AHF hosted another successful workshop today, namely a session for umpires, titled “What Makes a Good Umpire?”.
The workshop for umpires was led by Ged Curran from Scotland, who is a current FIH Pro League Panel Umpires Manager and a former FIH World Panel Umpire with Olympic and World Cup experience.
Participants from 11 different countries, including both current and aspiring international umpires, were treated to an inspiring learning session that explored the core elements that make a good umpire while also looking at each element in detail and best practices.
The core elements examined and discussed included rules knowledge and interpretation, fitness (physical, mental, emotional, social), communication and management skills, tactical understanding advantage and flow, communication, cooperation and teamwork and others.
The presentation included Mr. Curran sharing his knowledge, but also discussion amongst the participants and a number of anecdotal and video examples to facilitate understanding of the concepts and provide practical takeaways for candidates to apply in their next appointments.