This page allows you to view the BCOA Presentation taken from the ACO guidelines for the new Support and Development Programme.

Umpires’ Support and Development Programme


The ECB ACO education programme is available to all individuals interested in umpiring. There are currently three levels (a fourth is planned) covering the basics of umpiring through to the techniques required for those who aspire to umpire higher levels of cricket


This programme is only of interest for those who want their competency assessed which is why it is separate from the Education programme.


Accreditation level at the current of U2A (or working towards) is a minimum requirement of many leagues and to be considered for a Premier League, accreditation at U3A is a necessity.


All umpires can benefit from some form of support irrespective of their experience but for new and developing umpires it is essential. The programme involves the use of experienced umpires as mentors and coaches who can provide encouragement and guidance that will enable all umpires to improve their match management capabilities.


The ECB ACO Support and Development programme is designed to support all registered candidates gain recognition of their competence by meeting the required ECB ACO standards.


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Berkshire Cricket Officials Association (BCOA)
Committed to the Development and Support of Umpires & Scorers in Berkshire