#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 […]
How often have you heard someone say “well, the trajectory of that ball means it must have been a back stick,” or “it didn’t sound like the ball hit a stick so it must have been a foot”? This logic doesn’t work in the video referral box. Ayanna McClean tells us in this #UmpireAtHome #TBT […]
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 […]
When you let Adam Kearns talk you learn a bundle. In this clip, he talks about his personal penalty corner positioning and why it works for him, what he learnt at the last World Cup from UM Minka Woolley about men’s and women’s vision, and then onto interacting with players on a PC. This is […]
There were several #UmpireAtHome episodes where the question was asked, “how do you block out a crowd?” In this #TBT on a Sunday clip, Ali Keogh talks us through her process. Ultimately, what you pay attention to takes top priority in your mind. Stay focused on the game and the decisions at hand, and those […]
It’s not often we see 2 cards within a minute of each other, and even more rare is in this instance both cards are for the same team for the same offence. We have Lim explain the impact of the small touches of the ball after the whistle has gone and also why in these […]
#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. Ever wondered how you can stay in the game when it is going right to the wire? Well, have a listen to Sarah Wilson talk about how she […]