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Indoor Umpiring Certification Clinics

You need to attend one EACH of a Part 1 and a Part 2

PART 1: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 … 6:30pm – 9:30pm (with breaks) – The Rules
PART 2: Thursday, October 12, 2017 … 6:30pm – 9:30pm (with breaks) – How to Umpire

PART 1: Tuesday, January 16, 2018  … 6:30pm – 9:30pm (with breaks) – The Rules
PART 2: Thursday, January 18, 2018 … 6:30pm – 9:30pm (with breaks) – How to Umpire

WHERE: 4303 – 11 St. SE

HOW MUCH: $50 (Payable to CLFHA)
Umpire Shirt: $40 (Payable to CLFHA)

Course Conductor: Keely Dunn

If you are unable to attend these in-person clinics, there are now online versions of the courses, available at Pricing for the online versions is $80 for certification, $40 for recertification.

To register, email the following information to the CLFHA Administrator (

  • Name
  • Email
  • Contact Phone #
  • Indoor Team(s)
  • Date of Part 1 & Date of Part 2


  1. Classroom (Part 1 AND Part 2 are Required)
  • Rules & interpretations
  • Knowledge of the game
  • What makes a good umpire?
  • Video footage
  • Become a more effective umpire
  • Q & A
  1. Written Exam:
  • Exam is sent by email (open book) and examinees have 7 days to return it however they see fit
  • Course Conductors will send as .DOC. which they will mark(up) them and send back
  1. Field Assessment
  • You will be scheduled or can request opportunities to shadow experienced umpires
  • Then you will umpire with an experienced umpire or umpire-coach shadowing you
  • Then you work with the League Coordinator and an Assessor to schedule a field assessment
  • You get paid retroactive to the beginning of the season for games where you umpired (i.e. blow the whistle)

“Why Umpire”

  • It’s rewarding, challenging and fun / helps you understand more about hockey
  • You give back to the sport / become certified and get paid

Casino Volunteering Opportunity

We have a great fundraising opportunity for spring Calgary junior programs, membership fees or summer academy and provincial team fees.

Alberta Field Hockey Association and Alberta Women’s Field Hockey Association have upcoming casino volunteering opportunities!  Our Alberta Field Hockey Association Casino is scheduled for January 29 & 30, 2018.  Our Alberta Women’s Field Hockey Association casino is scheduled for March 12-13, 2018.

If you sign up for a casino there will be a $150 credit off provincial programming, or any Calgary Junior Programs per shift.  For adult programming the casino will cover your FHA membership fees ($68).

If you are interested in a casino shift please e-mail your full name, phone number, date(s), day or night shift, position, what you would like to apply the credit to, and if you would like two shifts.

You will receive a reminder/confirmation e-mail one or two weeks before the event.  The casino is a Cash Casino 4040 Blackfoot Trail SE.  You will need to bring a piece of photo ID.  All volunteers must be 18+.