Umpiring Coaches Relationship

  FREE KICK UMP?!   Whatta ya mean you didn’t see it? Umpiring Australian Football is a challenging and exciting sporting activity which can, and does, provide a great deal of self satisfaction and enjoyment. Introduction Umpiring Australian Football is a challenging and exciting sporting activity which can, and does, provide a great deal of…

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Umpiring Australian Football is a challenging and exciting sporting activity which can, and does, provide a great deal of self satisfaction and enjoyment.
Introduction
Umpiring Australian Football is a challenging and exciting sporting activity which can, and does, provide a great deal of self satisfaction and enjoyment.

Good umpiring enhances the game as a spectacle and contributes to the enjoyment of players, officials and spectators. Poor umpiring detracts from the game and invariably results in dissatisfaction and frustration for players, officials and spectators. It is in the best interests of the game and the participants for us all to promote and enhance the image of umpiring as an attractive sporting career. In this way, it will be possible to attract good people to umpiring and encourage them to stay.

The coach has an important role in this regard. He is the most influential role model for the players. His behaviour toward umpires will be reflected in his players' behaviour.

You and the Umpires
Complete the following assessment which will provide a guide as to your behaviour towards umpires.

Your answers to these questions will give you an indication of how you behave toward umpires. As a coach you are an influential Role Model and your players will more often than not emulate your behaviour.

1. Knowledge of the Laws

Do you read the 'law book'?

Do you encourage your players to read the 'law book'?

Are you familiar with the 'spirit of the laws'?

Do you discuss the 'spirit of the laws' with your players?

Do you invite umpires to training to assist in developing a better understanding of the laws?

Do you raise your concerns with the Umpires' Adviser?

Do you actively teach and encourage players to play within the laws?

2. At the Match

Are umpires made welcome by your club?

Do you seek input as to how your club looks after umpires?

Does your club appoint someone to look after umpires?

Does your club provide escorts for the umpires leaving the ground at half-time and after the match?

Do you welcome the umpires when they visit your rooms before the match?

3. During the Match

Do you shout at the umpires?

Do you shout comments about decisions in earshot of your players or the umpires?

Do you refer to the umpires when you address your players?

Do you refer to the umpires so as they can hear during your address to the players?

Do you permit your players to dispute decisions or back chat umpires?

4. After the Match

Does your club look after the umpires after the match?

Do you discuss the match with the umpires?

Do you tend to ignore the umpires after the match?

Do you encourage your players to talk to the umpires socially?

Spirit of the Laws
Umpires are encouraged to interpret and apply the laws in accordance with the Spirit of the Laws which, in fact, determine the manner in which the game should be played.

Within the Law

The successful coaches of the future will be those who educate players to develop their individual and team skills in accordance with the laws.

The coach is the role model for his team members on match day. He sets the example through his words and actions. It is important that coaches and umpires develop a responsible and professional approach for the benefit of the game.

Supplied by

Brian Clarke

General Manager

Aussie Rules International

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