What are the School Association regulations?

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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.

What if I only have one fixture for the month?

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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.

When do I submit my timesheet?

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

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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.

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

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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.