As you are aware it is intended to introduce a new methodology for observing/developing/coaching our members. Those wishing to carry out this development work should attend a training event on the new process.
The arrangements for these are below
Umpire Developer Training – Sign Up now open
We know that umpires value appropriate support and feedback and, if done well, there will be a positive effect on rates of retention and development. Some umpires might just need someone to turn to if they encounter a tricky situation, some might benefit from long term coaching, and some will need formal ‘observations’ as they seek to progress up the umpiring pathway. We need to increase the number of people carrying out these roles and, as such, the ECB Officiating Department will be running a series of umpire developer training sessions throughout April.
These sessions will be for anyone who wants to support and/or help develop umpires, whether you are already carrying out the role or are thinking about getting involved. Our aim here is to help equip people with some of the skills and knowledge anyone supporting and/or developing umpires needs, with specific focus given to rapport and feedback. We then hope that you will return to your Counties and get involved in some way, whether that be as a mentor to new umpires or as an observer to umpires further up the pathway.
We are pleased to announce the following cities / locations and dates for the training:
Monday 27th March @ Loughborough, Leicestershire
Tuesday 28th March @ Solihull, Warwickshire
Wednesday 29th March @ Manchester, Lancashire
Thursday 30th March @ Leeds, Yorkshire
Monday 3rd April @ Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Tuesday 4th April @ Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Wednesday 5th April @ Taunton, Somerset
Thursday 6th April @ Swindon, Wiltshire
All of these sessions will be from 6:30-9:30pm and attendees will be provided light refreshments on the evening from 6pm.
Please can you share the below link with your members and local leagues, so that interested individuals can sign up to their local session:https://forms.office.com/e/vJUZYQxHS7