SOFTBALL NEW ZEALAND UMPIRE PATHWAYS FRAMEWORK
Umpiring plays an important role in supporting our elite athletes to excel on the world stage and encouraging our local communities to participate, compete and enjoy Softball.
Over the years the national umpiring program has made significant progress in umpire development but there is much more to be done. We must ensure our umpiring workforce are properly qualified and have the skills and tools to work with all levels of athletes in our sport.
Below you will find the Softball New Zealand Umpire Pathways Framework which seeks to build on our successes with even better systems and processes which will deliver better supported umpires. Underpinning the Framework are the Annual Rules Test Policy and the Grading System Policy.
Take your time to read through the Framework as it will provide you with all the information you need to become a skilled and properly trained umpire.
We recommend you discuss your career plan with your Local Association Chief Umpire in the first instance and then with your Regional Director should you require further advice.
SNZ Level One Workbook
SNZ Umpires Pathways Framework v.1.1
SNZ Annual Rules Test Policy
SNZ Grading System Policy