Wycombe Hockey Club launches Umpiring Taster Sessions
For those who are looking to help the club through umpiring, we will be running Umpire Taster Sessions this year
If you are interested in umpiring but are unsure what it entails, the taster sessions are designed for anyone (juniors, seniors and non playing members) looking to learn what it takes to become a Level 1 certified umpire, before you sign on to England Hockey’s Online Umpiring Course.
Join us on:
Tuesday 09th November 2021
7.45pm – 9pm
Wycombe High School
(Please bring a whistle and dress appropriately for the weather as the session is outdoors)
What do I need to do next?
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST!
If you are going to join our taster session on Tuesday 09 November 2021, we ask each participant to download the FIH Rules of Hockey 2021 document and come prepared with the following points:
- Read rules 6-14 and pick out what you think the most important sub rules are (example 13.6(a) or 14.5, etc) – Remember there are no right or wrong answers but everyone needs to have an opinion for the session
- Memorise umpiring signals on pages 49-50 (or click on signals.jpg (612×792) (bp.blogspot.com) for graphic representation)
- Have any question ready if you don’t understand the rules when you read them
So what’s in it for me?
Good question,,,we know that you are passionate about hockey as you are still reading this…
You get to become a valuable member of our family by helping out with umpiring duties (when you are available of course, we do understand that you have other commitments!)
Moreover, if you are a WHC player (juniors or seniors) or have a child that plays for Wycombe Hockey Club, by umpiring matches, you or your child can offset match fees through umpiring credits!
For the non-player, we will pay £10 for every match you umpire.
Made up your mind to be an Umpire?
Get going…we need you! Your first step now is to register for England Hockey’s Umpire Level 1 course
UMPIRE LEVEL 1 COURSE
This course is designed for anyone who is going to be umpiring the 11-a-side game and is delivered fully online.
You will need to complete the Online rules test before attending.
The course is made up of 4 modules:
• The game from a players’ perspective
• The role of the umpire
• Player management
• Preparation and planning the next steps
Once attended the course you will receive your Level 1 (Unassessed) Umpires Certificate
Event prerequisites: Attendees must be at least 14 years old
Price: £30.00 (Wycombe Hockey Club will reimburse on presentation of Level 1 certificate)
Click here to book your online course England Hockey’s Online Training Hub