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.