Umpiring

Importance of Umpires

Umpiring is a very unique, challenging and rewarding way to participate in field hockey. With players, there are all skill levels, and the same goes for umpires. Whether you want to make a little pocket money or to be involved in your sport, umpiring can be a great way to be a part of the game. 

2018 Umpiring Clinics

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Registration is now OPEN for our 2018 Umpiring Clinics!

  • Mini-Rules Umpiring Clinic
  • Club Rules Umpiring Clinic
  • Refresher Umpiring Clinic
All individuals wishing to be an umpire for 2018 Spring League must attend one of these clinics. 

All returning umpires must attend either the Refresher Clinic or a Club or Provincial Course in order to be included on the current WVFHC Umpires List.

Refresher Clinic:

  • Required for ALL umpires with 2 or more years experience who have previously umpired 2 years of Club Rules or U13-U18 games. 
  • You must be registered to play Spring League with WVFHC 
  • Thursday, March 15th, Tuesday, April 3rd or Wednesday, April 18th

Club Rules Clinics: 
  • For all new umpires and returning umpires with 0 - 2 years experience. Will cover umpiring full field rules and umpiring U11-14 games.
  • Suggested age 13 and older, and you must be registered to play Spring League with WVFHC 
  • Wednesday, March 14th, Thursday, April 5th or Tuesday, April 17th

Mini-Rules Clinics: 
  • For new umpires and returning umpires wishing to umpire exclusively at the U9-U10 level 
  • Suggested age 12 or older, and you must be registered to play Spring League with WVFHC
  • Tuesday, March 13th, Wednesday, April 4th or Thursday, April 19th 

Details for All Clinics:
  • All clinics will be held at Sentinel Secondary School in Class Room #304 from 7:00-9:00pm
  • There is a $10 clinic fee for all umpiring clinics
  • Whistles and shirts are mandatory for ALL umpires and will be available at every clinic (pricing to be announced soon)
  • Bring a pen/pencil, and paper - you may also bring your stick or any other items you feel necessary
  • Refunds for cancellations will not be available as administration costs, cheque and mailing cost will exceed $10
If you have questions or are unable to attend one of the clinics, please contact info@wvfhc.com 

Spring League Pay Scale

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As part of our ongoing commitment to umpire development, we are excited to announce a new pay scale for umpiring this Spring League:



All umpires (Mini rules, Club rules & Community umpires) are required to attend ONE MANDATORY clinic. To receive the "Education Incentive" bonus, umpires will need to attend a 2nd clinic during the season. This 2nd clinic will ensure there is an adequate understanding of the theory required to be a successful umpire and to give umpires the opportunity to get feedback from experienced mentors.

We value committed umpires who want to improve. All umpires who umpire 8 games or more will receive a "Commitment Incentive" bonus.  We also encourage all umpires to get assessed by a Mentor. This assessment will give you real-time feedback and will help with decision-making and positional play.

Once a bonus incentive has been activated, you will receive back-pay on your previous games.