Welcome to FHUmpires.com
Keely Dunn and John Hrytsak are two Canadian umpires who love what they do so much, they decided to start their own website dedicated to other obsessive-compulsives with the whistle who can’t stop talking about the ins and outs of one of the hardest but most rewarding jobs in sports.
FHumpires.com is a resource and sounding board for everything and anything to do with umpiring field hockey. As one of the most popular participation sports in the world, umpires are high in demand and there are incredible opportunities for talented individuals to reach levels of the game that they couldn’t reach with a stick in their hand. This website provides a place for umpires to delve into all the ways in which we can be better at what we love to do.
One of the features of the site is the Playing Advantage podcast. Both John and Keely have been told they have wonderful faces for podcasting and the inability to stop talking about umpiring (mostly by their respective spouses), so hosting a tag-team podcast is a natural fit. These talkative Canucks spend a highly variable amount of time every couple of weeks covering many aspects of umpiring, including tips and strategies to improve areas of your on-pitch performance, aspects of preparation like mental and physical fitness and the latest interpretations and ways to look at the rules affecting the game both on an international and a domestic level. They’ll also answer listener questions, so if you’ve had an unusual scenario or are uncertain about how the rules might apply in a certain situation, John and Keely will give you the right guidelines to help you make a better decision next time.
FHumpires.com looks forward to your feedback, so don’t hesitate to comment on any of the blog posts, tweets and podcasts. You can send us an email here.