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.
A challenge that faces all of the #thirdteam on the regular: how do you handle temperamental games where players, coaches and the dogs watching from outside the fence all seem to be mad? All the strategies you can shake a stick at are right here! Clips That Didn’t Make It Check out when the next […]
#TBT to Thomas Briels working through a decision and separating out the personal vs. team penalty. It’s an amazing bit of work and a constructive conversation.
Sharing a beer is the universal language for “let’s be friends,” so Simon Mason’s advice to players at the end of the game is to take a pint and go chat with the umpires. If you spend just a little time trying to learn from them, and even—GASP!—getting to know them, rather than standing around […]
Smart players use the rules to their advantage; special players take advantage of their smarts in the big moments. In this #TBT #UmpireAtHome, Adam Commens leads us through the genius of Victor Wegnez in the semi-final of the Eurohockey Championships, who used a fake inside the 23m to create an incredible goal. He notes how […]
#UmpireAtHome explores issues facing hockey umpires right now, and through discussion, explores how to interpret the rules of hockey in a way that best serves the game. A fun fact you might not know about Aleisha Neumann: the talented umpire also played in the national domestic league in Australia. She has real insight into how […]
Thomas Briels, captain of @Belredlions, riffs on perceiving tackles and how some can look much worse than they are. Also, he provides a terrific take-home: players actually do want to know our standards early so they can stay on the field. Set them early!
Have you ever wanted to know what a top player thinks about umpiring and how it affects the game? 🙋♀️ We shift gears in a major way for Ep. 11 of #UmpireAtHome as none other than World Cup Champion and captain of the Belgian Red Lions 🇧🇪, Thomas Briels, will share his thoughts and answer […]