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FIH launches hockey rules video library

November 5, 2010 | Field Hockey Canada |

FIH launches hockey rules video library

November 5, 2010

Photo: FIH/Stanislas Brochier

The FIH is pleased to announce the launch of its FIH Rules of Hockey Video Library.

The Video Library is a joint project between the FIH Umpiring Committee and the Hockey Rules Board, the objective of which is to provide a collection of video clips which demonstrate the Rules of Hockey and their current interpretations.

The chosen video web platform for the FIH Rules of Hockey Video Library is Dartfish. They are a company which specialises in the development of software for video analysis. Using this platform, FIH now has its own Rules of Hockey Video Library, which may be accessed via the following link: –

The first set of approximately 35 video clips has been uploaded to the Video Library, in order that users can familiarize themselves with both the Library and the Dartfish platform. Each video has a description of the applicable Rule or Rules. In the Information provided with each video, the actual wording of the Rule or Rules can be found, together with any relevant guidance. The interpretation of each incident is included, along with the appropriate slide or slides from the FIH Umpires Briefing for 2011. In the time-line for each video the ‘key moments’ are indexed.

The target audiences for the Video Library are primarily umpires, umpire managers, umpire coaches and umpiring course conductors at all levels. The resource, of course, will also be of interest to players and coaches.

David Collier, Chair of the Hockey Rules Board, commented  ‘We try to write the Rules as clearly as possible but recognise that viewing and working through a video example which features detailed explanations as well as the opportunity to replay the action is a good way of really understanding the Rules. This collaboration with the FIH Umpiring Committee therefore provides a valuable resource for umpires in particular but also for anyone who needs to know the Rules and their correct application’.

The Chair of the FIH Umpiring Committee, Ermanno Silvano, said ‘The FIH Rules of Hockey Video Library is a great step forward to trying to achieve a common interpretation of the Rules across the hockey world.  The potential of the Dartfish platform is enormous and I’m sure that the hockey community will benefit greatly from this new resource. We intend to add new videos to the Library on a regular basis in the coming months’.

A set of User Notes for the Video Library may be accessed by clicking here .