Let’s not make it hard for umpires to get training or attend meetings. It is especially difficult for young umpires to travel to after school meetings. Even experienced umpires have difficulty reaching meetings following afternoon games. We’ve been training, coaching, and meeting with association members based on a model developed before there were computers, let alone the Internet. The UmpireHockey Online Umpiring Course, written and presented by Cris Maloney, is available online for $39.99. Maloney is also the author of Field Hockey: Understanding the Game (available from Amazon for $14.99 plus shipping). Sign up now by clicking here.
UmpireHockey.org is a not-for-profit organization of field hockey umpires from across the USA. Utilizing the web, UmpireHockey.org will hold meetings, provide instructor-led training courses, and conduct umpire coaching sessions. Chapters are formed on a state-by-state basis. Get started by taking the UmpireHockey Online Umpiring Course, written and presented by Cris Maloney, is available online for $39.99. Available separately, you can purchases a copy of Field Hockey: Understanding the Game (one of the most highly rated books on the subject on Amazon.com). The book cost $14.99 plus shipping.