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Alyson Annan: Hockey World Cup recap, the good, the bad and the ugly 

Having being part of a number of World Cups and being in international hockey now for almost 30 years now this World Cup is one to remember, writes our columnist  This World Cup was one with many indifferences and challenges....

Why we should change the penalty corner in outdoor hockey

PETER D'CRUZ outlines a working draft for the 21st Century Penalty Corner The Challenge A new way of conducting the penalty corner in hockey should provide a solution that works at every level of hockey and all age levels....

Olympic Hockey and World Cup: video umpires and rules explained

By Andy Mair | Hockey Cam Football, tennis and hockey are sports with obvious differences, but there is one common theme that runs through all of them, the use of video technology to minimise major errors by the talented but...

Opportunities to improve understanding should be grabbed with both hands

So much of what makes a good hockey umpire is about communication, says Andy Mair That doesn’t mean a running commentary throughout the match - but making our thinking clear, be it verbally or with non-verbal signals. There are times...

Secret Hockey Umpire: Free hits, position and retakes

We want to encourage quick free hits in as fair a way as possible and to avoid retakes, writes Secret Umpire. The more quick free hits we can allow the more opportunities are created and the more excitement for...

Umpire’s voice in danger of losing out to player-centric hockey

Hockey is in danger of having an overly player-centric sport, writes our umpire columnist Andy Mair I was fortunate enough to be working with the umpires at the Premier Division indoors this season. One of the main things to come out...

Why the whistle should be mandatory for all hockey players

As a coach at school and club level, much of my preparation for a season would be focused on drills, cones, bounce boards, enough practice and match balls and pitch availability, writes leading official Andy Mair. But here’s a thought:...

Young Pilgrim makes progress as 11-year-old hockey umpire

An 11-year-old hockey fanatic is widely thought to be the youngest ever in the country to become a Level 1 hockey umpire and he now wants other youngsters to follow suit. History was made in December when young Tom Pilgrim...

Taking next hockey umpiring step doesn’t have to be daunting

By David Ellcock In a recent Hockey Paper piece, I suggested that people should just try umpiring and that this might lead to their getting the bug and wanting to take the next step. But what does that next step...

Olympics: Ireland hockey debacle leave negatives for umpire community

Video Umpire expert Andy Mair picks the bones out of the Canada v Ireland controversy The national teams to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have now been decided, and apparently the ‘blame game’ has been all too often...
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