Well here is an interesting read …..
Players and spectators often complain about the one decision an umpire gets wrong. But think about this:
A standard game of netball is 60 minutes. In a game of netball, the ball has to be passed at least every three seconds. This results in the ball being passed, at an absolute minimum, 1,200 times a match. Every time a player catches the ball, an umpire has to check seven things involving the player with the ball and their opponent (footwork, contact, how they got the ball, obstruction, offside etc.).
Almost simultaneously, the umpire has to look down the court and check other players are in their correct areas and are not blocking each other in their attempts to move. This could involve scanning 10 different players, while keeping one eye on the player with the ball and their opponent.
So that’s seven things involving the player with the ball, plus potentially another 10 players to watch, each with three actions involved (contact, obstruction and offside). That’s 38 different actions to watch for per pass, including the held ball rule. 38 times 1,200 passes equals 45,600 decisions umpires make per match. Even if that figure is split between the two umpires, that’s still 22,800 decisions each.
22,800 decisions a match! And that’s assuming players take the maximum three seconds to pass the ball. The real figure is probably much higher. Puts it into perspective!
Well the aftermath of Debbie is raining on our parade:
Meeting and Coach the Coaches cancelled tonight.
Anyone interested in joining a Selection Sub Committee please email your EOI to firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately with Round 2 of fixtures behind us we have the school holidays to interrupt our fun. Diary Dates are below:
- 3 April – Rangers Skills Clinics – register here Rangers Skills Clinic 3 April
- 19 April – Next training (unless otherwise advised by your coach) & easter celebration training
- 19 April – 12s & 13s Umpiring Course
- 22 April – Fixture 3 & Netsetgo Program
NETBALL SKILLS CLINIC – MONDAY 3RD APRIL – WDNA
- GROUP 1 – 10-11 Years 9.00am – 10.30am
- GROUP 2 – 12-14 Years 10.30am – 12.00
- We need expression of interest for girls to go ahead. REGISTER HERE: APRIL SKILLS CLINIC EOI
MEETING – CLUB HOUSE – Next Wednesday 6.30 – 7.30 – ALL WELCOME – COACHES & STAKEHOLDERS RANGERS NETBALL CLUB
- Identification of girls re: grading
- Expressions of Interest for form a sub-committee
- Open forum for ideas, suggestions, questions at club level and Western Districts
COACH THE COACHES – 7.30 onwards – Lily after meeting will take Coaches down onto courts and set up drills and Coach the Coaches….
The rain may be good for the garden but not good for our netball. Training cancelled tonight.
The wait is over – we finally get to play some netty tomorrow.
- The fixtures with courts numbers etc can be found on WDNA website: WDNA Fixtures
Updated team list with team numbers can be found on the website under ‘Player Information’
- Umpires – remember to sign off at the umpire table at the WDNA club house and wear the correct attire.
- Rangers Tent will be up – it is a great place to meet. Those who are a bit late with their uniforms can collect them there.
- Be courteous to our neighbours when parking. The parking inspectors will be out on Saturday.
Thanks to all the people that have helped us get our teams ready to go. Good luck to all our players, coaches and supporters tomorrow, remember to have fun! GO RANGERS!
If you are considering umpiring this year, this is the course for you:
- Basic Introduction to Umpiring Course
- Date: 13 March 2017
- Venue: WDNA
- Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
(Please be aware that all 7,8,9 &10 years teams must supply their own umpire so if you think you can help your team, please attend this meeting)