Umpire Development for Clubs and Young Umpires

How to grow umpires at your club


Young Umpires

Fancy becoming a Young Umpire - If you are aged between 14 to 23 years old, you can be a Young Umpire.

If you are Under 18, a parent will need to register you on EH's Game Management System (GMS), instructions are on the right hand side of this page. Over 18's can register themselves.

Alternatively , please contact the Young Umpire Lead, Rhydian Burston by email for more information.

Club Umpires

The most immediate support is the Club Umpire Developer; umpires and players will profit from having someone in the Club who is active in arranging coaching either from Umpire Developers or more experienced umpires.

Club Umpire Forums provide an opportunity for umpires to discuss issues , areas of concern and guidance on aspects of umpiring with experienced umpire coaches.

Pre - season Tournaments in the N W  Area specifically aimed at Club Umpires provide opportunities for coaching and assessment, as do some Junior events.

For those wishing to progress the processes for L1 and L2 Assessments are included in the Officiating Documents.

For further information contact your Cluster Lead/Club Liaison Lead. ( See contacts)

Appointed Umpires

All Appointed Umpires are supported by the Panel Leads and receive at least one assessment and coaching per season.

Those wishing to progress either higher up their Panel or to the next level are encouraged to use a Personal Development Plan to help them further their aims.

Development Evenings give umpires the opportunity to discuss issues and the latest developments in umpiring.

Umpire Support

Umpire development is heavily dependent upon the availability of coaches and assessors and umpires are encouraged to consider qualifying as a L1/County Umpire Developer or a L2/Area Umpire Developer.

For further information contact the Club Liaison and Umpire Developer Leads.

England Hockey: Hockey Hub.

The Hockey Hub provides information on courses and workshops as well as online learning in the form of Rules of Hockey, You’re the Umpire, and Umpire Development modules.