SCOA - the Scottish Cricket Officials Association - was founded in 2009 to look after the interests of Umpires and Scorers in Scotland. This website has been set up with a view to providing a central point of information on all matters to do with umpiring and scoring in Scottish cricket.
Scottish Cricket Officials Association, in partnership with Cricket Scotland is running a number of courses at introductory level for prospective umpires, players, coaches and club volunteers and Level One courses for those wish to umpire at a higher level, more regularly.
Introduction to Umpiring Course
This introductory course is an interactive two-hour course, which is free to candidates, aimed at those in junior coaching roles, adult playing members and those who wish to start out on the umpiring pathway. The course syllabus is centred on the key themes of:
• Umpire positioning
• No Balls and wides
• Methods of being out
• Umpire signals
2pm (to 5pm approx) – Introduction to Umpiring Course at Nairn County CC pavilion (entry free, limited to 25 places)
6pm ( to 9pm approx) – Introduction to Umpiring Course, venue tbc, possibly Focahbers/Keith (entry free, limited to 25 places)
Level One Umpires’ Course
The course is particularly suited to candidates who have already attend an introductory course or who have good knowledge of the laws of cricket and wish to umpire at a higher level.
o 10am (to 5:30 pm) Day 1 of the ECB AOC Umpiring Level 1 at Nairn County CC pavilion
o (£50 per head, limited to 25 places. Refreshments will be provided; candidate to bring their own lunch)
o 1 – 6pm Day 2 of the ECB AOC Umpiring Level 1 at Nairn County CC pavilion.
o (Refreshments will be provided.)
o 10am (to 5:30 pm) Day 3, including Assessment, of the ECB AOC Umpiring Level 1 at Nairn County CC pavilion.
o (Refreshments will be provided; candidate to bring their own lunch)