Fitness Testing for Umpires

Changes for 2018

In response to the increasing demands on umpires fitness, and to better prepare umpires who are on the umpire pathway, the following fitness standards have been increased;

  • Umpires Selected for the NNZ National Umpire Squad (2019) 16.1 (min)
  • Umpires selected by the NNZ Umpire Selectors for the NNZ U19 Champs (2018)

      15.1 (min) – formerly 14.5

Fitness standards for the NNZ Secondary Schools Champs, NNZ U17 Champs and for umpires prior to screening for NZB or C (incl. endorsement) remain the same.

This information will be contained in the Community Umpiring Manual 2018 which is currently in production.

NNZ guide to the level required in the YoYo test is:

 Umpires prior to screening for NZ , B or C (Qualifying), including endorsement



 All Umpires applying for NNZ events (e.g. U17,  NZSS)  14.5
All other umpires recommended levels 13.3 

Fitness Testing must be completed by:

Test 1 - 15 March

Test 2 - 1 June

Test 3 - 1 September


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