Umpire Coaching

An integral component of umpire development is to ensure that they are guided and mentored by the best in the business. Hockey Victoria is known for producing some of the best umpires in the country and that can be attributed to our states ability to educate and teach our upcoming officiating stars.

The Umpire Coach Accreditation provides current umpires with the skills and knowledge to coach and guide progressing umpires through their career. Umpire Coaching is a rewarding process where in which individuals can be actively involved in the progression of an upcoming official as well as provide people with an opportunity to give back to their community.

The Umpire Coaching program is run under the guidance of, HockeyEd Australia’s accreditation program. These programs are open to those candidates who can be assessed within both the Australian hockey environment and, if necessary, overseas. For more detailed information, click on the links above.

Level 1 Umpire Coach

This Level 1 Umpire Coach Accreditation is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to guide and educated beginner umpires through their officiating journey. To begin this accreditation, you must hold a Level 2 Umpire Accreditation.

Accreditation Eligibility: 

  1. L2 Umpires who either apply or are invited by the State/Territory officiating committee,
  2. Experienced and practicing umpires who do not hold a Level 2 Umpire qualification but with a “broad spectrum of skills” who have been identified by the State/Territory officiating committee.
  3. Umpires who do not comply with either 1 or 2 can apply to their SSO officiating committee to be assessed/observed as to their suitability.

To download Hockey Victoria’s comprehensive accreditation guide, please click here.

To download your practical competency checklist, please click here. 

Level 2 Umpire Coach

This Level 2 Umpire Coach Accreditation is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to develop progressing umpires through their officiating career.

Accreditation Eligibility:

This accreditation requires umpire coaches to have a minimum of a current Level 1 Umpire Coach accreditation and experience at State and Territory competitions.

Practical Assessment Criteria:

Evidence of competencies can be shown at the highest level of intra-State competition (Premier League), Australian Country Championships and U15 Australian Championships level or above.

Please contact GameEducation@hockeyvictoria.org.au for enquires regarding the Level 2 Umpire Coach.

Level 3 Umpire Coach

Contact Hockey Australia hockeyed@hockey.org.au regarding the Level 3 Umpire Coach Accreditation

Renewal

Accreditations which have expired within the last 4 years are eligible for renewal if you have been performing the role continuously over the past four years at the appropriate level. Please download this form and have it signed by either an approved assessor (one level above yours) or your club president. You will also need to complete the relevant Australian Sports Commission online learning and upload the accreditation via the form below.

Level 1 and 2 Umpire Coach renewal applications will be verified by a member of HVOC or HV staff to confirm you have been performing the role continuously over the past four years at the appropriate level. If it has been deemed that you have not satisfied this criteria, you will be asked to be practically assessed at the appropriate level.

Level 3 Umpire Coach renewals will be verified by Hockey Australia to confirm you have been performing the role continuously over the past four years at the appropriate level. If it has been deemed that you have not satisfied this criteria, you will be asked to be practically assessed at the appropriate level, or apply for a Level 2 Umpire Coach Accreditation. Please contact hockeyed@hockey.org.au to enquire about renewing your Level 3 Umpire Coach Accreditation or moving to a Level 2.

If your accreditation has been expired for more than four years, or you have not been performing the role for the past 4 years at an appropriate level, you will need to request a practical assessment, and then once complete, submit it along with the relevant Australian Sports Commission online learning via the form below.

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