The Australian Football League considers the role and performance of the Umpire and Coach, that is either an (Umpire’s Coach or football team Coach), as critical in terms of influencing the environment in which participants are involved with our game on both match day and non match day.
The performance of both Umpires and Coaches contribute to the enjoyment, and often the retention of people in Australian Football.
This AFL Assessor Program is designed to enable people across the football community to gain knowledge and skills in assessing so that they are able to observe Umpires and Umpire Coaches in action to determine their competence in the role.
Assessment is an important part of this program.
Like Umpires and Umpire and team coaches who undertake accreditation, assessors need to achieve a minimum standard. That minimum standard is achieved through assessment which is broken down into three steps:
During and at the end of each module you are required to complete a series of assessment tasks which may include true/false questions, rank in order statements, open ended questions, drag and drop activities.
You must satisfactorily complete all assessment tasks to complete that module.
This step requires you to view vision of an Umpire or Umpire Coach in action with a checklist which sets out the criteria against which you will assess competence.