Umpire Development

Umpiring Resources:

Canterbury Hockey Umpires are happy to provide the following resources for umpire development to club and school supply umpires.  

Hockey NZ Umpiring Guide -​​​​​​ Click here            ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



                  Rio Umpire Briefing - click here


Rules of Hockey:

2019 FIH Rule Book Download -  CLICK HERE

2019 FIH Rule adjustments, Hockey NZ description  - CLICK HERE

FIH Rules of Hockey App -  CLICK HERE 

Rules of Hockey App


Canterbury Hockey strongly recommends that all teams use protective face masks for those players 'protecting the post' during Penalty Corners.

      YouTube links:  

Bernie Pangrazio, Australia and Oceania Umpire and Umpire Manager. has produced a great series of education videos.  Some are provided here, but more can be found by searching RULES GURU on YouTube or by CLICKING HERE

Below is a helpful video to assist with when is the right time to remove the face mask after the defending of a PC.


When is the ball out of play?

When is it a Penalty Corner?


     Forms & Documents

      Penalty Card Guidelines: Umpire Card Guide.pdf


      For more information about Canterbury Hockey's umpire development opportunities please contact:

      Ben Owers - Community Hockey Manager at:


       Thanks to Tauranga Hockey Umpires for providing a model for this page.