The Club is please to announce that we are sponsoring a Level 1 Umpires Course at Cantley on Sunday 18th March 2018. Start at 09:00 and finish at 16:00.
This is a significant investment by the Club to increase the number of umpires available for matches each week to reduce the burden on both the captains and hard pressed committed volunteers. This will be a benefit to the Club as a whole but also a benefit to you personally. You will come away knowing the rules ( a plus for most players!), you will gain confidence from that knowledge, you can gain a qualification which for younger members will be useful for college applications, CVs, etc., and will receive reduced fees as a volunteer within the Club.
Your captains will be speaking to you about this and we would urge you to seriously consider the opportunity.
Details of the course and application form can be found here: http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/courses.asp?section=296§ionTitle=Find+a+Course
The cost of the course is £50 which you will need to pay and the Club will reimburse you on condition that you commit to umpire at least 3 games. Under 16s will require parental consent forms.
You will need to make application and pay the £50 before 7th March 2018.
Prior to the course you will need to complete the on-line rules test. https://hockeyhub.englandhockey.co.uk/?login=login&from=hockeyhub.englandhockey.co.uk/index.php%3Fpage%3Drules
If you do not intend to go on the course we would still recommend that all players take the on-line rules test.
After you have been on the course you will need to practice by umpiring a few lower level games. We will then arrange for a qualified coach to give you some individual coaching. When you are confident we will arrange for a Level 1 assessment to be carried out to get your level 1 badge.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and please seriously consider joining the course.
Updated 12:17 - 14 Feb 2018 by Ben Dudley
SBHC Umpire Co-ordinator