Love the game... become a Hockey Umpire!​​​​​​​

Umpiring Hockey is a rewarding way to contribute to our game. If you are wanting to give it a go, please get in touch, we have umpire programmes placed carefully alongside our hockey leagues where there is a focus on development and learning. Don't hesitate to contact codo@tgahockey.co.nz if you have any questions!

SmallSticks Support Umpire

Suitable for any entry level umpire, any age

Umpiring: MiniSticks, KiwiSticks (primary)

Every team registered in Primary School hockey must provide an umpire for these grades.

Perfect for parents, caregivers, siblings of players to get involved and help support a fun, fair, safe environment for our hockey starters and young developing players.

This role is mostly around safety, and facilitating a game, as opposed to needing to develop advanced umpire skills - if you can blow a whistle, and encourage young people to move 5m away from a ball, you can be a SmallSticks Support Umpire!

Pre-season there is a 'Coaches and Umpires Day' workshop to learn the basics of what you will need come game day.

We have resources and access to tips and video on the Tauranga Hockey website - Development/Umpires and Official Development pages.

Head along to our sessions in-season (delivered on demand) and prepare for the season with game philosophies and tips to get you started. 

Register below and indicate that you are going to be involved with MiniSticks Level (Yrs 3&4) or KiwiSticks (Yrs 5&6).

New Umpire

Hockey umpiring is an incredibly rewarding part of the game of hockey. You have the best seat in the house as players showcase their skills, and you have an important role to play in helping create that hockey spectacle!

Love the game... become a Hockey Umpire!

Please fill in the below form to register your interest - even if you don't know where to start we can fit in with you!

Orange Badge Umpire (6 aside)

Suitable for any entry level umpire, of any age 

Umpiring: KwikSticks (Intermediate)

Umpiring: Super 6s (Secondary & Club)

​​​​​​​A development programme for umpires who are taking to the field for 6 aside hockey.

Perfect for those who want to try umpiring hockey for the first time or who want to learn more about umpiring to improve their playing, or for those who want to give back to the sport.

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The Orange Badge Umpire Programme provides the following:

  • Information around the Role and Responsibility of the umpire
  • Foundation skills of umpiring
  • Rules knowledge - 6 aside specifics
  • Umpire Coaches - who will support and oversee their progress - provide coaching and feedback
  • A Tauranga Hockey Umpire Log Book - to begin the process of self analysis, jot down feedback and to track progress over the season
  • Access to online resources including video

If you are interested please fill out the below registration form and be sure to note your interest in "Orange Badge 6-aside Umpire Development Programme".

All Umpires

We hope all our umpires are up to the challenge  of expanding umpiring knowledge.

Part of the learning process is peer support, self analysis, discussion and guidance where needed

Officiating Development Officer is keen to hear from you, how can we best support you in your umpiring journey!

Please don't hesitate to get in touch codo@tgahockey.co.nz

Match Managers & Technical Officials

As hockey continues to grow at local level, we are looking to provide more opportunities for people to be involved and support the game, on the sidelines, with dedicated attention this year, to the role of the Match Manager. 

Technical Officials are a vital cog in the game at tournaments, keeping an official record of the match, supporting the umpires, and working with Team Managers to ensure the game is conducted wtihin the protocols of the competition. 

Some responsibilities include timekeeping, scoring, record keeping and relationship building.

There is no prior hockey knowledge required for this important role, and you get one of the best seats in the house - right in the thick of the action - side line between the dugouts!

Blue Badge Umpire (11 aside)

Suitable for any entry level umpire, of any age - perfect for club or secondary players, a little hockey knowledge is helpful but not essential

Umpiring: Secondary Division 2 & 3

A development programme for umpires who are taking to the field for 11 aside hockey.

Perfect for those wanting to give umpiring a go for the first time - who already have some basic knowledge of the game from playing, coaching or spectating.

The Blue Badge Programme supports umpires of 11 aside hockey who are appointed to games in designated time slots - created in the Monday night Secondary School Division 2&3 Competition. 

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The Blue Badge Umpire Programme provides the following:

  • Pre-season and in-season workshops and information around the Role and Responsibility of the umpire
  • Foundation skills of umpiring
  • Rules knowledge
  • Umpire Coaches - who will support and oversee their progress - provide coaching and facilitating learning
  • A Tauranga Hockey Umpire Log Book - to begin the process of self analysis, drive own learning, track progress over the season
  • Access to online resources

If you are interested please fill out the below registration form and be sure to select "Blue Badge 11-aside Umpire Development Programme".​​​​​​​

Senior Umpires

Umpiring: Club & Secondary Premier League

Tauranga Hockey has an awesome team of dedicated officials who service our club competitions throughout the season.

For all our returning experienced umpires please make sure you register with as much detail as possible so we can tailor upskilling opportunities to suit your needs this season.

Umpire Coaches

We are always looking for super supporters of umpires who can guide conversation with a focus on participatn centred development, where the umpire is armed with the tools to learn.

If you are keen to support our officials, we would love to support you! We offer Umpire Coach upskilling opportunities, including cross-code connections, and look to continue to improve what support looks like.

Contact codo@tgahockey.co.nz for more information, or fill in the registration form below and select - Umpire Coach!