The ECB ACO now have 3 courses available on line. These would be ideal for any player or club official who wants to update or acquire new skills/ The course are all free of charge and can be accessed via the following links:
“Basics of Umpiring” – This course is aimed at club umpires who just need to know the key laws and basic field craft and those players who umpire 5 or 10 overs at the weekend.
“Umpire Stage One” This course is designed to give an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. This course is an ideal introduction for new club umpires, a refresher for existing umpires and the first step for those who aspire to umpire at higher levels.
“Basics of Scoring” This course is designed to provide you with all the skills needed to start scoring. The course covers the basics of scoring a game of cricket such as scoring symbols, umpire signals, dismissals and gives a helpful overview of the Laws of the game.
The Stage 1 Course is the an on line version of the course we normally run in the autumn, anyone who takes the course and wants any support an contact me by email and I will try and help with any queries they have.