Coronavirus – impact on courses
The courses normally run by the Middlesex ACO are suspended pending the outcome of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the ECB ACO has created two free online courses for aspiring umpires. The courses are a great way for people to use during the current downtime and learn a new skill or brush up on their knowledge.
Basics of Umpiring
This course is aimed at umpires who simply want to learn the fundamental laws and basic field craft and those players who umpire 5 or 10 overs at the weekend. Book now, here.
Umpire Stage One
This course is designed to give an overview of the basic Laws of the game as well as providing information on 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. Associate membership for 2020 of the ECB ACO is included. Book now, here.
The Middlesex ACO run a number of courses for umpires over the close season. Details of the courses with venues and dates for 2021 will appear here once we are in a position to run these courses again.
Are you required to umpire for 5 or 10 overs at the weekend? Are you confident in the white coat? If not try the free ECB ACO Occasional Umpire Resource
Continuing Professional Development
Middlesex ACO members are invited to attend periodic CPD webinars. These webinars are recorded and are available here:
- Analyising and understanding match regulations – timed matches
- Analyising and understanding match regulations – limited over matches
- Analyising and understanding match regulations – specific regulations
- Analyising and understanding match regulations – setting the target score
- Preparation, preparation, preparation
- Cricket officials working as a team
More materials can be found as prepared and kindly shared by South Central Region ACO. Click here.