Are you finding yourself behind play?
Umpiring with 100%
confidence is only a whistle blow away!
Imagine overnight success with newfound respect from players, the bench and
Find out how to master umpiring from this veteran umpire and learn her
keys secrets gained over decades of umpiring
With 50 years of experience playing,
coaching and umpiring Rae went from novice to becoming badged in one of the toughest
league competitions in Australia.
A simple shift in
focus and you will transform your
umpiring performance literally by your next game.
Umpire every game without
making a poor or controversial call - it's all in where you
stand and how you view the game.
Discover why some professional umpires make mistakes and how to
overcome the unexpected by applying three simple umpire principles.
Sound too good to be true? Umpiring like a
true professional is easier than you may have realized.
|Game control - what if I make the wrong
decision? You won't knowing the 3 key principles, very easy to apply.
Find out how to let players
contest the ball
without calling contact unnecessarily.
|Why there is no such thing as double
contact or breaking. Learn how to
make a really good decision.
See why umpire's are allowing players to get
away with playing the
Many umpires allow goalers to take two shots
instead of one. Find out why and
make the game flow like never before.
Discover the nitty gritty in
understanding umpiring rules, which will turn you from amateur to professional overnight.
|Knowing how to apply good hand signals will give you total
control and command of the match. See how!
|Improve your umpiring by
|Spot and act on a player's first
contact and never be
behind play again.
|What to do if you make an obvious wrong call.
into Rae's repertoire of umpiring
savvy from decades of experience.
"Rae's five decades of experience told in two PDF
I have been playing netball
for over five
decades and the love of the sport has led me
to umpiring hundreds of
Now coaching has me observing even more
games than ever, which over the years has taught me a different perspective to getting it
right with the Umpire’s whistle.
You can get it right too at any age,
beginner or old hand, it is all about knowing where to look for 100% game control.
You will kick yourself when you see how
easy umpiring tough fast games really is. These ebooks will give you
confidence like never
both ebooks and print out
to leave on your coffee table
All you need to know are
the umpiring principles and
avoid the classic
mistakes the majority of Umpires make and you are on your way to being a competent and
respected Umpire, guaranteed.
You can master netball umpiring by reading about Rae's trials and tribulations and
how she overcame adversity from some real tough nut
Find out how to make the best use of
the whistle, make decisions on double contacts and have any game flow like a divisional or state
Most importantly find out how to look at a netball game from an umpire's perspective. You will be amazed at what you will see now
you didn't before.
An Umpire’s Perspective:
Do you find you are sometimes a step behind
play with obstruction and contact calls? Or you are just not
as consistent as you would like to be!
Umpiring at times can be frustrating
and annoying especially when there doesn’t appear to be an obvious answer. You feel like you are doing everything right but just don’t seem to have the
panache and reflex action other Umpires possess.
What am I doing wrong - how can I be a good Umpire every single game? Don’t worry
everyone can become muddled!
Missing a call or being too slow to blow the whistle happens
to all Umpires, even the pros.
Naturally there's a lot happening on and off the court during
a game. Your attention can easily be averted and concentration momentarily lost.
The good news is recovery can be instant. It's all in knowing
how to Umpire from
perspective not from
a player’s view point. It is that simple!
When an Umpire knows how to
stay ahead of play, she
will have full control of the game without the start/stop type of play inexperienced Umpires often
The players on court will love you for it for just being able to play pure
You can tap into Rae’s
trade umpiring secrets not found in rule books and Umpire courses.
You don't need to be
badged to become a first class Umpire! Players don't care
if you are badged or not just as long as the game runs smoothly without unnecessary stoppages.
understanding of netball rules and her
netball brain will have you geared for success
literally in minutes!
From Raelene Druce:
Netball Victoria badged Umpire
UMFNA Rep coach
Professional Umpire and coach
Over the years of umpiring at club and
league level, I developed out of necessity umpiring
principles. It doesn’t matter if you are
sixteen or sixty, novice or professional, anyone can master umpiring when shown these key principles.
You’ll never struggle with umpiring
again, moving from ordinary to being a top notch umpire is just a simple viewpoint change.
This is not a change of attitude but how an Umpire
should be looking at the game.
You can practice a skill or try to
become more efficient at your job until you are blue in the face but unless you have a solid foundation set in
place results will be mediocre.
In any sport or occupation doesn’t it makes life so much
easier if someone can show you the ropes? It saves years of struggling trying to figure everything out on your
The rule book alone can lead too inflexible
Learning from a rule book or textbook is a lot like multiple choice – is it this way or that way,
interpretation/guesswork at best.
Umpiring governed by
the rules alone tends to slow a game down rather than
keep the game flowing, eg:- the Advantage call or not
allowing players to contest the
Rules are formed at the
root level to regulate player behaviour whereas umpiring
principles influence the game’s speed and
An Umpire should try
not to restrict the natural speed and flow of the game, which only hinders play
and stifles the teams and coaches tactics.
Without sound umpiring
principles set in place many Umpires find it difficult to keep up
with play, not physically as in court position, but failing to look in the right direction, which causes
the Umpire to pre-empt player’s actions and make incorrect decisions.
This slows the game up and aggravates players, especially
when the call ends up penalizing the team rather than advantaging them.
We have all seen the dainty sixteen
year old Umpire with complete authority and control. All this ability and she can’t have possibly Umpired that many games, not old
Yet her success can be attributed to
mastering the secrets of good umpiring.
