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 coach (At present this is an ICC Umpire Coach until further notice)
- Video-based: video evidence of your behaviours demonstrated in a match
- A combination of observation and video-based evidence
3.1 Positive attitude
You must successfully demonstrate:
|a ‘can do’ attitude as a member of the PCT (this includes pre-match, and post-match behaviours)
Do you take a lead when it is needed? Taking the lead involves being able to influence others, in a positive manner, in order to achieve a common objective. Leadership is a social skill which some umpires are able to demonstrate.
‘When the opportunity arises is too late to prepare’ – this quote is about attitude and teamwork. The ICC seeks umpires who are already demonstrating leadership qualities i.e. umpires who are leading by example through performance.
Leadership qualities include professionalism, work ethic, effective listening, self-discipline and humility. The team objective is always more significant than the individual one.
|an open-minded attitude
Are you open to new ideas on how to be the best umpire you can be? Are you closed to suggestions on how you can improve and develop as a person, as well as an umpire?
|a willingness to take responsibility for your own actions
Are you defensive when discussing errors of judgement or do you accept and acknowledge errors and move forward with strategies on how to improve?
Do you have the ability, and willingness, to accept – and act on – advice from coaching staff? An umpire is coachable if he accepts advice and incorporates it into his planning, preparation, umpiring, and self-assessments. You need to develop a trusting relationship with your coach.
You need to be the one who takes responsibility for your own development i.e. you should be seeking out the Coach and the Coach should not have to be driving the agenda with you.