USA Field Hockey’s Director of Umpiring, Steve Horgan, will be speaking on “Application of Rules 2019, “Start, Stop, Continue: Discussions for Improvement” and “Subjective and Objective Decision Making in Umpiring” at the 2019 USA Field Hockey Summit.
He will also be conducting an Advanced Level Umpiring Workshop with Ray O’Connor at the Summit.
The Summit will be held March 15-17 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore and will welcome administrators, coaches, umpires and sponsors for a weekend of education, networking, collaboration and fun.
From Wilmington, Del., Horgan began playing hockey with a women’s team in Delaware and eventually found a men’s team based out of Lehigh Valley, Pa.
He played for about three years before he started officiating, with aspirations to umpire internationally.
He attended the University of Delaware and began an Electrical Apprenticeship after he graduated. He has been a certified electrician for more than 30 years.
In January 2011, Horgan accepted a part-time position as National Umpire and Technical Manager for USA Field Hockey.
This position eventually became full-time and renamed Director of Umpiring. His extensive umpire and technical experience background include involvement in two Olympic Games and many International Hockey Federation (FIH) events.
Prior to joining the international ranks, Horgan umpired NCAA, scholastic and club matches. Following the Sydney 2000 Sydney Olympics, he retired as an umpire and began training to be an FIH Umpire Manager.
Horgan currently serves as the National Assignor for the NCAA and sits on the FIH Rules Committee. He is currently a Grade 1 Umpire Manager in FIH Official Ranks.
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