Umpiring Qualifications

Who Should Become a Community Umpire?

The Community Umpire program is directed towards the needs of players, parents, teachers and other new umpires who are involved in Hookin2Hockey, modified versions of the game or lower level club hockey.

Minimum requirements to undertake Community Umpire qualification?

There are no minimum requirements; it is an enjoyable and straightforward training program. You should be willing to learn and be prepared to undertake two hours of training.

How to get the qualification

There are four easy steps to gain your community umpire accreditation.

1.  Visit the HockeyEd site and log into your account. If you are new to HockeyEd, you can create an account by filling in a few of your details.

2.  Once logged-in, you can register for the Community Umpire Accreditation (free of charge) by clicking on ‘umpire’, then ‘community umpire’. Here you can view the learning material which is categorised in four sections; manage self, manage athletes, manage others, manage environment.

3.  Once you have read learning material, there is a short quiz with interactive hockey videos and questions for you to answer.  This should take you between and 30 minutes to an hour.

4.  Finally, you download the Practical Competency Checklist and organise with Pathways to have your umpiring practically evaluated during one match (45 minutes minimum).

 

Who Should Become a Level 1 Umpire?

The Level 1 umpire program is perfect for players, parents and umpires who are involved in umpiring club hockey, intrastate championships and lower age-level Australian Championships.

Minimum requirements to undertake Level 1 umpire qualification

There are no minimum requirements and is an enjoyable and convenient training program.  The Level 1 training program is designed to train umpires in the fundamental concepts of umpiring, including fitness, positioning, signals and ensuring the safety and enjoyment of players.

How to get the qualification

There are five easy steps to gain your Level 1 Umpire accreditation.

1. Visit the HockeyEd site and log into your account. If you are new to HockeyEd, you can create an account by filling in a few of your details.

2. Once Logged-in, you can register for the Level 1 Umpire Accreditation ($50.00 payable through PayPal) by clicking on ‘umpire’, then ‘Level 1 umpire’. Here you can view the learning material which is categorised in four sections; manage self, manage athletes, manage others, manage environment.

3. Once you have read learning material, there is a short quiz with interactive hockey videos and questions for you to answer. This should take you between and 30 minutes to an hour.

4. Attend a 1 day practical course conducted by Hockey NT.

5. Finally, download the Practical Competency Checklist and organise with your local Pathways to have your umpiring practically evaluated during one match (45 minutes minimum).

 

Who Should Become a Level 2 Umpire?

The Level 2 Umpire program is directed towards umpires involved with high level club hockey, high level intra-state championships and higher level Australian Championships.

Minimum requirements to undertake Level 2 Umpire qualification?

The prerequisite for the Level 2 Umpire accreditation is a Level 1 umpire accreditation.

The Level 2 training program is designed to train umpires in essential concepts of umpiring including psychological and physical preparation, umpiring skills and tools, player management, communication, risk management and ethical responsibilities.

It is a comprehensive training program involving seminars, practical activities, pre and post seminar requirements and a practical assessment.

How to get the qualification

There are five easy steps to gain your Level 2 Umpire accreditation:

1. Visit the HockeyEd site and log into your account.  If you are new to HockeyEd, you can create an account by filling in a few of your details.

2. Once Logged-in, you can register for the Level 2 Umpire Accreditation ($50.00 payable through PayPal) by clicking on ‘umpire’, then ‘Level 2 umpire’. Here you can view the learning material which is categorised in four sections; manage self, manage athletes, manage others, manage environment.

3. Once you have read learning material, there is a short quiz with interactive hockey videos and questions for you to answer. This should take you between and 30 minutes to an hour.

4. Attend a one day practical course conducted by Hockey NT.

5. Finally, download the Practical Competency Checklist and organise with Pathways to have your umpiring practically evaluated during one match (45 minutes minimum)

 

For any queries, of if you require any assistance on the above qualifications, please contact Pathways (email) or phone 89450302.

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