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
6.4 Performance Tracking / Analysis
You must successfully demonstrate:
|That you can identify critical elements in your umpiring development and work with your coach to successfully implement improvement strategiesICC Expects its umpires to think about their games and to be able to clearly identify what is working (success factors) and what is not working (development areas). This includes looking at decision making – in particular, identifying if there are any trends to decision making errors. Each umpire is expected to identify areas for improvement, and this means tracking performance.
ICC provides its umpires with assessments and reports of performance. However, as each umpire is responsible for their own performance and development, it is expected that the umpire will look at tracking their own areas. We expect the logging of decisions and any issues to be beneficial in identifying trends sooner so that a performance issue can be addressed quickly. The umpire should look at the type of the decision (e.g. LBW) and then categorise the issue with one of the factors (e.g. pitching outside leg stump). The issue can be broken down further if necessary by the umpire into day number or session number as there may be a fatigue or pressure element to the decision.
The fundamental here for the umpire, in terms of performance analysis, is:
Another tool available for the umpire to use is the Skills Matrix. ICC encourages umpires to use this tool in order to focus more closely on performance areas to assess and develop. It is a strategic measurement tool to be used at least annually to track performance and development areas.