This seminar will run in conjunction with the Pan American Cups for Women and Men August 4-13, 2017. Games will be played each day that will be used for analyzing and viewing with specific topics for education.

This seminar will be conducted in English.

Arrive on August 4th in the evening with a registration and reception at Hilton Garden Inn, 101 Granite Run Dr., Lancaster, PA 17601 (717-560-0880)                    

Registration and Reception 7:00-8:30pm

A block of Rooms is reserved in the name of USA Field Hockey for a nightly rate of $139 + 11% tax ($154.29) per double room. Please contact the hotel directly to reserve your room if necessary at Hilton Garden Inn, 101 Granite Run Dr., Lancaster, PA 17601 (717-560-0880). Make your reservation under…PAC Umpire/Technical Seminar. It is not necessary to stay over at the hotel. It is your option if you may be traveling for a longer stay. Cut-off Date for room reservation is July 15th.

Travel and Hotel costs will be at your expense. USA Field Hockey will provide a continental breakfast, coffee breaks and Lunch each day.

The cost of this Seminar will be $100 per participant.

Use the link below to register for this seminar. Once you have registered for this seminar, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to submit more personal and professional information about yourself. This is also required as part of your participation in the seminar.


Educators :
- Willard P. Harris, TTO
- M. Laura Pigretti, ARG
- Maureen Craig Rousseau, TTO
- Rene Zelkin, USA

Invited Participants: North America, Northern Caribbean and Central America

Venue: Spooky Nook, Lancaster, USA (alongside Pan-Am Cu

Technical Workshop Contents

1- Introduction/Welcome

2- Expectation: Participants/Facilitators. Objectives (Outcome)

3- Pathway to Regional/International Technical Official including Appointment Process

4- Understanding Roles & Responsibilities including Teamwork

5- Rules & Tournament Regulations

6- Pre Tournament Activities:
     Requirements of a Technical Officer (Part I)
     - Shared Responsibilities
     - Equipment Checking
     - Tools of the Trade – Technical Equipment Kit

7- Match Activities:
     Requirements of a Technical Officer (Part 2)
     - Scoreboard/Clock
     - Paperwork Judge. How to use TMS
     - Table Management: Substitutions – Team Bench – Facilities - Problem Solving

8- Managing Shoot-Outs

9- Emotional Intelligence & Leadership

10- Code of Conduct - Introduction to Disciplinary Process

11- On Field Practical Observation

12- Wrap Up…
    - Performance Feedback Form
    - How to be a Competent Official
    - Final Comments/Open issues
    - Seminar Feedback


Saturday 5th August

8:00 hrs. Opening and Introduction. (Breakfast)
10:30 hrs. Coffee Break.
12:30 hrs. Lunch
14:00 hrs. Afternoon Activities
16:00 – 17:00 hrs. Dinner ( Not Provided)
17:00 – 19:00 hrs. CAN – BRA Women
19:00 – 21:00 hrs. USA – MEX Women
21:00 hrs. End 1st Day

Sunday 6th August

8:00 hrs. Recap from 1st Day. (Breakfast)
10:30 hrs. Coffee Break.
12:00 hrs. Lunch
12:30 -14:00 hrs. Afternoon Activities
14:00 - 15:30 hrs. Wrap Up
16:00 hrs. Workshop Close

Presentations of these topics will be based on an active and dynamic participation of all those in attendance with a practical approach and active involvement in different tournament situations.

Activities proposed look for a rich interchange of questions, doubts and proposals during all topics presentations and group work/discussions of different cases/scenarios.

Pre Course Reading:

In order to make the most of the seminar it would help if you read and familiarize with:
- FIH Rules of Hockey 2017.pdf  (Also via the FIH Rules App)
- FIH General Outdoor Tournament Regulations.pdf 

Both can be found in