Five Umpire Opportunities Added for this Summer

May 15, 2018, 2:21 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – May 15, 2018 – Do you have the desire to umpire games but never knew where to go to pick up a whistle or learn the rules? USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce five opportunities this summer to further explore the world of umpiring.

A new free offering, Player/Beginner Umpire Training Clinics, is designed for individuals with five years of experience less. These are 7-hour offerings that will focus on anticipating the game, managing the game, new positioning concepts, presentation, signaling, whistling and more. These free clinics are for players, parents, coaches and club administrators, with a continental breakfast and lunch provided.

Scheduled Player/Beginner Umpire Training Clinics are:


For those looking to further their knowledge with aspirations of stepping on the sideline during the high school season, check out the
Mid-Atlantic Field Hockey Umpire Camp. Set to take place from July 22-26 at the Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Del., this 5-day camp is for individuals with five years of experience or less and will focus on the umpiring at the high school level, including National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) rules. This camp is a great springboard into the upcoming season and will be offered in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Field Hockey Camp.

The cost of this camp is $185.00 for commuters and $285.00 for residents. The residential option is available for women only. Interested men will have to make their own housing arrangements.

Click Here to Register for the Mid-Atlantic Field Hockey Umpire Camp

For the more experienced umpires and technical staff, consider registering for the 2018 USFHL Adult National Championship, a USA Field Hockey Sanctioned Event, taking place July 20-22 in Philadelphia, Pa. This is a considered a Level 3 Umpire Event for attaining and maintaining a Level 3 rating. Roughly 16-20 men’s and women’s adult teams from around the country will compete in the second annual championship that will be held at two venues, Drexel University and Villanova University, where games will be two, 25-minute halves.

Umpires and Technical Staff will be paid $50.00 per game with the possibility of a hotel, if necessary.

Click Here to Register as an Umpire or Technical Staff at the USFHL Adult National Championship

Game times:

  • Friday, July 20 – 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 21 – 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 22 – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact umpire@usafieldhockey.com.

Continue to check out USA Field Hockey’s Umpire Opportunities for more offerings in the coming months.