All District Convenors and/or Committees plan Umpire Education sessions and Development Workshops throughout the season to help umpires develop their skills and improve their performances.

An Umpire Level 1 is the first stage in completing your umpire qualification and with some practice and possible umpire coaching you will complete. Those attending an Umpire Level 1 course should have completed the rules test and bring the certificate with them.

If you are interested in hosting a course at your club or would like an umpire to be assessed, then please contact us.


East District

Umpire Level 1 courses have been delivered at Watsonians, Inverleith and Edinburgh University Hockey Clubs. The next course will be held on Sunday 26th February from 10am-4pm at George Heriots.  Contact Maggie Salmond to reserve a place.


North District

Umpire Level 1 dates have still to be finalised.


West District

A calendar has been created for the area and distributed on WDUA Facebook page.


Midland District

2 Umpire Level 1 courses were delivered at St Andrews University and Kinross Hockey Clubs.  Watch this space for further details.

Professional Development

Good umpires communicate their decisions clearly and consistently. When communicating decisions, they will appear to be in control, calm and confident, ARE YOU?

Register for Hockey Hub to watch the Decision Communication module and you can complete a test, which will provide a certificate of completion.  The module is accessible to everyone but will be most useful to beginner umpires and those of you who have been umpiring for sometime may wish to refresh.


You're the Umpire.  Have a look at the video clip and then decide what you would give and the reason for it or read through everyone else's answers.


Umpiring the Aerial Ball and Umpiring Attacking Free Hits. Your learning in each section will be helped with a series of video clips that will illustrate key points. At the end of the module, you will be asked a series of questions and when you have answered them successfully, you will be able to download your certificate of awareness. Completion of this module should take about 30 minutes