A perrenial hot topic is whether a player who turns their back to the goalkeeper during a shoot-out is obstructing. The captain of @Belredlions, @ThomasBriels, shares his thoughts in this #UmpireAtHome #TBT clip.
🗣 Jakub Mejzlik 🇨🇿 Fresh off this weekend’s #FIHProLeague ESPvBEL double-header, Tokyo appointee Jakub Mejzlik joins us on #UmpireAtHome. We’re going to talk showing personality on the pitch, batting above your country’s weight on the international stage and, maybe, I don’t know, a couple of things that happened in Valencia. 😉 Have a question, dilemma […]
🗣 Céline Martin-Schmets 🇧🇪 #UmpireAtHome in January continues with more #shedhockey! Céline Martin-Schmets has established herself as one of Europe’s top indoor umpires after the 2020 European Indoor Championships where she took charge of the uber-exciting final between Belarus and the Netherlands with Wales’ Cathy Wright. Make sure to bring your questions (and banter) to […]
🗣 Lee Barron It’s the return of #UmpireAtHome with English superstar indoor umpire Lee Barron, who will talk over his most recent finals appearance at the 2018 Indoor World Cup Final and all things shed hockey. #UmpireAtHome highlights issues facing hockey umpires right now, and through discussion, explores umpiring skills and how to interpret the […]
You may have noticed that our hockey rule book isn’t very extensive and often the nitty-gritty information of tournaments is in specific regulations for that level or even just that event. But how do regulations relate to umpiring? Here we have umpire and official David Ellcock explain how umpires can fall victim to big errors […]
We’ve always wondered whether our commentary friends were ever involved in umpire briefings to help them with their ability to call the game. Find out whether that’s the case and how commentators like Simon Mason breach the communication gap with umpires in order to provide the most accurate picture to the hockey fan on this […]
At times player reactions can give you a bit of information to help you feel confident about a decision, but are those reactions visible from the video umpire box? Ayanna McClean, our video umpire guru, talks about player reactions to danger and what she is looking for when it comes to danger and the ball […]
Sometimes it can be a hard decision between a green or a yellow card. What can make it even harder is when you have already awarded a yellow and then appear to have “gone backwards” to give a green. If you want to learn the subtle differences in breakdown play and how you can apply […]