CSMOA is excited to announce confirmation of our formal Stage 1 & 2 umpire education courses, to be run on Saturday 24th February, and Saturday 2nd March 2024 respectively.
The CSMOA Stage 1 course is designed to give you an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them and introduce the principles of fieldcraft and match management. It will give you the tools to enable you to umpire matches in the lower grades of recreational & league club cricket and enable you to progress onto more advanced courses (like CSMOA Stage 2 & Stage 3) as you progress up the pathway.
The CSMOA Stage 2 course is an extension of the CSMOA Stage 1 training, designed to give you further knowledge and skills sufficient to enable you to progress up to the higher grades of recreational & league club cricket. This course is available to anyone who has attended a Stage 1 course or equivalent (even in the same year). It will complement the previous course(s) by looking beyond the basic Laws, building on fieldcraft and match management techniques, and enhancing the concept of working as an officiating team, with umpiring and scoring colleagues!!
Both sessions will be a full-day Zoom workshop, with a 9.30 am start and an expected finish around 4.30 pm. Breaks will be included throughout the day.
An optional, but recommended element to the training offering for anyone looking to umpire officially during the 2024 season is a practical session(s) with the CSMOA Development team, watching and explaining existing umpires onfield during a game – TBA in 2024 pre-season (likely April pre-season fixtures)
To register, visit https://www.csmoa.org.uk/education-courses.html .
Note that the registration form has been updated with additional options, if you wish to attend Stage 1 and/or Stage 2, please submit another form.
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