Officials Education

Volunteers are important for all non-profit organizations, FHA is no different. Without volunteer coaches, umpires and parents our programs would be very difficult to organize and manage. Thank you for your dedication and the many hours that you all donate to our great sport. If you are interested in joining our ranks as an umpire, please see the information below.

Officiating Opportunities in Alberta

We are looking for current umpires please email if you are interested in joining our team!

Outdoor Community Umpire Course

FHA is running an OUTDOOR COMMUNITY umpiring course. You will get a FoX40 whistle and a set of umpiring cards. The course will consist of:

1. Online Course and Exam hosted by FHBC

This interactive course guides you through a series of screens, each associated with an aspect of umpiring or the rules, including some quiz questions. There is also an online exam. This costs an additional $30, payable online to FHBC, before you get access to the course.

The course is <>

The Rulebook is very useful, which you should have open during the course, and especially the exam. You can get an App on this page, or there is an old-school PDF file too.

You will have the opportunity to submit questions or discussion points afterwards, which will be answered and discussed by the group at the...

2. Umpiring Practical Session

This will be held outdoors, for you to practice signalling, blowing your FoX40 whistle (which isn't as easy as you might think!) and Pre-Match Chats. Date Time and Location TBA.

3. Umpire Coaching

You will be coached for one or more games, possibly including shadowing a certified umpire.

4. Umpire Assessment

When your umpire coach thinks you are ready, you will be assessed on a match. The assessor will discuss your match with you and provide a written Assessment.


Officiating Resources

Field Hockey Canada - Umpires and Officials

FHumpires Podcasts and more

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