High School Field Hockey is a fast-paced game with unique and exacting rules. It’s played on a field that is 60 yards wide by 100 yards long and is officiated by only two umpires. For these and other important reasons, the NFHS has developed the course, Officiating Field Hockey. As a companion to the NFHS Field Hockey Rules book and your State Association’s guidance and support materials, this course introduces you to, describes and explains the basics you’ll need as a new field hockey official. You’ll learn the necessities for every umpire including equipment and uniforms. You will study the necessary signals to be called and strategies for positioning during the games. And you’ll focus on what it takes to keep players safe and injury-free.
If you are a new field hockey official then you need to take the course: Officiating Field Hockey. Available on NFHSLearn.com.
Course comes with
1. Course Introduction1 Sections
- Course Intro
2. The Basics3 Sections
- Read the Book
- Game Basics
- Five Basic Rules
3. Umpire Necessities2 Sections
- Umpire Necessities
- Administering Cards
4. Signaling4 Sections
- Primary Signals
- Secondary Signals
- Administrative Signals
5. Positioning5 Sections
- Responsibilities of Each Official
- Field Division
- Penalty Corners
- Penalty Strokes
- Recognize Dangerous Play
6. Conclusion1 Sections
This Course Includes
- Certificate of Completion
- Additional Resources
NFHS National Coaching Credentials
The NFHS Learning Center offers a 3-level national coaching credential that helps you gain knowledge you can use to provide a fun, educational, and a safer environment for your students.
This national credential was developed for individuals who are currently coaching or aspire to coach at the interscholastic level. The goal is to enhance the ability of the coach to better serve students, the school, the community, and the profession of coaching.
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