Junior Umpires

Written by  Monday, 16 April 2012 12:54

HOW TO OPERATE THE JUNIOR UMPIRES AWARDS PROGRAMME

WRITTEN TEST:

  • First recruit your group.
  • Junior Umpires Awards are open to all junior badminton players engaged in organised competition at club, association or inter-association level.  We envisage that players start at the Bronze level which should be well achievable by those up to 14s age group.
  • A list of the Laws to be covered at each level is attached.
  • If you are a qualified senior umpire or can gain the assistance of one, this will help considerably at the instruction stage.   All Laws and Recommendations to Technical Officials are available from COC’s in Australia and New Zealand or Oceania Office on application. 
  • When you have your group up to standard, contact the COC office with a list of your prospective candidates and the level they intend to sit. (Almost all will be Bronze Award initially). State COC will send you the appropriate number of exam sheets and practical test scoresheets.  You will need to provide the match scoresheets for the practical tests.

 

NB:  The time limit set for the written exam paper is no more than 40 minutes to complete, under your supervision.

 

PRACTICAL TEST:

  • A Practical Umpiring Section (available from COC’s or Oceania Office) provides all the information required to use the scoresheet system correctly.
  • You can now proceed with the practical umpiring stage.  The test will need to be carried out on doubles and/or mixed though you may prefer to start your players on singles matches initially for simplicity. 
  • Ensure that your players call the score, setting, faults and lets loudly and distinctly enough for players (and the assessor!) to hear clearly.
  • Mark their scoresheets accordingly.  You (or your assisting senior umpire) will need to conclude that each individual has umpired sufficiently well at their level to achieve a practical pass.

 

TEST PAPERS

The completed test papers on both written and practical tests along with the actual match scoresheets clearly identified by the candidate’s name should now be returned to  COC for checking. (You may reach a fairly accurate opinion of how your players have done in the written test by looking over the papers before you send them on). 

 

Your candidates achieving a pass in both the written and practical tests will receive the appropriate level Junior Umpire badge and a certificate.  These will be sent to you for presentation. There is no charge for the Bronze badge which is supplied with the compliments of OBCOC but to assist in cost-recovery, associations/clubs will be invoiced $5.00 for each silver and gold badge supplied.

 

Names and Associations of all those sitting the Junior Umpires Award tests will be recorded and we hope to see most if not all returning in another season to upgrade to a higher level of competency.

 

We thank you in advance for your efforts in ensuring that the Junior Umpire Awards Programme is a significant and continuing success.

 

LAWS TO BE TESTED ON FOR EACH AWARD

BRONZE AWARD  : 15 QUESTIONS

  • Law 06:                   The Toss
  • Law 07:                   Scoring System
  • Law 09:                   Service
  • Law 11:                   Playing Doubles
  • Law 13:                   Faults
  • Law 14:                   Lets

 

SILVER AWARD  :  20 QUESTIONS

  • Law 06:                    The Toss
  • Law 08:                    Change of Ends
  • Law 10:                    Playing Singles
  • Law 11:                    Playing Doubles
  • Law 13:                    Faults
  • Law 14:                    Lets
  • RTTO 3.3                 Umpires duties during the match
  • RTTO 4                    General advice on umpiring.

 

GOLD AWARD  :  25 QUESTIONS

  • Law 06:                    The Toss
  • Law 07:                    Scoring System
  • Law 08:                    Change of Ends
  • Law 09:                    Service
  • Law 11:                    Playing Doubles
  • Law 13:                    Faults
  • Law 14:                    Lets
  • Law 16:                    Continuous Play
  • RTTO 3.3.7               Extended Game
  • RTTO 3.3.1 to 3.3.6   Umpires duties during the match.

 

(RTCO – Recommendations to Technical Officials) - as indicated earlier, these are available COC’s in Aus and NZ or Oceania Office.

 

 

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