The YUP! initiative (Youth Umpiring Programme) is open to all youth aged aspiring umpires wishing to develop as an umpire in the game of hockey. If you are either at Intermediate or Secondary School, and have aspirations as an umpire this programme is for you.

We are doing a second intake for the up and coming Summer Hockey round from February to April. You will be required to be available for one afternoon/evening a week (either on a Tuesday or Wednesday) for 7 weeks from 18th February to 1st April. As part of the initiative you will be rostered weekly to primary or intermediate aged grade summer hockey games, mentored by senior umpires and supplied with an umpiring kit to start you off on the right foot. As you progress through your umpiring over the next months and years, you will receive accreditation badges according to competency levels achieved which will lead you on to the Hockey New Zealand Junior Badge accreditation.

On top of the above, you will be required to attend a pre-season team building session and post season debrief. Dates and times to be confirmed.

There is a small cost associated to this programme of $20 per participant. An invoice will be forwarded upon acceptance into the initiative.

If this sounds like you, please fill in this form. Numbers are limited so get in quick!!