Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Summer NHFHUA Happenings and Updates!

Welcome to Summer field hockey enthusiasts!  It's been a great one so far and the NHFHUA is already planning for the 2016 season.  By now you should have:

*Paid your dues!  Rule books have gone out to dues paying members!
*Registered with the NHIAA if you are doing JV/Varsity games
*Gone into the ARBITER and updated your availability / connect with Alison Risch assigner with questions about games.  


*On going training has started at Epping on Monday nights; contact Jeanne O'Brien or Cathy Pease for info!


6:00 PM members, 4:00 Executive Board
Derryfield School, Hooksett NH  

*August 20th: PLAYDAY INFO:

 Dover, Souhegan, Winnisquam  Libby Mongeon is the contact chair for ratings!  She will contact you for help at these playdays.  


As per the email, our normal supplier Harrow Sports is out of Women's shirts and has a few Men's in stock (no mediums).  NHFHUA is going to place an order with USA FH but it must be done immediately.  Please send your size/gender preferences to  Cost is 28.00 and can be paid at the meeting.  Shirts will not be ordered past this one time offer.  If you want a men's shirt, contact Kyle McBride and he can send you one if you prefer to go that route.  Here is the contact info:

Kyle McBride
Senior Sales Consultant
Harrow Sports/Victory Custom Athletic
Customer Service: 1-800-541-2905

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Playing for A Purpose Charity Event Aug. 28 Manchester Memorial High School!

Umpires are needed for the annual "Playing for a Purpose" charity field hockey tournament!
Event to benefit the Norris Cotton Cancer Center!

*Event runs from 8:00 to 4 at Manchester Memorial High School

Umpires needed to sign up for 1-2 hrs starting at 8:30

Slots available:

8:30 to 9:30

10:00 to 11:00

12:30 to 1:30

2:00 to 3:00

3:00 to 4:00

Championship game at 4:00!

Contact Cathy Pease if interested!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Welcome to the NHFHUA Member Website!


This year's meeting will be held at the Derryfield School in Manchester August 20th, 6:00 pm
 If you cannot attend the meeting please notify the Executive board immediately!
Contact the Secretary for alternative meeting sites.  We MUST be notified via email
if you are not attending our meeting and will need verification that you have attended
a meeting elsewhere.  Thank You!

Once again the NHFHUA will be offering its annual playday/rating sessions which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22 at various sites.  If you need to be rated you should  have received an email from Libby Mongeon NHFHUA Rating Chair.  Please contact Libby for info and reply to the email indicating your preference for rating sites immediately, thanks!!

With the help of our Training and Rating Chairs Cathy Pease and Libby Mongeon, as well as Interpreter Jeanne O'Brien, we will be welcoming many new faces to our organization.  Thanks so much Seacoast United for partnering with the NHFHUA this summer on Monday evenings.  Kudos to all NHFHUA umpires who contributed to the success of our summer training program.  A big thank you to experienced NHFHUA officials have helped out here as well.    Welcome to all incoming and returning officials to the NHFHUA!

Once again our dues are 45.00 and are payable to the NHFHUA.  Please take care of this obligation.

 Members have been sent a copy of the updated By Laws and General Policies.  These will be voted on at the Annual meeting so please have your questions ready.  It's been many years since these have been updated and we look forward to having these guidelines in place for our membership.

The test is available on the NHIAA Central Hub found in the ARBITER.  Click here at the TESTING TAB you will be directed to the annual exam.  A hard copy of the exam was sent to the membership as well.  You must submit your test by the first date to play which is Sept. 1, 2015.

 Summer is a very busy time for our Assigner Alison Risch and she has once again done a great job getting schedules ready for publication.  Please check for email updates from her and continue to update your availability now and throughout the season!  Communication with the Assigner is one of the most important things an umpire can do so please let her know if you have any questions or changes regarding your schedule.


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Are You a Member in Good Standing?

What does it mean to be a member in "good standing"?

We are a professional organization that provides a valuable service to the schools
that we serve in our state. As an organization, it has been long expected that
members adhere to the following to be considered a member in good standing:

1. Pay annual dues to the NHFHUA ($45.00)
2. Pay annual dues to the United States Field Hockey Association at USA Field Hockey
3. Pay registration fee to the NHIAA at NHIAA Registration via ARBITER
4. Attend our Annual Rules Interpretation meeting / or alternate meeting with verification
5. Hold a current rating given at a NHFHUA or USFHA sanctioned event.
6. Give service to the organization by helping at playdays, mentoring new
or existing candidates, serving on Executive Board or member at large committees
7. Following professional guidelines as outlined in the By Laws and General Policies
8. Update your availability and personal information in the Arbiter.

                               We look forward to working with you this season!