Hereford Hockey Club
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Membership fees now due
Would suggest all of club's qualified umpires become a member of this association.
Please see their website for details.
Extracted fronm HGWHUA Chairman's Report-2013
Website Some while ago a facility was added to allow you to subscribe to receive a brief email alert whenever the website is updated (other than the regular Monday evening appointment changes). To date the take up rate of this has been disappointing to say the least, with just one member from outside of the Committee subscribing. Could I ask you all please to take just a few moments to do so? If all members are signed up it would enable us to distribute information without having to place the burden of distribution on Steve Court who has plenty to do looking after the appointments. Registering with our website will not lead to you receiving masses of junk mail, and there are not that many updates to the website either, so you will not be swamped with unwanted emails!
Pre Season Meeting Arrangements for the pre season meeting, to be held at Cheltenham Civil Service Club on Tuesday 10 September 2013, are already well underway and, unlike last year, will not be cancelled! The evening will start at 7.30pm with a short EGM to approve the accounts for the year ending 31 May 2013 and set subscriptions, mileage rates and club charges for the coming season. From about 8.00pm there will then be a coaching presentation for which I am pleased to be able to confirm that Richard Shaw (FIH umpire) has kindly agree to be the guest speaker (I am sure that those of you who attended when Richard spoke on the rule changes a few years ago will remember what an excellent job he did for us). The exact content of Richard’s presentation is yet to be finalised but is likely to be several short items with time for questions.
We have also extended an invitation to members of Avon & Somerset HUA to join us for the coaching part of the evening and I would ask you all to put this date in your diary, it would be embarrassing to be outnumbered by Avon & Somerset members!
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Guidance Rule 9.7 (stick above shoulder height)
NPUA GUIDANCE TO UMPIRES & EHL TEAMS
FOR THE 2010-11 SEASON
Rule 9.7 states: “Players must not play the ball with any part of the stick when the ball is above shoulder height except that defenders are permitted to use the stick to stop or deflect a shot at goal at any height.”
In the light of the umpires’ briefings at recent world level events including the World Cups (2010) and Olympic Games (2008), NPUA has decided to clarify our interpretation of the above rule.
In recent years, many have taken a lenient view of the rule. However, given the feedback from FIH world level events, it is now appropriate to advise NPUA umpires to blow the rule according to the “letter of the law” – in other words, more strictly.
If, by playing the ball above shoulder height, an attacking player is denied the opportunity to play the ball legitimately, teams should not be surprised to see the umpire show a yellow card to the offending player.
If the ball would not have fallen to a player in an attacking position, or would have travelled out of the field of play, a lesser penalty will be imposed.
This season, the guidance to umpires will be that the onus should be on players to play the ball below shoulder height, and there should be no “benefit of the doubt” to the player.
The above guidance has been taken from the NPUA website and was discussed and adopted at the West Umpires pre season get together on 14 September. Accordingly all HG&W umpires should also umpire within this guidance and it is advised that this is discussed with team captains before the start of the match, at least for the first few weeks of the season.
RULE REMINDER FROM HGWHUA - Nov 2010
After this weekends games it is clear that some teams are not aware of the change in the rules that occurred in the Jan 2010 set of changes with regard to goalkeepers. For clarity the pertinent rule is shown below and I have highlighted in red the word suspension. Therefore please be clear that should a goalkeeper be suspended time is not stopped whilst a substitute pads up nor when the suspension ends.
2.3.g time is stopped for substitution of goalkeepers (ie wearing full protective equipment) but not for other substitutions.
Time is stopped briefly to permit a goalkeeper who is wearing full protective equipment to take part in a substitution. The time stoppage is not extended for a goalkeeper to put on or take off protective equipment as part of a substitution including following a goalkeeper injury or suspension. If necessary, play should continue with a player with goalkeeping
privileges and wearing a different coloured shirt or only with field players while a substitute goalkeeper puts on or takes off protective equipment.
FIH RULING - FACE MASKS 18/02/11
The EHB confirmed today that after consulting with the FIH, the facial protection mask as shown, does not meet the requirement of the Rules of Hockey that: “field players … are permitted to wear a smooth preferably transparent or white but otherwise single coloured face mask which closely fits the face when defending a penalty corner."
This mask does not “closely fit the face” and is not “smooth”.
Further, the FIH Medical Committee is of the view that the mask poses a potential risk to an opponent in a collision. It does not therefore meet the further requirement in the Rules that “players must not wear anything which is dangerous to other players”.
All players, team managers, technical officials and umpires are advised of this ban as of today Friday 18th February 2011.
It should be noted that this ban applies across all hockey, senior, junior, outdoor and indoor
NEW RULES as of 1st Sep 2012
Rules of Hockey
Based on recommendations from the FIH Rules Committee, the FIH Executive Board has agreed changes to the Rules of Hockey.
Changes to the Rules of Hockey (with reference to the numbered Rules in the 2011 edition) are as follows:
Rule 8.1: method of scoring. The way a goal is scored is amended; it now includes what is sometimes referred to as an “own goal”. That is, a goal can now be scored after the ball is touched in the circle by either an attacker or a defender. It is anticipated that the detailed text will read:
8.1 A goal is scored when:
a the ball is played by an attacker, or touches the stick or body of a defender, within the circle
b after either of these actions, the ball does not travel outside the circle before passing completely over the goal-line and under the cross-bar.
This is described as a “Mandatory Experimental Rule” so that it applies at all levels of hockey but, because it is a significant change, it will be monitored closely. After a period of review, the FIH Rules Committee will decide whether or not it becomes a permanent change to the Rules.
Rules 13.2.d and e: procedures for taking a free hit, centre pass and putting the ball back into play. The ball may now be raised intentionally and directly using a push, flick or scoop action; this action must be conducted safely. This is essentially an evolution of what is known as the “self-pass” from a free hit. By having the option to raise the ball immediately, opposing players will not have had the opportunity to get closer than five metres; a raised ball should be safer. It is anticipated that Rules 13.2 d and e will read:
d the ball is moved using a hit, push, flick or scoop
e the ball may be raised immediately using a push, flick or scoop but must not be raised intentionally using a hit.
Rules 13.2.f and g: as a consequence of the changes above, these Rules have been deleted.
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