Umpire Coaching

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Rules of Hockey (Outdoor and Indoor)

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General Resources

To learn more about high level management, penalty consistency and umpire preparation, please visit the following FIH site - see link below. IMPORTANTLY, at the bottom of this page are links to both Outdoor and Indoor FIH Umpires Briefings for 2022-2023. Links are ready only but contain some excellent videos to illustrate the intent of the rule.

Umpire Managers | FIH

Australian Championships Resources

Selection Policy – coming soon
The Selection Policy provides selection guidelines for officials to Australian Championships.

Travel Policy
The Travel Policy provides travel and accommodation guidelines for officials at Australian Championships.

Umpire Briefing
Hockey Australia is in the process of producing a document for Umpire Managers, Coaches, Coordinators, Umpires and Players alike to aid understanding of the Rules of Hockey. It will be essential reading. In the interim, please refer to the FIH umpire manager page referrenced above.

Play the Whistle Pack
Play the Whistle is an initiative to encourage competing hockey teams, team officials and spectator groups to play in the true spirit of the game. The spirit of the game encompasses demonstrating behaviours that are outlined in the codes of behaviour.

FIH Umpire Fitness Training Manual
As a hockey umpire it is essential to have high levels of fitness to keep up with play and make correct umpiring decisions. This becomes particularly important during a tournament scenario where umpires may be involved in multiple matches over a short period of time with only minimal recovery between matches. This Fitness Training Manual is a useful resource for any umpire.

FIH Rules of Hockey Video Archive
This is a joint project between the FIH Umpiring Committee and Hockey Rules Board. The objective of the Video Library is to provide a collection of video clips which demonstrate the Rules of Hockey and their current interpretations. Updated Regularly.

Claim Form – Complete first 2 sections only

ATO Hobby Form

Umpire Performance Feedback Form

Operations Manual, Tournament Regulations and Forms

Hockey Australia Operations Manual – June 2015

Summary of Championship Document Changes – 2017

Attachment A – Match Schedule Format – 2019

Attachment B – Venue and Hosting Requirements (N/A 2017 – Refer Specific Hosting Agreement)

Attachment C1 - HA Tournament Regulations - U21, U18, U16, U14, & Country Championships 2024

Attachment C1 – HA Tournament Regulations – Women’s Masters Championships 2024

Attachment C1 - HA Tournament Regulations - Men's Masters Championships 2024

Attachment C2 – HA Tournament Regulations - Indoor Championships 2024

Attachment E – Participant Data Form

Attachment F – Transfer Form

Attachment G1 – Tournament Directors Report

Attachment G2 – Umpires Manager Responsibilities

Attachment G3 – Umpires Manager Report

Attachment G4 – Umpires Manager Rating Report

Attachment G5 – Umpire Performance Report

Attachment G6 – Technical Official Feedback Report

Attachment H  – Technical Responsibilities

Attachment H1 – Tournament Director Briefing Technical Checklist

Attachment I – Drug Control Area

Attachment M – Shootout Form – 2019

Attachment N1 – Major Medical Incident Report

Attachment N2 – Team Injury Summary

Attachment O – Guidelines for Ball Persons

Attachment Q – Under 21 Import Process (2021)

Attachment R – 2024 National Championships Team Entry Form 

Attachment S – Player of the Tournament Voting

Attachment V – Women’s Masters Championships 2024

Attachment W – HA Country Championships July 2023

Attachment X – Communications and Media

Team Managers Guide to Player and Starting Line Up Management on AltiusRT 

Technical Official Note Sheet (Scratch Sheet)