Baluchistan, not only showcased the incredible sporting talent of the region but also provided an opportunity for aspiring umpires to enhance their skills. Over the course of two days, a comprehensive umpiring course was conducted by the AHF UC Chairman and PHF Director of Development Umpiring Mr Faiz Muhammad Faizi. The event was attended by 16 enthusiastic umpires who were eager to sharpen their officiating abilities.
The umpiring course aimed to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and expertise to excel in their roles as umpires. Through interactive sessions and practical demonstrations, the course covered various aspects of umpiring, including rule interpretations, decision-making, and game management. Participants were provided with valuable insights into the intricacies of officiating and were encouraged to develop a thorough understanding of the game.
In addition to the umpiring course, a session for technical officials was also organized. This session aimed to train individuals in roles such as timekeeping, scoring, and other important aspects of managing a game effectively. The inclusion of technical officials training highlighted the importance of a well-coordinated team of officials to ensure fair play and smooth conduct of sporting events.
One of the highlights of the umpiring course was the written test conducted on the third day. The test assessed the participants’ understanding of the rules and their ability to make informed decisions in different game situations. It provided an opportunity for umpires to showcase their knowledge and put their learning into practice. The written test served as an important evaluation tool to gauge the progress of the participants and identify areas for further improvement.
The successful completion of the umpiring course and the technical officials session during the National Games in Quetta is a testament to the commitment of the AHF UC Chairman and the PHF Director of Development Umpiring to promote and develop quality officiating in the region. Their efforts in providing educational opportunities for umpires and technical officials are commendable and will undoubtedly contribute to the growth and professionalism of the sport.
The umpires who participated in the course expressed their gratitude for the valuable training they received. They acknowledged the importance of such initiatives in elevating their skills and confidence as umpires. The knowledge gained from the course will enable them to officiate matches with greater accuracy and ensure fairness in the game.
In conclusion, the umpiring course conducted during the National Games in Quetta, Baluchistan, was a resounding success. The participation of 16 umpires and the inclusion of a session for technical officials underscored the commitment to improving the overall quality of officiating in the region. The written test provided a platform for umpires to demonstrate their understanding and skills. Such initiatives play a vital role in nurturing talented umpires and enhancing the sporting experience for players and spectators alike.
by Asia Hockey