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For years, many of you were taught to think of your field position like a giant hockey stick, run straight down the sidelines and curl into the circle. This style dates back to the days when offside was still part of the game. Analysis shows that this positioning causes many crucial calls to be missed, especially around the far side of the circle and the 23. Instead, the FIH now stresses that umpires should regard “home base” for play in their end as the backline just a few metres from the post. This allows a clearer view of play on the other side of the circle and 23, as well as critical situations in front of the goal. If defenders quickly clear the ball then the umpire’s next move is not necessarily out to the sideline but the most direct path to keep a view of play. Often this is a direct line up field. When play comes back the umpire should, if play allows, make a beeline for “home base”. It’s a balance to figure out when to remain at “home base“ and when to move to a better position for the play and to support your colleague. It will take practice. As the FIH Officials and Appointments Manager, Craig Gribble, likes to say when it comes to goals and critical decisions, “The umpire should always strive to be in the photo.” This new approach means many of you will have to push your comfort zone, but umpires who successfully use it find they run less while affording a better view of play and management of the game. Diagrams can be viewed in the Documents section of this website. Hope this is all helpful to you.
Last Post: October 13, 2017 at 09:31am pdt Started By: Denise McGeachy

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ALL Umpires- please ensure you wear appropriate colours for the teams you are umpiring as well as to be seen cleary (i.e. red vs white, wearing orange/ yellow) dark colours are not ideal as typically you blend into the benches or bleachers, however also keep in mind of the weather, which I know makes this all tricky. Women's League - Ensure that the score is accurate and that goal scorers are identified - Ensure that all disciplinary cards (G/Y/R) are documented clearly and any Y/R are reported to leeronnie19@gmail.com and myself. - Player of the Game are to be checked off in the appropriate column on the game card (each card should have two checks) the captain from each team will pick one player on their team and one from their opposition - Although the captains are responsible for checking their opponents scorecard, ensure that the number of players identified as “playing” the game matches the actual number of players ready to play Men's League (league rules attached) The VIFHA will have two divisions this season: Competitive: Vikes, Tigers, Mutineers, Rebels 1; Recreational: Hawks, Marauders, Rebels 2 We have set up a designated player system similar to the Vancouver league. For those who are unfamiliar, there is one simple caveat regarding player eligibility: - Competitive teams have 9 designated players listed on their roster. These players may not play in recreational games. We've made a significant change to last year’s rules to help build club structures. The borrowing of players can no longer happen between clubs. With the exception of the rule above (regarding the 9 designated competitive players), Rebels 1 & Rebels 2 can fully share their rosters, Mutineers & Marauders can fully share their rosters, and Tigers & Hawks may fully share their rosters. Things umpires need to know: Umpires are not required to enforce any of the above rules. Knowing them will allow you to adequately assess the accuracy of the game cards. Although the captains are responsible for checking their opponents scorecard, umpires are strongly recommended to diligently oversee this. Ensure that the number of players identified as “playing” the game matches the actual number of players would be a good thing to check. Ensure that all players have numbers on their jerseys (required for competitive teams). Ensure that the score is accurate and that goal scorers are identified. Ensure that all disciplinary cards (G/Y/R) are documented clearly and any Y/R cards are reported to the administrator (vifhainfo@gmail.com). Request that the captains take a photo of the completed game cards and text/send them to the league administrator. Other things to note: - There are several intra-club exhibition games throughout the season. The teams will typically mix-up their rosters to have an enjoyable game. Game cards do not need to be accurate for these games and the scores don’t need to be recorded. - UVIC Men's Games will play 17 minute quarters, 2 minute break between quarters and 5 minute half-time, teams will only switch ends at half time
Last Post: October 07, 2017 at 06:57pm pdt Started By: Denise McGeachy

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Umpire Association Annual General Meeting - November 13, 2017

by Denise McGeachy, 2017-10-30T20:40:31.000-07:00October 30 2017, at 08:40 PM PDT

The Umpire’s Association AGM will be held on November 13th 7-9 pm.
Location: Pacific Sport Boardroom, Saanich Commonwealth Place (lower level )
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b) Annual Audited Statement of Accounts;
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