Aside from the tuition you’ll receive on each individual course, ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ECB ACO) provide ongoing support to help you develop as you move through your pathway.
You’ll work with experienced umpires and scorers who’ll be on hand to help you build on your skills. They’ll offer:
As well as passing on the knowledge they’ve amassed over the years, your tutor will help you to take charge of your own learning by giving you the tools to assess your performances and spot ways you can improve.
In areas where you simply need to be shown how to perform certain aspects of your role, they’ll coach you through it and help refine your technique over time.
By casting a critical eye over your performances, they’ll help ensure that your progress is on track and advise how the situation can be remedied if you’re struggling in any particular area.
As time goes by the focus will move more towards measuring your performance and checking that you’re fulfilling all the necessary criteria to officiate at your chosen level.