As part of our on-going development of umpires and umpiring in Northerns, we present regular courses for people wishing to become umpires. Candidates who successfully complete the course and examination are each awarded an official SAHA "Level 0" umpire's certificate. This is in effect a "learner's license" for umpiring which gives the newly-qualified umpire access to a number of opportunities within the province for gaining practical experience and receiving further coaching from umpires' coaches. All upcoming courses will be advertised on this page - please check it regularly!
The cost for attending the Level 0 Outdoor Umpiring course is R220 per person. The duration of the course is approximately three to four hours and the examination – which is completed online – approximately 30 minutes to an hour. A mark of 70% is required to pass the examination.
People who have already passed a Level 0 course and who may already be active in umpiring, may attend a course as a "refresher" at a cost of R80 per person, payable in cash at the course. Please Contact Us if you wish to attend a course in order that we may plan adequately.
The cost for the Level 0 Indoor Umpiring course is R120. People who do not want to do the examination but only want to attend the course as a rules discussion, pay a fee of R70. For more information, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any club or school wishing to host a course must please Contact Us to make arrangements. The hosts must supply the venue, a data projector and ensure that at least 30 people attend the course. The Association will supply a qualified presenter with a laptop computer, the examination question papers / answer sheets and a person to manage payments and take down particulars of those attending. In return, the hosts will receive a small portion of the fees paid by the candidates.