Umpires are as important to the game as players and coaches. There are opportunities for everyone to umpire from our own colts and adults matches to progressing through to umpiring at County and Regional level right up to international Level.
England Hockey have a wealth of free information online at Hockey Hub which is there to help develop your understanding of the rules and help you on your umpiring journey.
England Hockey also run Introduction to Umpiring and Level 1 Umpiring courses which help develop your skills. Details of courses and course bookings can be made here
Developing and umpiring culture
We would encourage all teams at all levels to engage with their umpires after the games and to discuss in a friendly manner incidents that have occurred during the game, this is a great way for both players and umpires to develop their understanding and interpretation of the rules of the game.
We are also interested in improving the umpiring culture in the club and helping our members develop their umpiring, if you wish to learn more please contact Maranne Kingsbury.