New Delhi: With an emphasis to raise the standards in Umpiring and officiating, Hockey India will conduct an online Test for Umpires and Technical Officials on March 29.
This online Test is designed as part of a program for professional development of the Umpires and Technical Officials. The Test will help them enhance their skill-based and knowledge-based expertise and at the same time, it is also expected to illustrate the officials’ knowledge levels of FIH Rules of hockey and Regulations.
The Online Test will be focused on testing the practical and theoretical knowledge of the FIH Rules of Hockey 2019 and the current FIH Tournament Regulations. It is mandatory for any candidate appearing for this Test to be registered with a Hockey India Permanent/ Associate State Member Unit.
“While we have received great interest for the technical courses we offer for Tournament Officials; organizing this online Test will only raise the bar of Umpiring and Technical Officiating in India. We have several young men and women who want to stay connected to the game by professionally pursuing Umpiring and Technical Official courses and as such, we wanted to ensure they are on par with the international standards. We are expecting a good number of people taking up this Online Test,” stated Rajinder Singh, Secretary General, Hockey India.
The registration for the Tests begin on 26 February 2019 at 3 pm and closes on March 15 at 5 pm with the online test scheduled on March 29.