Each INF region has a Regional Officiating Coordinator (ROC), who supports the INF’s International Umpiring Manager (IUM) to lead International Officiating. The INF ROCs work closely with the INF Members and Regions to facilitate the pathway to International Umpiring. The INF ROCs are:
Africa: Isabel Du Piesanie
Americas: Carmeta Douglin
Asia: Julia Lawrence (interim for Lainie Houston until May 2017)
Europe: Alan Anderson
Oceania: Jan Skilton
INF National Associations and Regional Federations play a large part in supporting the development of umpires throughout their career.
At international level the Umpire Appointment Panel (UAP) are allocated to international matches to provide coaching support and feedback to the umpires helping to identify areas for improvement.
There is no substitute for experience, particularly in match situations. INF seeks to expose up-and-coming umpires, known as International Talent Identified (ITID) Umpires, to matches at an international level.
The INF have an IUA Testing Panel (ITP) which is in place, for the testing of umpires for the International Umpires’ Award (IUA) and the coaching of elite umpires. ITP Cadets, with the support of the ITPs, will also be involved in identifying and training elite umpires and this role provides a succession process and pool of candidates for future ITP members.
The INF ITP/ITP Cadets are:
Maggie Du Plessis
Marielouw Van der Merwe
Anne Marie Dickson Lewis