Australian Indoor Umpire

Who should become an Australian Indoor Umpire?


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The Australian Indoor Umpire program has been developed for umpires wishing to officiate in top level, open age indoor Australian championships or international games.

Minimum requirements to undertake Australian Indoor Umpire qualification?
The prerequisite for the Australian umpire accreditation is a Level 2 Indoor Umpire accreditation.

The Australian Indoor Umpire training program is designed to train umpires in the advanced concepts of umpiring including self-management skills, performance analysis, knowledge of advanced hockey skills and techniques, rule interpretation, player management, co-umpire support, communication skills and risk management.

It is a comprehensive and challenging training program involving seminars, practical sessions, applied learning, self-development and requirements a practical evaluation.

How to get the qualification
There are three steps to gaining your Australian Indoor Umpire accreditation.

1. The Australian umpire accreditation is practically assessed at an U21 Indoor Australian Championship or at an Open Indoor Australian Championship. The Umpires Manager will assess the candidate.

2. Once assessed as being competent, visit the HockeyEd site and log into your account.

3. Once logged-in, you can register for the Australian umpire accreditation ($50 payable through PayPal) by clicking on ‘indoor umpire’, then ‘Australian indoor umpire’.

Career next step
If you are interested in Umpire Coaching, please visit our Umpire Coach accreditation page.