GUIDELINES

ICC International Umpire Accreditation Program

 

1.1 Positioning and movement

(0/18)
Competent: No
Competence Required
The umpire demonstrates:
Observation or video evidence, with date Further professional development required Assessor Competent
a positive set-up in position with established and consistent pre-delivery routine No
Head position remains still throughout delivery, with little or no movement No
a strong stance: weight is evenly distributed – and stance projects confidence and alertness No
a facial expression which projects confidence and neutrality with no emotional display No
selling a decision with confidence and neutrality, without exaggerated head-movement or emotional display No
moving to the appropriate side consistently and smartly on every occasion at an appropriate speed No
a consistent, still head position throughout the decision-making process when judging run outs No
an open-chest stance –– when ball is hit deep – able to watch batsmen touching down, and the ball in play No
a consistent check of the batsman making good his ground, by glancing at the popping crease in a consistent manner. No
a consistent relaxation routines: switching up and switching down appropriately No
a consistent, clear, visual check with colleague after every delivery No
a precise positioning for clear signalling to scorers and to colleagues (including TV Official) No
a consistent, supportive signalling routines to colleagues with ball count(e.g. two to go, and after a wide, no ball) No
a consistent, supportive signalling routines and checks to colleagues with height of ball (e.g. high wide) No
Head position remains still throughout delivery, with little or no movement No
a strong stance: weight is evenly distributed – and stance projects confidence and alertness No
selling a decision with confidence and neutrality, without exaggerated head-movement or emotional display No
an open-chest stance –– when ball is hit deep – able to watch batsmen touching down, and the ball in play No

ICC International Umpire Accreditation Program

 

Umpire progress

 
Section Progress
1.1 Positioning and movement
(0/18)
1.2 On-field communication
(0/6)
1.3 Signalling
(0/6)
1.4 Man and player management
(0/5)
1.5 Use of the 3rd umpire
(0/10)
1.6 Coping with Pressure
(0/3)
1.7 Concentration
(0/3)
1.8 Body Language
(0/4)

1.1 Positioning and movement

Assessment

All ICC Foundation Modules are competency based. They describe the behaviours that you need to demonstrate in order to be accredited. The evidence of successfully demonstrating theses behaviour may be:

  • Observational: as observed, and noted, by a National Umpire Manager appointed coach
  • Video-based: video evidence of your behaviours demonstrated in a match
  • A combination of observation and video-based evidence

1.1a Positioning and movement

Bowler’s end

You must successfully demonstrate:
A positive set-up in position with established and consistent pre-delivery routines.

  • What do you say to yourself during pre-delivery?
  • How positive is this self-talk?
  • How do you stay in the moment?
  • What do you focus on – both visually and mentally?
A still head position throughout each delivery, with little or no movement. The ICC encourages umpires to give a small shake of the head when giving ‘not out’ – rather than remain completely still – this could give the perception of indifference, or lack of respect for the appeal.
A strong stance: your weight should be evenly distributed – and your stance should project confidence and alertness
A facial expression that projects confidence and neutrality with no emotional display
Selling a decision with confidence and neutrality, without exaggerated head-movement or any emotional display
Moving to the appropriate side consistently and smartly on every occasion at an appropriate speed
A consistent, still head position throughout the decision-making process when judging run outs
An open-chest stance –– when the ball is hit deep – demonstrating your ability to watch the batsmen touching down, and watching the ball in play
A consistent check of the batsman making good his ground, by glancing at the popping crease in a consistent manner.
A consistent relaxation routine, switching up and switching down appropriately
A consistent, clear, visual check with colleague after every delivery
A a precise positioning for clear signalling to scorers and to colleagues (including the TV Official)

1.1b Positioning and movement

Striker’s end

You must successfully demonstrate:
A positive set-up in position with established and consistent pre-delivery routinesWhat do you say to yourself during pre-delivery? How positive is your self-talk? How do you stay in the moment? What do you focus on – both visually and mentally?
A still head position throughout each delivery, with little or no movement.The ICC encourage umpires to give a small shake of the head when giving Not out – rather than remain completely still – this could give the perception of indifference, or lack of respect for the appeal. When the keeper is standing up you should be focused on the striker, stumps, and popping crease

 

A strong stance with your weight evenly distributed. Your stance should project confidence and alertness

 

 

an open-chest stance –– when the ball is hit deep – able to watch batsmen touching down, and watch the ball in play