National Umpiring course was conducted between 23rd and 28th January 2018 under the AHF Development and Education Program 2018. The course conductor was former Pakistan Hockey International, Dilawar Bhatti. During the program, 25 umpires were engaged, including 15 men and 10 women. The course was a Level 1 Umpiring educational course, focused on educating the youth on prospects for Technical Officials not only in Asia, but also i the global hockey community.
Course conductor, Dilawar Bhatti, said: “I saw a lot of potential in the participants and it was a great experience not only for them, but also for me. Engaging and interacting with new hockey markets unlocks untapped potential and provides a platform for prospective professionals to make a positive impact towards the larger sport. Continued initiatives under the AHF Development and Education Program will ensure such a positive future throughout the continent”.
About the AHF Development and Education Program 2018
The Asian Hockey Federation aims to assist the technical staff with the AHF Development and Education Program 2018. The development activities in training coaches, umpires and technical officials are progressing faster than ever with more and more Asian federations taking productive participation in the courses.
The courses are designed to combine experienced people to present the methods to play, coach, officiate and manage the sport of hockey. The participants are exposed to the best strategies and protocols to manage teams and high-level tournaments. The courses are divided into 4 levels: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Umpiring and Coaching along with High Performance. To move through the ranks of coaching, umpiring and technical officials a participant must successfully complete each level.
The aim of the AHF Education and Development Program 2018 is to provide a simplified education structure and resources for AHF Members Nations. All nations will have the opportunity to access the program pathway at an appropriate level.