You can too!
Unlike playing netball, umpiring is not a skill players need to develop like goal
shooting but knowing the key umpiring principles to properly represent the
When Umpiring Using These Key Principles You
Stay ahead of
play so an infringement of the rules never escapes your
Get it right with the defenders by not
penalizing them unfairly for contact. (Coaches and players will love you for
Know how to play the advantage rule to keep a game flowing
Make an informed decision about
double contacts and eliminate the poor
use of toss-ups.
Know how to be consistent in your umpiring so every game goes like
|And above a good umpiring control
of the game so both players and spectators enjoy this wonderful game.
Imagine, if you have the
above aspects of umpiring netball down pat how easy it will be for you to Umpire as a professional and how
rewarding it will be for the teams you Umpire.
These lucky players will think
they are playing on a sprung wooden floor in the Commonwealth Games Stadium with the game running so
waste another moment and put all the hassle and struggle of ordinary umpiring
I’ll show you how to master umpiring, which I have had to learn by umpiring some of the toughest and
fastest games on the Australian league circuit.
You’ll kick yourself when you see how
easy it is!
No need to study anything as each key principle and ruling clarification
is interwoven in my story as an Umpire. The ebook is not longwinded but concise and straight to the point.
No padding to wade through.
I have purposely written the ebook so
you can feel as if you are on the court umpiring with me witnessing the mistakes and disappointments I had when
starting out. I'll show you how I overcame them and gained confidence
to Umpire any game on the circuit.
As an analogy
for a netball team to reach the grand final, their coach has to teach the team discipline, tactics, motivation
and game principles to stay at peak performance and win games.
Umpiring netball I soon
learnt was not any different. I had
read all the umpiring manuals and rule books, attended Umpire courses and asked questions of the
best Umpire coordinators in the country from C grade to AA accredited Umpires.
But still the key to
good umpiring was eluding me.
But not for long as I was determined to
do a good job and have every game Umpired run quickly and smoothly.
During one of the fastest league games
I have had to Umpire, my wits and fitness were tested, with perspiration running off me like never
By half time, it struck me that most Umpires are controlling the game from a
player or coaches' perspective, after-all, most Umpires are still playing or are ex-players.
Umpiring netball from this
perspective is a fundamental mistake.
Staying ahead of play is the key:
It should be an Umpire’s objective to keep one step ahead of the ball at all
Once all the pieces were slotted
together I now understood what is meant by an over night
It was literally this quick going from
average performances to umpiring the toughest matches with ease. Now I rarely, if ever call for a toss-up, defenders are not penalized out of
the game and games flow like clockwork.
Players are happier and that has lead to a whole lot less back chat as they are now
enjoying the natural flow and speed of the
Umpiring is not a natural talent like
the very best goal shooters or an exceptional defender, it’s simply knowing HOW to Umpire from an
Umpire’s perspective not a players view
The Joys Of
Umpiring is one of the most enjoyable aspects of netball especially when a player can
just pick up the whistle and move a game along as proficiently as a National Umpire.
At club, league,
divisional or national level umpiring is umpiring and every match day coaches and players are
screaming out for good Umpires.
Clubs want top
Umpires so their teams are given
good consistent umpiring decisions.
You don’t need to be
badged to be good!
But for good umpiring at any level you
only need to know how to stay ahead of play and the rest will
automatically fall into place.
It has for me and it has for all the
players I show how to Umpire. Two half hour
sessions and these girls are all smiles.
You can be all smiles
too! And you have the added advantage of referring
back to your copy of “An Umpire’s Story” & "Umpiring without Fear" ebooks to refresh your memory in how to stay
ahead of the game and deal with controversial decisions like a true professional.
Rae's 50 Years Experience in Netball
will have you Umpiring as a True
Professional by your next Game!
After reading these 2 ebooks you will be
paying the Advantage
Rule with ease through perfect control of the game!
Rae's story of umpiring from a novice to being badged, which includes umpiring principles throughout the story as you read
This is an easy way to understand the
key components of
umpiring and you will get a real feel of actually being on court using the principles I now
There are no tips or
suggestions, as everything Rae shows you is what will make you a very good umpire.
Solid concrete information! You don't have to guess which way is
right or which way is wrong.
including two new sections about player possession &
playing the ball and why Goalers are getting away with
taking two shots instead of one.
#2 Umpiring without Fear:
This ebook will show you how to take control of any game at any level. You
will be able to handle fast players, difficult players and have teams playing a good uninterrupted game of
There are five fundamentals all very
powerful and when applied properly you'll see success straight away. We will go over each of these umpiring
Learn how to start play after
Many teams now are using the 2 minute and 30 second stoppage for
injury or illness time as a ploy to hold time so that they can reconfigure their
Rae's two Umpiring netball
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Professional umpire and coach
Everything I have learnt about player and team tactics and overall
strategy has come from my "observation" in umpiring hundreds and hundreds of games
over the decades.
Coaching teams has just flowed on from this
foundation. The contents of these ebooks are my personal experiences in umpiring local matches
and some pretty tough league competition, which I still do enjoyed immensely.
There have been some awkward situations and not so
glamorous times, which I have gone into detail in the ebook to help and show how to overcome any
controversy thrown up against you.
Enjoy your umpiring...