Umpiring – Be prepared, the Scouts way

As a B Badge Netball Umpire and a Netball Umpire Coach, Tester and Mentor, I use the golden rule of POSITION = VISION & VISION = DECISION

From this formula, I believe that netball umpires need to learn how to read the game so that they are always in the correct position, being in the correct position will mean that an umpire should have the correct vision of the court and will then be able to make the correct decision in relation to any sanctions that may or may not need to be awarded during a netball game.

Another rule that all netball umpires should work by is just like the Scouts famous moto ‘BE PREPARED’. A netball umpire should always prepare themselves before a game in more ways than one. An umpire should be fit enough to handle the full length of the match they are about to umpire. An umpire should always warm up prior to umpiring a netball game, a warmed up body will aid in the response times when the ball changes hands.

Carry a rule book with you to every game. A rule book is always handy to have on hand for a rule check at half time or straight after a game. Umpires should also always be up to date with any new rules or updates of the current rules. Netball Australia has been very good in having little videos developed for any rule change or update. With the new seasons soon to start or have already started in some areas, it would be very beneficial to watch over the new videos to make sure you are familiar with them. It is important to remember that the players will be learning the new rule updates just as much as the umpires, so a common sense approach must be taken when umpiring.

With the warm weather, stay hydrated. Its important to drink plenty of water in the lead up to any umpiring as well as throughout a game. Staying well hydrated will keep the mind functioning well so that your umpiring standard is maintained throughout the length of the game.

 

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Basketball – The Road to Gold

Heading into the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, could this be Australia’s best chance at an Olympic Basketball medal?

With the success of Australian players in the NBA and the continued growth of the NBL is this the Olympics for redemption and a chance to make Basketball in Australia a real competitor against AFL, A-league and NRL. Our best result at any Olympic Games is 4th, and the last time was 2016 with a loss to Spain in the Bronze medal match by 1 point, it seems 2020 could be the year to break the drought of Olympic success for Men’s Basketball in Australia.

On paper we currently have the most exciting team to take to the Olympics if we can keep them all fit, Ben Simmons, Patty Mills, Matthew Dellavedova are all leading the charge in the NBA with Dante Exum still an exciting unknown in the NBA and not since Gaze, Longley and Heal have we had more household known names playing the game.

It is an exciting time for Australian Basketball and maybe it is Olympic Success that will give Basketball in Australia the growth and permanent place in our sporting landscape.

 

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Pre-Season Sale – Extended!

If you are still yet to get your team kitted out in pre-season gear, it’s not too late.
At TWP we are extending our pre-season singlet sale to the 22nd of December, this year.

To re-cap, this sale includes:

  • Male Athletic Singlets: $21.99+ GST each
  • Female Athletic Singlets: $21.99+ GST each
  • Male Athletic/ Reversible Singlets: $31.99+ GST each
  • Male Muscle Tee (standard): $26.99+ GST each

Minimum order of 20 per design applies, and the TWP logo is required front & back.
For all enquiries or to get your artwork underway, submit an online enquiry HERE or give us a buzz on 1300 361 181

Be quick! Offer strictly ends on the 22nd December, 2016.

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Pre Season Singlets

Embroidered Tennis Cap Sale

Keep sun smart and looking smart this tennis season with this great embroidered tennis cap sale!

Embroidery offers a quick turnaround time, is cost effective and has NO minimum orders outside of sale pricing. Here are the details:

TENNIS CAPS

  • $9.99+ GST each
  • Price includes 1 x embroidered logo (max 6cm)
  • Min order of 20
  • $50+ GST once off set up fee for 1 x logo

 

A range of styles and colours are available, to view in detail – follow the below links for each cap:
CH18: Winning Spirit ‘Sandwich Peak Cap’
CH68: Winning Spirit ‘Triple Sandwich Peak Cap’
CH21: Winning Spirit ‘Contrast Lining Cap’
CH69: Winning Spirit ‘Contrast Trucker Cap’
CH01: Winning Spirit ‘Heavy Brushed Cotton Cap’
CH17: Winning Spirit ‘Peak Back Trim Cap’

For all enquiries or to have our design team mock up your artwork, contact: 1300 361 181 or submit an online enquiry HERE

BE QUICK though! Offer ends 22nd December, 2016.

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Embroidered Cricket Cap Sale

The cricket season is underway, but it’s not too late to get your club sorted with some custom gear!

TWP are currently having a sale on embroidered cricket caps. Embroidery offers a quick turnaround time and NO minimum orders outside of sale pricing.
Here are the details:

CRICKET CAPS:

  • $9.99+ GST each
  • $50+ GST once off set up fee for 1 x logo
  • Price includes 1 x embroidered logo (max 8cm)
  • Min order of 20

To view the colours available in each style, follow the links below:
CH18: Winning Spirit ‘Sandwich Peak Cap’
CH68: Winning Spirit ‘Triple Sandwich Peak Cap’
CH21: Winning Spirit ‘Contrast Lining Cap’
CH69: Winning Spirit ‘Contrast Trucker Cap’
CH01: Winning Spirit ‘Heavy Brushed Cotton Cap’
CH17: Winning Spirit ‘Peak Back Trim Cap’

For any enquiries, or to have our design team mock up some artwork contact: 1300 361 181 or submit an online enquiry HERE.

HURRY! Offer ends 22nd December, 2016.

#TWPgameday #livebreathelovesport