are expected to do

-

Participate in pre-season national conference/mid-season workshop and state-based end-of-year conference

-

Establish/contribute to and maintain a supportive, inclusive and welcoming environment

-

Participate in at least one teleconference during the season

-

Demonstrate qualities of an umpire's coach

-

Demonstrate effective communication skills with umpiring personnel and others

-

Develop coashing session outlines - provide pro forma

-

Conduct umpire coaching sessions (three) which are: planned, engaging, interactive, targeted

-

Involve umpires/others in coaching/training sessions

-

Observe umpiring performances and facilitate feedback

-

Conduct a review of coaching performance - end-of pre-season, mid-year and end-of-year and respond to feedback

-

Conduct a review of coaching sessions on a regular basis

-

Record entries in jouirnal and discuss with umpiring personnel

-

Complete implementation of two things as part of PD plan

 

 

Elective - Must select at least two

-

Act as a BUDDY and support a participant from own/another umpiring group

-

Assist with the implementation of the NUAS in accordance with national guidelines

-

Support Green Shirt/Mentoring programs

 

 

Level Two Umpire Accreditation

What you are expected to do

-

Provide leadership to the umpiring group

-

Demonstrate qualities of an umpire's coach

-

Establish, support and monitor a 'coaching team'

-

Demonstrate interpersonal skills in teh coaching leadership role

-

Prepare and implement a coaching plan

-

Manage the coaching program including:

  • Green Shirt Program
  • Mentoring Program

-

Conduct umpire coaching sessions (on at least three occasions) which:

  • are planned
  • are engaging
  • use different methods of delivery
  • are targeted

-

Mentor a participant in the Umpire Coach PD Program

-

Observe umpiring performances and facilitate feedback

-

Facilitate feedback sessions with a mentor/observer/coach

  • discuss follow-up actions

-

Assess and accredit umpires who meet the requiremetns of the NUAS

-

Conduct a review of coaching team performances - pre-season, mid-year and end-of-year

-

Undertake exit interviews with umpires/umpiring personnel who have left the organisation

-

Record umpire coaching related entries in Umpire Coaches Journal and discuss with umpiring personnel

-

Participate in coaching role at end-of-year state-based workshops

-

Advocate and promote umpiring in the region/area

-

Facilitate the development of an umpiring plan for their umpiring group

-

Commence development of a succession plan

-

Seek and utilise a critical friend/mentor toa ssist and support them in the coaching role

-

Participate at national/state representative football events in a coaching support role

-

Present to a PD workshop session

-

Assist with the assessment of PD participants

-

Facilitate a teleconference/s

-

Provide a brief report to State Umpiring Development Manager

Advertisement
2015 AFL National Coaching Conference
OPSM - book an eye test today