Umpiring Resources:

Club Umpire Evening 2024 - Click here

Umpire Match Review Form- Click here

Hockey NZ Umpiring Guide -​​​​​​ Click here

Rio Olympics Briefing - click here

SPL Umpire Presentation - click here

Shoot-out Guidance:

Shootout Guidance -

Rules of Hockey:


FIH Rules of Hockey App -  Click here ​​​​​​​ - highly recommend - do the quiz!

FIH Rules of Hockey - 2022 adjustments - Click here - NEW for 2022

HNZ 2022 Rule changes explained - Click here


FIH Rule Book Download -  Click here 

Hockey NZ Covid-19 rule recommendations - Click here

This document provides a few reminders around breaking at a PC and the 5m rule outside the circle: Click here ​​​​​​​

SmallSticks Support Umpire = Fun - Fair - Safe

SmallSticks Umpire & Coach Day Presentation - Click here

SmallSticks Easy-Rules Sheet - Click here

How to Umpire 6 aside - Click here

SmallSticks Presenters Guide -  Click here​​​​​​

Junior Handbook - Click here - Includes local rules for all levels

KwikSticks and 6 a side hockey

How to Umpire KwikSticks 6-aside (like a pro) - Click here

Forms & Resources

Radio/Headsets - Pairing video - Click here

Umpires Card Reporting Form - Click here​​​​​​​


Tauranga Hockey strongly recommends that all teams use protective facemasks for those players "protecting the post" during Penalty Corners.

Managing face-masks at a Penalty Corner - Click here

Rained-off Rule

If weather is inclement and a game needs to be called off, you must play 5 minutes into the second half for the score at that point to be recorded as a final result (ie. the game is deemed to have been completed).If the game is called off before that time it must be replayed at a later date unless the captains/coaches from both teams agree that the score at this time will be then recorded as the final result.

Yo-yo Fitness Testing

Find here the apps for the Yo-yo Interval Recovery test:

Android app:

YouTube version:

Apple app: 

YouTube links:

Here are some helpful videos from the 'Rules Guru' Bernie Pangrazio, Australia and Oceania Umpire & Umpire Manager.


When is a Penalty Corner over...?

YouTube Video Archive:

5m and hits outside the circle - Click here

When is it a Penalty Corner? - Click here

When is the ball out of play? - Click here

5m rule -

Obstruction -