The ECB ACO (Association of Cricket Officials) has developed three online courses as detailed below.
All three are being offered free and will be of interest to those looking to develop their skills and knowledge in these areas:
“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.http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/jnqlsg
“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. http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/fnqrf1
“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.https://booking.ecb.co.uk/c/express/b3ff5124-d7fd-4e6b-acb4-806ca3d33e56
It is expected that there will also be an Umpire Stage 2 course available within the next two months which will be offered via videoconferencing. If this is of interest please contact David Dokelman firstname.lastname@example.org
Those looking to umpire in the League from Divisions 3A to 6B are required to have completed both Stage 1 and Stage 2.