Umpire Development

Umpiring Resources:

Canterbury Hockey Umpires are happy to provide the following resources for umpire development to club and school supply umpires.  

Hockey NZ Umpiring Guide -​​​​​​ Click here            ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


                                                               FIH Dartfish TV Clip Library - Click here                     Rio Umpire Briefing - click here


Rules of Hockey:

2017 FIH Rule Book Download -  Click here

FIH Rules of Hockey - 2017 adjustments - Click here

While there are no major rule changes for 2017, this document provides a few reminders around breaking at a PC and the 5m rule outside the circle: Click here ​​​​​​

FIH Rules of Hockey App -  Click here ​​​​​​​

Rules of Hockey App


Canterbury Hockey strongly recommends that all teams use protective facemasks for those players 'protecting the post' during Penalty Corners.


      YouTube links:  

Bernie Pangrazio, Australia and Oceania Umpire and Umpire Manager. has produced a great series of education videos.  Some are provided here, but more can be found by searching RULES GURU on YouTube

Below is a helpful video to assist with when is the right time to remove the face mask after the defending of a PC.

When is the ball out of play?

When is it a Penalty Corner?

5m and hits outside the circle...

      Forms & Documents

       Penalty Card Guidelines: Umpire Card Guide.pdf

       For more information about Canterbury Hockey's umpire development opportunities please contact:

      Ben Owers - Community Hockey Manager -


       Thanks to Tauranga Hockey Umpires for providing a model for this page.