Umpire Resources

Rules of Netball

International 2020 version available to download in English, French, Spanish, Hebrew, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese characters, German and Thai.  Incorporates protocols and expected game management.

The Rules remain at all times the property of World Netball and copies of the Rules downloaded via this link are strictly not for sale or re-print. ​​​​​​​

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Netball New Zealand 's 19-page resource covering the introductory basics such as:

  • Where to I start
  • Reading the game
  • Scoring
  • Dual control
  • Protocols
  • Starting the game
  • Substitutions & team changes
  • Summary of sanctions
  • Hand Signals

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Netball NZ Online Learning - How to Guide for Learning to Umpire module (outlined above)

This guide covers how to navigate the Learning to Umpire Module for New and Player Umpires online module via Netball New Zealand's online learning portal named Sport Tutor.

Netball NZ (NNZ) Online Learning is designed for everyone involved in Netball including coaches, umpires, volunteers, and players.  Find your favourite Netball modules and resources as well as discover new learning experiences. Explore training in leadership, injury prevention, performance enhancement, coaching tools/tips for all age groups, umpiring and more.  Access a range of delivery options including webinars, face to face learning, interactive modules and videos to gain new knowledge or refresh your skill set. It’s a place to keep track of your own learning journey and qualifications.

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UmpireSmart warm-up & at-home routine

​​​​​​​Warming up before umpiring netball prepares the body and mind for the upcoming activity. Netball umpiring requires a high degree of physical capability to cope with the unique umpiring movement patterns. Complete this warm up to ensure you are well prepared to umpire. Includes key exercises to do at home to help prepare for umpiring.

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