Level 3 Umpire Course
FIH Hockey Academy / PAHF / USA Field Hockey / NCAA

5 August 2017

Level 3 Umpire Course

Spooky Nook Sports | August 5-6, 2017

This course 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 course 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 Course. It is not necessary to stay over in the hotel. It is your option if you may be traveling from a longer distance. Cut off Date for room reservation is July 15th.

Travel and Hotel costs will be at your expense. Field Hockey will provide a continental breakfast each day as well as dinner on August 5th,

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

Use the link below to register for this seminar. Once you have registered for this course, 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 course.


- Craig Gribble, FIH Officials and Appointments Manager
- Roger St. Rose, Pan Am Umpire Committee Chairperson
- Steve Horgan, USA Field Hockey Director of Umpiring
- Andre Oliveira, FIH Academy and Education Manager

Invited Groups:
- Medium to high level Domestic / NCAA Umpires, Level 2 and 3 USAFH Umpires
- FIH and Potential FIH Umpires from PAHF Countries

Level 3 Umpiring Course Program

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

Saturday 5th August

8.30 Opening and Introduction – Steve Horgan
9.00 The Hockey Revolution – Andre Oliveira, FIH
9.45 Modern trends in Hockey (Part 1) – Craig Gribble, FIH
10.30 Morning tea
11.00 Modern trends in Hockey (Part 2) – Craig Gribble, FIH
11:30 Umpire Coaching and assessment – Roger St. Rose, PAHF
12:30 Lunch
13.30 ‘Be all you can be’  - Steve Horgan, USA Field Hockey / NCAA
14:00 Group work: divide candidates in groups / groups chose a modern trend topic for observation /groups set goals and criteria for practical observation – All
15.00 Afternoon tea
15.30 Rules and Interpretations – Craig Gribble
17.00 CAN v BRA Women
19.00 USA v MEX Women
21.00 End of Day1

Sunday 6th August

8.30 Analysis of previous night’s games – group work
9.30 Presentation of results to main group
10.15 Morning tea
10.45 Communication priorities
12.00 CHI v ARG Men
14.00 Assessment of match umpires - All
15.00 Summary of the day
15:30 Closing of the course