MALAYSIA-SINGAPORE UMPIRE EXCHANGE PROGRAM

With the opening of borders, the Umpire Exchange program can resume.

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Welcome to Singapore Mohd Ismady and Muhammad Faiz from Malaysia.

Through exchange programs Umpires have the opportunity to improve their skills and experiences by benefitting from exchanges.

Fitness is not a one-dimensional concept, is it made up of different components contributing to the notion of general fitness. As a hockey umpire it is essential to have high levels of fitness in order to keep up with play and make correct umpiring decisions. This becomes particularly important during a tournament scenario where umpires may be involved in multiple matches over a short period of time with only minimal recovery between matches.

The areas of fitness that are covered are core stability, endurance, strength, speed and specific intervals.

Its a development opportunity designed to improve umpire performance standards by exposing the participating umpires to different conditions, cultures and players.

The program provides a number of benefits including:

  • Travelling to and officiating in foreign conditions
  • Managing unfamiliar teams at new venues
  • Working with new colleagues under a different system
  • Learning and adopting new playing conditions.

 

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