New umpire training courses are being rolled out later this month across Surrey. A significant review of the training programme has resulted in shorter, cheaper and more interactive courses with the Stage 1 course costing just £30 and lasting around 7.5-8 hours in all.
Over the coming months, we have courses taking place at the Kia Oval, Ashtead Cricket Club, Sutton Cricket Club, Whitgift School and Godalming Cricket Club and all of the details and booking information can be found here:
These new courses are a great starting point for anyone who is keen to learn the art of umpiring. There are four levels of training (Stage 1-4) aimed at providing people with a lower entry point into formal training. The new courses are shorter, cheaper and spend more time on the skills required to be a competent umpire rather than the Laws of the game which can be learned via a new online course MCC are offering.
Stage 1 courses are just £30 and even include a year’s free membership to ECB ACO and further discounts are available to candidates seeking to take the Stage 2 course immediately after the Stage 1 course.
Whitgift School – Sunday 28th January and 4th February: 9.30am-1.30pm
Ashtead Cricket Club – Mondays 29th January, 5th and 12th February: 7.30-10pm
Sutton Cricket Club – Wednesdays 21st, 28th February and 7th March: 7.30-10pm
Godalming Cricket Club – Thursdays 1st, 8th, 15th February: 7.30-10pm
Ashtead Cricket Club – Sundays 4th and 11th March: 1-5pm
Ashtead Cricket Club – Mondays 26th February, 5th and 12th March: 7.30-10pm
Godalming Cricket Club – Thursdays 1st, 8th and 15th March: 7.30-10pm
Sutton Cricket Club – Wednesdays 14th, 21st and 28th March: 7.30-10pm
Ashtead Cricket Club – Sundays 18th and 25th March: 1-5pm