Umpires play a crucial role in our game
As an aspiring cricketing umpire, we’re sure you don’t mind making tough decisions. But we’re sure you’d rather keep them to the field. That’s why there’s a learning pathway to help you develop at your own pace and umpire at the standard of cricket you aspire to umpire at, whether that be club cricket, ECB Premier League Cricket, or even the National Pathway.
Umpire courses available
Umpire Education Stage One and Stage Two courses delivered face to face by a team of experienced SACO Umpire Tutors who umpire in WEPL and SCL . Funding may be available for prospective candidates for all of our umpiring courses from:
- Somerset Cricket League: Ray Hancock
- WEPL: Alan Taylor
For further information about any of our courses, please contact ACO representative Ben Peverall.
It’s Your Call – Umpire Education Stage One
This is designed to give you an overview of the basic Laws of Cricket and how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. It will give you the tools to enable you to umpire matches at the basic recreational level where there are no independent umpires appointed.
The course runs for 6-8 hours and candidates will receive a resource pack on course. Candidates will receive a certificate of attendance on completing the course and a discount code to book onto Stage Two. Please note you must successfully complete Stage One before you can progress to Stage Two.
The course cost is £30.00 per candidate.
It’s Your Call – Umpire Education Stage Two
This course is designed to give you further knowledge and skills to enable you to become a member of a league panel and is available if you are a member and have attended the stage one course. It will complement that course by looking beyond the basic laws, build on field craft and match management techniques and introduce the concept of working as a team, with a colleague.
The course runs for 6-8 hours and candidates will receive a resource pack on course. Candidates will receive a certificate of attendance on completing the course.
Please note you must successfully complete Stage One before you can progress to Stage Two.
The course cost is £30.00 per candidate or £10.00 if booked in conjunction with the stage one course.
It’s Your Call – Umpire Education Stage Three
This course is designed for experienced umpires who aspire to stand at the highest level of league cricket and is available to all members who have attended the stage one and stage two courses. As well as the interpretation and application of the Laws of Cricket, it also covers the management of the match, the field and the players on it. Man management and other practical aspects are also covered.
This course is also suitable for you if you are not aspiring to Premier League cricket, but still want to develop your skills and be the best umpire you can be.