Level 1 courses are for everyone interested in umpiring. You only need general knowledge of cricket to attend.
Current club umpires are encouraged to attend Level 1 courses to gain additional confidence for the upcoming season.
The course will give you a solid understanding of the duties and functions of a Finnish cricket umpire. For umpires with some experience, the course will provide an update on the probable in Playing Conditions.
One additional online course is planned for spring 2023:
The Level 2 course is open to everyone with a completed Level 1 / Stage 1 course or equivalent course from another National Cricket Federation.
No Level 2 courses will be organised in the 2023 pre-season.
Two courses are planned for April-May. The contents will focus on the latest changes to Playing Conditions.
Completing the refresher course is compulsory for umpires who plan to officiate matches assigned to their club.
Two refresher sessions are planned for the 2023 pre-season:
The International Cricket Council has launched the first two online coaching courses that are also an excellent primer – or reminder – of the basics of cricket even if you have not planned to start coaching. You will also gain in-depth knowledge on how the basics of cricket are taught to various participants today.
All contents are available through an application on your smartphone, and you can access the bite-sized lessons during your daily commute — or binge through them on a lazy Saturday.
The Foundation course is a prerequisite for completing further ICC coaching education. The focus of the course is on the fundamentals of the game, safety and inclusion, participant-centred approach, planning sessions, and developing a coaching philosophy.
The Level 1 course focuses on the disciplines: batting, bowling, fielding, and wicket-keeping. Ample examples and coaching tips are provided on each.
Completing Level 1 requires the candidate to pass a Practical Assessment after they have completed the online part. Cricket Finland is planning to organise an assessment day in February 2023.
For those really into educating themselves, the ICC has made available courses on turf pitch curation and Criiiio cricket facilitation. You’ll find these courses in the app alongside the coaching content.
What are prohibited substances? If a doctor has prescribed you a prohibited substance, do you have to apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption before you purchase a license?
These and many more questions are answered during Clean Win, an interactive online course on anti-doping basics and control.
Competition manipulation is not an unknown topic for cricket. Cricket Finland works to maintain the integrity of the sport in Finland, and you can help by educating yourself on the many forms of manipulation you may face while participating in cricket as a player or an official.