Umpiring is a fantastic way to learn more about hockey, to develop your skills and progress through the umpiring grades. Whether you want to get involved at club level, or have aspirations to umpire at the international stage, you can gain help and support from Hockey Ireland, your provincial umpiring association and the Irish Hockey Umpires Association (IHUA). For more information, please visit our E-Learning Hub.

As a new or inexperienced umpire, you can start by completing your online rules test. This will give you an introduction into the rules of hockey before progressing on to your Level 1 award (to be launched late 2020). For those aged 15-18, it is a good idea to get signed up to a Young Umpire programme where you will learn the basics of umpiring, and get to give it a try in a safe and supportive environment.