This intentional breakdown is very subtle, but Adam Kearns trusted what he saw and went for the big penalty corner upgrade. The defender who gave up the foul uses his back leg to try to delay the taking of the free hit and so infringes on the self-pass that’s being quickly taken by the attacker.
There is a lot to say for backing yourself and in this episode of #UmpireAtHome, Adam shows us how it can be done with confidence, ease and self-reflection.
Adam's full #UmpireAtHome episode can be found here!
#UmpireAtHome explores issues facing hockey umpires right now, and through discussion, explores umpiring skills and how to interpret the rules of hockey in a way that best serves the game.