The Umpire Development Pathway
Many umpires are happy umpiring only at their own club. However, If you want to progress as an umpire you should join your local County Hockey Umpiring Association (HUA). As a full county HUA member, you will receive a wide range of appointments and your development will be supported by experienced people. To join a county HUA, you must have completed the Level 1 Umpire course.
The next stage is to complete the Level 2 Umpire Award. Your county HUA will be able to provide details on how to do this.
A small number of umpires each year will then complete the Level 3 Umpire Award and become a member of the National Programme Umpiring Association (NPUA). Working closely with England Hockey (EH), the NPUA is responsible for the development of umpires operating in the National Leagues.