Umpires' Corner

If you’re reading this page, the chances are you’re either an accredited umpire or you are interested in becoming one. Whether you are a complete beginner or have lots of experience, we have plenty of games to umpire at Alderley Edge and can help assist either getting you started as an umpire or developing your officiating skills.

Umpiring hockey is a challenging and rewarding experience. To do it well, you need to be fit, you need to be a good ‘people manager’ and you need to be fair and honest. In addition it is important that you have good communication skills, understand the game technically and tactically and, yes, last but not least, you need to know the rules of the game.

If you think you have these qualities and would like to know more, please contact Bill Savin

Here are details about the next local course. You can book on line.

We will refund the fee when you are qualified and have officiated at three games for AEHC.

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Toddy's top tips!

Chris Todd is the Chairman of the Cheshire Hockey Association and was an International Hockey Umpire. With more than 100 umpiring "Caps" he was presented with the FIH Golden Whistle. After retiring from the World Cup and Olympic Games Panel, in 1995 as a FIH Grade One International Umpire he has continued coaching umpires and is a EHB Level Three Umpire Coach.

So, based on Chris's 40 years of experience and his current observations of games we are fortunate and delighted that Chris has given us his kind permission to publish his superb Coaching notes: Toddy's Top Tips for all umpires. Learn from the Master!

Rule changes for 2015/2016

1. Breaking at a penalty corner

2. Two minute green card

3. Use of the stick above the shoulder

4. Long corner

5. Free hits within 5m of the circle

Season 2015-15 sees the introduction of significant changes to the red of hockey. This presentation will help you understand them.