Umpire Education

Community Umpiring Courses

Community Courses are 60$ for FHBC members, and 80$ for non-members. Courses are two session of 2.5 hours, including theory and exam.

Community Umpire Courses are open to those interested in the first steps towards fulfilling the earliest of rated Umpire requirements, umpires that desire a refresher, and umpires with expired certifications.  Candidates should be at least 13 years old. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kurt at the Field Hockey BC office at (604) 737-3146 or eventsandofficials@fieldhockeybc.com

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Provincial Umpiring Courses

Provincial Courses are 60$ for FHBC members and 80$ for non-members. Courses are two sessions of 3 hours, including theory and exam. Participants are required to attend both sessions to be eligible to write the exam. Candidates must be a minimum of 13 years by the end of the calendar year to register.

RICHMOND  – May 2017

Dates: May 1 & 3 (last day to register: Wednesday April 26th)
Time: Two sessions from 6:30pm – 9:30pm on Monday May 1st & Wednesday May 3rd, 2017
Venue:  Vancity Credit Union
Course Conductor: Cindy Sacre
Note that registration is CLOSED.

COQUITLAM – April 2017

Dates: April 25 & 27 (last day to register: Wednesday April 19th)
Time: Two sessions from 6:30pm – 9:30pm on Tuesday April 25 & Thursday April 27, 2017
Venue:  Charles Best Secondary
Course Conductor: Megan Robertson
Note that registration is CLOSED.

**WEST VANCOUVER – April 2017**

               NEW COURSE DATES

Dates: April 25 & 27 (last day to register: Wednesday April 19th)
Time: Two sessions from 6:30pm – 9:30pm on Tuesday April 25 & Thursday April 27, 2017
Venue: Sentinel Secondary School, Room #304
Course Conductor: Tyler Klenk
Note that registration is CLOSED.

SURREY – March 2017

Dates: March 13 & 15 (last day to register: Monday Mar 6)
Time: Two sessions from 6:30pm – 9:30pm on Monday March, 13 & Wednesday March, 15 2017
Venue: The Sikh Academy
Course Conductor: Cindy Sacre
Note that registration is CLOSED.

DELTA – March 2017

Dates: March 1 & 8 (last day to register: Thursday Feb 23)
Time: Two sessions from 6:30pm – 9:30pm on each of Wednesdays March 1 & 8, 2017
Venue: Arctic Room at South Delta Rec Centre
Course Conductor: Cindy Sacre
Note that registration is CLOSED.

VICTORIA – November 2016

Dates: November 21 & 24, 2016 (last day to register: Sunday November 13, 2016)
Time: Two sessions from 6:30pm – 9:30pm on each of Monday November 21 and Thursday November 24, 2016
Venue: Room 329A, PISE Building (4371 Interurban Road, Victoria)
Course Conductor: Denise McGeachy
Note that registration is CLOSED.

VANCOUVER – October 2016

Dates: October 11 & 13, 2016 (last day to register: Wednesday October 5, 2016)
Time: Two sessions from 6pm – 9pm on each of Tuesday October 11 and Thursday October 13, 2016
Venue: FHBC Office, 202-210 West Broadway, Vancouver BC
Course Conductor: Alan Waterman
Note that registration is CLOSED.

NEW WESTMINSTER – October 2016

Dates: October 18 & 20, 2016 (last day to register: Thursday October 13, 2016)
Time: Two sessions from 6pm – 9pm on each of Tuesday October 18 and Thursday October 20, 2016
Venue: 245 Francis Way, New Westminster BC
Course Conductor: Gavin Caldecott
Note that registration is CLOSED.

Regional Umpiring Courses

Regional Courses are 80$ for FHBC members. Courses are open to umpires who have a CURRENT Provincial Umpire rating, and are interested in the first steps towards fulfilling the Regional certification requirements. Regional Courses are two sessions of 3 hours, and participants are required to attend both sessions to be eligible to write the exam. Contact the Field Hockey BC office at (604) 737-3046, or email eventsandofficials@fieldhockeybc.com with any questions.

VANCOUVER – October 2016

Dates:  Tuesday October 25 & Thursday October 27 (last day to register: Wednesday Oct. 19)
Time: 6pm-9pm both Tuesday and Thursday
Venue: FHBC Office, 202-210 West Broadway, Vancouver BC
Instructor: Alan Waterman
Note that registration is CLOSED.

VICTORIA – November 2016

Dates:  Saturday November 5, 2016 (last day to register: Friday October 28)
Time: 10:30am-1:30pm, and 3pm-6pm, Saturday
Venue: Room 155, McKinnon Building, University of Victoria (This course is not offered or sponsored by the University of Victoria, and the University is not responsible for the content)
Instructor: Alan Waterman
Note that registration is CLOSED.

Umpire Assessors Courses

Umpire Assessor courses are $55 for FHBC Members. Courses consist of a 2-hour in class theory portion, followed by a 2 hour practical on-field portion.

This course type is only open to umpires with a MINIMUM PROVINCIAL RATING and 4+ YEARS OF ACTIVE UMPIRING. Candidates should be interested in fulfilling the requirements to mentor and assess umpires completing the FHC umpire pathway. Please click here for course registration.  Should you have any questions please contact FHBC at 604-737-3146 or eventsandofficials@fieldhockeybc.com

VANCOUVER – October 2016

Date: Saturday October 8, 2016 (last day to register: Monday October 3)
Time: 
9:00am-11:00am at the FHBC office (THEORY), practical portion to take place directly following (location pending on league schedule)
Location: FHBC Office, 202-210 West Broadway, Vancouver BC (practical portion location TBC)
Instructor: Alan Waterman
Note that registration is CLOSED.

VANCOUVER – November 2016

Date: Saturday November 19, 2016 (last day to register: Nov 14)
Time: 9:00am-11:00am at the FHBC office (THEORY), practical portion to take place directly following (location pending on league schedule)
Location: FHBC Office, 202-210 West Broadway, Vancouver BC (practical portion location TBC)
Instructor: Alan Waterman
Note that registration is CLOSED.

VICTORIA – November 2016

Date: Sunday November 6, 2016 (last day to register: October 28)
Time: 9-11am* followed by on-field component Theory followed by practical portion (*time subject to change based on game schedule)
Location: Room 155 McKinnon Building, University of Victoria. Victoria, BC (This course is not offered or sponsored by the University of Victoria, and the University is not responsible for the content)
Instructor: Alan Waterman
Note that registration is CLOSED.