Melbourne Sports Institute FAQs

Umpiring

  • Why do I need to arrive 15 minutes before my match?

    Umpires are expected to be at the game early to ensure that there is enough time to introduce themselves and have a short discussion with coaches and players. Some of the venues you may be asked to attend are extremely vast, so it is essential that you allow enough time to park and make your way to the correct ground, pitch or court.

  • What do I do if I am running late to Umpire a match / game?

    If you are running late for your scheduled game for any reason you must call the umpiring department immediately and let us know.

  • What happens if I don’t attend a fixture I am scheduled to Umpire?

    Once you have confirmed to the Umpiring Department that you are taking the fixtures you are obligated to arrive as scheduled.

    If you do not attend a scheduled fixture then the school may have to forfeit the match and the students will lose their position on the ladder affecting their finals opportunities.

    This is unacceptable conduct for Melbourne Sports Institute staff and it will be acted on accordingly.

  • What do I do if the teams have not arrived at the ground by the allocated start time?

    Call the Melbourne Sports Institute offices to confirm your fixture details on 0430466828. The teams have most likely have encountered a transport delay.

  • What if I have taken on a fixture but realise before the fixture date that I have another obligation that I cannot miss for the same day?

    You must inform the Umpire Co-ordinator immediately if you do not think you will be able to make a scheduled match later in the week or month.

    Please note that you must provide 24 hours notice for any cancellations.

  • When do I submit my timesheet?

    Timesheets must be submitted ONLY once every fortnightly.

    Once submitted, please ensure you receive a confirmation email, this indicates your timesheet has been submitted successfully.

    Please make sure you close the window down once you have submitted your timesheet to avoid a second submission.

  • What if I don't receive a confirmation email after submitting my Timesheet

    The confirmation email should come through immediately, if this is not received you will need to resubmit your Timesheet

     

  • What if my pay has not gone in within the expected 4-5 days after submitting my timesheet?

    Check you have entered your correct bank details on the timesheet

    Check your emails for confirmation that your timesheet has been submitted

    If your bank account details have been entered correctly and you received a confirmation email, please email accounts@msisport.com.au to enquire about your payment

  • What if I only have one fixture for the month?

    If you do not umpire for more than one week in the month then you can submit your timesheet at the conclusion of that week indicating clearly that there are no more fixtures for the month.

  • What are the School Association regulations?

    Each school plays in an Association competition and each of these Associations will have their own rules based on Victorian regulations for that sport.

    It is imperative that you read the Association Regulations prior to coaching, umpiring or refereeing so that you officiate to the expected school standards.

  • Will my game / program still go ahead if it is raining?

    You will be contacted by the Umpire Co-ordinator or Coach Allocation Manager if and when your game has been cancelled.

  • Will I be paid if my game/s or program has been cancelled?

    You will still be paid if your game or program is cancelled within ONE HOUR of the scheduled start time.

    If you have multiple games, you will only be paid for the first game that was scheduled.

    If your game is cancelled at the venue upon arrival you will still be paid for the game.

  • If my game is delayed will I be able to claim an additional umpiring fee?

    The schools are dependent on other teams arriving by bus so occasionally games might start later and finish later than the scheduled times.

    Unfortunately you will not be able to claim additional umpiring time. If there are substantial delays then these will be paid.

  • Do I need a uniform to umpire/referee for the Melbourne Sports Institute?

    You will need to wear either a Melbourne Sports Institute umpiring shirt or a standard industry uniform for your sport:

    • Basketball: standard black and white top, black pants/shorts and whistle
    • Netball: white skirt or shorts, white shirt and whistle
    • Volleyball: Melbourne Sports Institute umpiring shirt and whistle
    • Soccer: Melbourne Sports Institute umpiring shirt or FFV shirt, whistle and penalty cards
    • Hockey: Melbourne Sports Institute umpiring shirt, whistle and penalty cards
    • Football: Melbourne Sports Institute umpiring shirt, whistle, shorts
    • Touch: Melbourne Sports Institute umpiring shirt, whistle
    • Softball: Melbourne Sports Institute umpiring shirt or Softball Victoria, mask, chest plate, shin guards and counter
    • Handball: Melbourne Sports Institute umpiring shirt, whistle
    • Cricket: Melbourne Sports Institute umpiring shirt or white cricket shirt, counter
  • Where do I get a Melbourne Sports Institute uniform from if I don’t already have one?

    Uniforms for MSI Coaches and Umpires are available for purchase online at www.msisport.com.au/staff-store. You can also obtain the penalty cards from the Melbourne Sports Institute offices.

    You will need to obtain all other uniforms and equipment from a sports retailer.

  • Is there any administration work or match report required after my match?

    UMPIRES – You may be required to sign a match report or score card.

