The workshop will be held at the Guyana Olympic Association conference room, beginning from today, Friday May 16 to Sunday, May 18 with the first sessions commencing from 17:00 hrs.
It is a Regional Seminar for Beginners and Preliminary Umpires who are interested in being trained as umpires or going on to their further development.
The event will be facilitated by Veronica Harris, an Umpire Trainee/Tester from Barbados, who is also a member of The Umpires Advisory Panel of AFNA.
To develop a pool of preliminary umpires with least one person in the country, who will be able to maintain continuous assessment of the umpires and to maintain contact and provide feedback and guidance to umpires are some of the objectives.
Some topics are Umpire Protocol, on becoming an umpire, starting the game, footwork, substitution and team changes, throw-in and short pass, over a third, discipline and setting penalties, contact and obstruction are also on the cards.