Umpire Education

Online Community Umpire Courses – SPRING 2019

The Online Community Courses is open to FHBC Members for $25. It will consist of a series of lessons and practice questions designed to prepare you for the final quiz. You will need a grade of 75% or higher in order to pass the course. Registrants will have until June 30th, 2019 to complete the course, at which time the current session will expire. Participants who fail to complete the course by the deadline will need to re-register in the following session.

This course is available to those interested in taking 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.

To register for the online course click HERE!

Community Umpire Course

Community Courses are $60 for FHBC members and $85 for non-members. Courses are two sessions of 2-3 hours, including theory and exam. Participants are required to attend both sessions to be eligible to write the exam and must obtain a grade of 75% or higher in order to pass. Candidates must be a minimum of 13 years by the end of the calendar year to register.

DUNCAN – March 2019

Dates: March 26th & April 2nd, 2019. (last day to register: Wednesday March 20th)
Time: Two sessions from 6:00pm – 9:00pm on Tuesday March 26th & April 2nd, 2019
Venue: The Island Saving Centre in the Nitnat Room.
Course Conductor: Alison Sweeten

Register for the course HERE!

Provincial Umpire Courses

Provincial Courses are $60 for FHBC members and $85 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.

DELTA – March 2019

Dates: March 7th & 14th, 2019. (last day to register: Monday March 4th)
Time: Two sessions from 6:30pm – 9:30pm on Thursday March 7th, 2019 and Thursday March 14th, 2019
Venue: South Delta Rec Centre, 1720 56 St, Delta, BC V4L 2B1 – ARCTIC ROOM
Course Conductor: Cindy Sacre

This session is closed.

CHILLIWACK – February 2019

Dates: February 26th & 28th, 2019. (last day to register: Thursday February 21st)
Time: Two sessions from 7:00pm – 9:30pm on Tuesday February 26th, 2019 and Thursday February 28th, 2019
Venue: GW Graham Middle Secondary
Course Conductor: Cindy Sacre

This session is closed.

VANCOUVER – November 2018

Dates: November 12 & 19 (last day to register: Wednesday November 7th)
Time: Two sessions from 6:30pm – 9:30pm on Monday November 12th & Monday November 19th, 2018
Venue:  FHBC Office – #202-210 West Broadway, Vancouver
Course Conductor: Tyler Klenk

This session is closed.

Regional Umpire 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 – March 2019

Dates: March 19 & 21 (last day to register: Wednesday March 13th)
Time: Two sessions from 6:00pm – 9:00pm on Tuesday March 19 and Thursday March 21, 2019
Venue:  FHBC Office – #202-210 West Broadway, Vancouver
Course Conductor: Tyler Klenk

Register for the course HERE!

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. Should you have any questions please contact FHBC at 604-737-3146 or eventsandofficials@fieldhockeybc.com.

VANCOUVER – October 2018

Dates: October 27th (last day to register: Monday October 22nd)
Time: 9am-11am at the FHBC Office and 12pm-130pm at Location TBD
Venue:  FHBC Office – #202-210 West Broadway, Vancouver
Course Conductor: Alan Waterman

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2019 FHC/ FHBC Indoor Umpiring Course – Provincial 

This course is open to any FHBC umpires looking to become certified at provincial indoor level and help improve the standard of their indoor league and tournaments. Learn how to umpire indoor or gain more experience. You will have the option of being assessed at the BC Seniors Indoor tournament Feb 2-3. *Note priority will be given to those umpires available to umpire a minimum of 2 matches at the BC Women’s Seniors Tournament. 

DUNCAN – January 2019

Dates:  Friday 1st Feb 2019 (last day to register January 18th)
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm 
Venue: Island Savings Centre, 2687 James Street, Duncan BC
Course Conductor:Wendy Stewart (FIH)
Course Fee: No Cost – 0$

This session is closed.

Please note that Umpires who register and agree to umpire a minimum of 2 matches at the BC Womens Senior Tournament will not receive a stipend for games officiated. If you are volunteering for the tournament contact Kurt at 604-737-3146 or eventsandofficials@fieldhockeybc.com.

If there are any questions on the course, or about indoor umpiring in general please feel free to contact Wendy Stewart: wendystewart27@gmail.com