UMPIRING WITH CHUA
The Cornwall Hockey Umpires Association committee
consists of the following members:
- Chairperson | Viv Cobner - contact
- Secretary | Richard Carne - contact
- County Disciplinary Officer | Dominic Chatfield
Umpire Development Pathway
We are increasingly looking to grow and develop our team of umpires within the County. Without umpires hockey is not possible so all Clubs need to encourage and support new and existing umpires.
Please actively try to identify candidates and get them onto a level 1 umpire course organised by England Hockey which is booked online through the HA website. If there is not a suitable course organised please get in touch so we can add you to a waiting list and keep you updated.
Newly qualified Level 1 Club Umpires (unassessed) can start umpiring within limitations. These matches are limited to some lower tier league fixtures (see league handbook for qualifying tiers) and cup matches alongside Assessed Level 1 umpires (or higher). After a minimum of 4 matches umpires can be assessed by a Level 1 umpire assessor to become a Level 1 Club Umpire (assessed). Please contact the CHUA secretary if you are in a position to be assessed.
CHUA is always looking for umpires who would like to get involved on the umpire developer pathway.
There already several umpires in the county who have done the umpire developer course, who then mentor our developing umpires to help increase their skill level and develop confidence. If you are interested in becoming part of the team of umpire developers there is an online course you can do costing £10, which you access by signing into the hockey hub on the England Hockey website.
In September 2018 a group of 10 umpires are completing the Level 1 umpire assessor course which will grow the team of our umpires who can do the assessments for our new umpires.
New online Umpire Education Module
Please take a look at the England Hockey website where you’ll see a new online training module on decision communication is now available. The module is intended for new and inexperienced umpires and combines quite a number of video clips with some clear, concise guidance and explanation. Following the successful completion of a short test, users can download a certificate of awareness. This is a useful tool for all umpires so please publicise this facet as appropriate within your club.
Rules, education and testing is now available at this new site and there is also training resource for NPUA members here.