Become A Hockey Umpire (Juniors)
Register Your Interest With Us
Thinking of volunteering your time to umpire? Your time and efforts are much appreciated – games cannot go ahead without umpires, so your involvement plays a critical role in our Club’s success!
If you are interested in umpiring in 2016 please fill out the form on Survey Monkey attached and then we will be in contact!
Find out all about Junior Umpire training, development and accreditation, including a list of forthcoming training opportunities, what accreditation is available for the junior competitions and the benefits of being an umpire.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Below you’ll find answers to common questions about umpiring. If you have any further questions, please contact the Umpire Coordinator(s) in the first instance, or any other member of the committee, click here for contact details.
Do umpires get paid?
Yes. Umpires are paid based on the level of the game they umpire. Payment is usually made half at the start of the season and the rest in the middle of the season. The rate of payments are as follows:
- $30.00 – U14 & U16 Shield & Pennent games
- $25.00 – All other U14 & U16 games
- $25.00 – All U12 games
- $15.00 – Under 10 (even if badged)
I don’t have a car, but I’d still like to umpire. Can I carpool with someone to away games?
Yes, you can. If you contact your Umpire Coordinator with enough notice before the game, they can get in touch with the Team Managers and ask about getting you there. It’s all about communication, so let us know where you’re at and we can help get you where you need to go.
I’m an experienced umpire, can I help to train some of the less experienced umpires?
Yes, you can. We’d love to hear from you, as we are always looking at ways to provide our umpires with greater knowledge and experience. Get in touch with your Umpire Coordinator and we’ll work with you to pair you with some keen learners!
I’ve never umpired before, but I’m keen to learn – what’s the process?
There are online “Level 0 Community Umpire” courses plus Hockey Victoria (HV) run a Level 1 Umpire Course. It is recommended that you undertake this first level course as a beginner, but there is still plenty of opportunity to learn at the games. We will assign you to a beginner level (eg unpaid umpiring at U8/U10 Panthers clinics, then as you get experience we will move you on to paid umpiring with a mentor).
Waverley try to allocate umpires to ALL games, regardless of whether HV or the other Club’s provide umpires. This is so that the junior umpires can ‘shadow’ the calls, movements and decisions of the more senior umpires, and thereby improve the knowledge and experience of all umpires within our Club.
Please note on the ‘Umpire Contact & Availability Form’ your current level of experience, and say ‘YES’ when asked whether you would be interested in training. Then we can contact you with upcoming course dates and/or partner you with a more senior umpire.