    COACHES – Each school or association will have individual requirements for administration which will be explained during your induction

  • How do I book MSI Umpires?

    MSI provides Umpires for all kinds of matches or fixtures including weekly sports fixtures, tournaments or carnivals or just a one-off match.

    We also provide Convenors, First Aid Officers, Marshalls and COVID Officers

    To book one of our qualified and experienced Umpires or Officials please contact our Umpire Manager on: umpires@msisport.com.au or 0430 466 828.

  • Coaching

  • When do I submit my timesheet?

    Timesheets must be submitted ONLY once every fortnightly.

    Once submitted, please ensure you receive a confirmation email, this indicates your timesheet has been submitted successfully.

    Please make sure you close the window down once you have submitted your timesheet to avoid a second submission.

  • What if I don't receive a confirmation email after submitting my Timesheet

    The confirmation email should come through immediately, if this is not received you will need to resubmit your Timesheet

     

  • What if my pay has not gone in within the expected 4-5 days after submitting my timesheet?

    Check you have entered your correct bank details on the timesheet

    Check your emails for confirmation that your timesheet has been submitted

    If your bank account details have been entered correctly and you received a confirmation email, please email accounts@msisport.com.au to enquire about your payment

  • Do I need to enter every Sporting Schools session into my Timesheet

    Yes, please make sure you keep clear records of each school and the different sessions you facilitate as these will need to be entered individually into your Timesheet once a fortnight/

  • What are the School Association regulations?

    Each school plays in an Association competition and each of these Associations will have their own rules based on Victorian regulations for that sport.

    It is imperative that you read the Association Regulations prior to coaching, umpiring or refereeing so that you officiate to the expected school standards.

  • Will my game / program still go ahead if it is raining?

    You will be contacted by the Umpire Co-ordinator or Coach Allocation Manager if and when your game has been cancelled.

  • Will I be paid if my game/s or program has been cancelled?

    You will still be paid if your game or program is cancelled within ONE HOUR of the scheduled start time.

    If you have multiple games, you will only be paid for the first game that was scheduled.

    If your game is cancelled at the venue upon arrival you will still be paid for the game.

  • Where do I get a Melbourne Sports Institute uniform from if I don’t already have one?

    Uniforms for MSI Coaches and Umpires are available for purchase online at www.msisport.com.au/staff-store. You can also obtain the penalty cards from the Melbourne Sports Institute offices.

    You will need to obtain all other uniforms and equipment from a sports retailer.

  • Is there any administration work or match report required after my match?

    UMPIRES – You may be required to sign a match report or score card.

    COACHES – Each school or association will have individual requirements for administration which will be explained during your induction

  • How do I book a Sporting Schools program with MSI?

    MSI are approved program providers for a range of Sports in Victoria.

    To learn more about how Sporting Schools works, what programs we can provide or how to book a program visit our Sporting Schools page

    Or contact our Sporting Schools Manager on sportingschools@msisport.com.au or phone: 0420 647 806

  • Timesheets & Payments

  • When do I submit my timesheet?

    Timesheets must be submitted ONLY once every fortnightly.

    Once submitted, please ensure you receive a confirmation email, this indicates your timesheet has been submitted successfully.

    Please make sure you close the window down once you have submitted your timesheet to avoid a second submission.

  • What if I don't receive a confirmation email after submitting my Timesheet

    The confirmation email should come through immediately, if this is not received you will need to resubmit your Timesheet

     

  • What if my pay has not gone in within the expected 4-5 days after submitting my timesheet?

    Check you have entered your correct bank details on the timesheet

    Check your emails for confirmation that your timesheet has been submitted

    If your bank account details have been entered correctly and you received a confirmation email, please email accounts@msisport.com.au to enquire about your payment

  • Do I need to enter every Sporting Schools session into my Timesheet

    Yes, please make sure you keep clear records of each school and the different sessions you facilitate as these will need to be entered individually into your Timesheet once a fortnight/

  • What if I only have one fixture for the month?

    If you do not umpire for more than one week in the month then you can submit your timesheet at the conclusion of that week indicating clearly that there are no more fixtures for the month.

  • Schools, Clubs & Associations

  • How do I book MSI Umpires?

    MSI provides Umpires for all kinds of matches or fixtures including weekly sports fixtures, tournaments or carnivals or just a one-off match.

    We also provide Convenors, First Aid Officers, Marshalls and COVID Officers

    To book one of our qualified and experienced Umpires or Officials please contact our Umpire Manager on: umpires@msisport.com.au or 0430 466 828.

  • How do I book a Sporting Schools program with MSI?

    MSI are approved program providers for a range of Sports in Victoria.

    To learn more about how Sporting Schools works, what programs we can provide or how to book a program visit our Sporting Schools page

    Or contact our Sporting Schools Manager on sportingschools@msisport.com.au or phone: 0420 647 806