Umpire Coaches participating in the CALD workshop session

Umpire Coaches attend End of Year Workshop

Monday, January 17, 2011

On Sunday 5th December, sixteen Umpire Coaches gathered at the AFL Offices in Sydney for an End of Season Workshop, as part of the AFL Umpire Coach Professional Development Program (PDP). Coaches gathered from across NSW and the ACT.

As part of the day’s program umpire coaches facilitated the sessions including a review of the 2010 season. There were also sessions on group leadership, and a session on planning better coaching sessions and implementing accreditation consistently across NSW/ACT.

One of the highlights of the day was a presentation from the AFL NSW/ACT Multicultural Department. The session looked into Cultural Diversity, and explored ways that Umpiring can work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, and engage them in the football community.

Participation in the AFL Umpire Coach Professional Development Program (PDP) forms the basis of an umpire coach’s on- going coaching and personal development. The program also includes umpire coach accreditation. The program involves participation in workshops and teleconferences throughout the year with other umpire coaches from across Australia to continue discussing and sharing ideas and successes.

The State-based End of Season Workshops are an important part of the ongoing review and planning cycle for the further improvement and development in umpire coaching.

The umpire coaches are now looking forward to their participation in the 2011 AFL Umpire Coach Professional Development Program National Conference which will once again be held in conjunction with the AFL National Coaches Conference at Etihad Stadium at the end of January. 

Bringing player coaches and umpire coaches together for this weekend reinforces that umpiring is everybody’s business.

Find out more about the 2011 AFL Umpire Coach Professional Development Program National Conference

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