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Bloomsburg University Offers Umpiring Course

Jan. 23, 2011, 7:50 p.m. (ET)

Do you live near Bloomsburg University and are you interested in becoming a field hockey umpire? If so, enroll in the introductory training program being offered at Bloomsburg University. 
Bloomsburg University will be conducting a three-day field hockey officiating class on the evenings of February 27th, March 13th and 20th, beginning each evening at 6pm.
Bloomsburg University students, both undergraduate and graduate, can take the course free of charge with a valid Bloomsburg University ID. All other interested in attending must pay a $30 fee.  Upon course completion and a passing an exam, participants will be certified PIAA officials in their respective sport. 
The first session will be a distribution of information packets, rule books and officiating basics. Session two will be a rules education class and question and answer period and the third session will be a rules certification test. Participants must attend all three sessions. 
Participants will be given the opportunity to be Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) certified and can begin officiating locally in PIAA games, making extra money throughout the year, on a very flexible schedule. 
USA Field Hockey membership and certification is required to officiate at USA Field Hockey events (Futures, Festival, Jr. Olympics, Disney, Club Championships, Indoor Qualifiers and Championships, etc), and international events (Jr. Pan Am Games, Pan Am Games, Jr. World Cup, World Cup and Olympics).
For more information regarding the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association please visit
For more information about this training program and to register by February 22, 2011, please contact Intramural Director Tony Dreckman at 570-389-5289 or