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We are indebted to an incredible number of people who volunteer their time to help organise umpires and officiate SHC games every weekend. You're in the right place to find out more about SHC umpire development and how to get involved...

Latest SHC Update on Umpire Courses: October 2020

Unfortunately the current COVID situation has altered the delivery methods and England Hockey are not supporting in person courses. However there is still a pathway that we as a club can support and this is a great time to do this given restrictions on other activities. See below and contact Ian Wyatt with any questions.

1. Umpire Education - Zoom Sessions

The Surrey Hockey Umpire Association is running three educational Zoom sessions during October and November. These will be run by Sean Edwards – a local Surrey umpire now umpiring internationally! Attend all three or simply drop in on one you are interested in:

  • Decision-making: Monday 26th October 2020, 6.30-7.30pm
  • Positioning: Monday 2nd November 2020, 6.30-7.30pm
  • Player & Game Management: Monday 9 November 2020, 6.30-7.30pm

These sessions are suitable for recent Level 1 course attendees, any aspiring umpire, players who’d like to know a bit more about umpiring and any parent who umpires colts games. All ages welcome. Please email Matt to register.

2. Continue on the Umpiring Pathway

Click on the headings below to find out more about how you can continue to develop your umpiring through online learning and support from our SHC Umpiring team. 

Visit the England Hockey 'Hockey Hub' page - you will be required to register when first logging on.

The website has a host of supporting information and optional modules in addition to the elements detailed under the other headings below.

The online Rules Test is a required precursor to the Level One Course. Click here to take the test

This course replaces the theory part of the in-person Level One Course.  It is led online with participants working in collaboration.

  • Click here for information on online Umpiring Courses
  • Book Your Umpiring Course here

Many experienced players may well feel confident enough to umpire after completing the online course above and following the other optional material.

However, experienced club umpires Ian Wyatt, Andy Parker and Simon Aldous are also offering:

  • To give some practical tips while watching a game from the sidelines
  • To watch and chat through a game umpired by first time umpires.

This is simply aimed at helping build confidence and build good habits. If you would like to take advantage, then please contact Ian Wyatt

The senior teams are fortunate to have Karen and Jess coordinating umpires on a Saturday. We would be delighted to have more volunteers - please contact them to get involved. Games will be arranged to suit your level of experience and your preferences.

For Colts, umpiring is organised between Liselle, Will, Frankie and parent managers.  We are hoping we can now add to the pool of available umpires. Colts games are a great way of gaining experience.

3. Volunteer!

Are you keen and available to umpire a club game? Please contact Karen to volunteer for a game!