Are You Interested in Refereeing Hockey This Year?
If you will be 12 years of age by November 1, 2015, you are eligible to become a hockey referee. Why officiate?You can earn money.To further develop your skating skills.To gain a better understanding of the rules and the game.To develop interpersonal skills and confidence by interacting with players and coaches.Anyone that is interested in refereeing youth hockey games this year must take the USA Hockey Officials test and attend a Wisconsin Hockey Officials Association (WHOA) seminar. If you are an adult, WHOA is also requiring you to complete their background screening process prior to enrolling in a seminar. If you were a registered referee last year, you will receive an email notice regarding online registration directly from USA Hockey. * Please go to www.wihoa.org and click on Seminar Schedule for a complete listing of seminar dates and locations.* Pre-registration is required for all seminar participants. The on-line application is required with USA Hockey at www.usahockeyregistration.com and the seminar registration is available at www.wihoa.org Please do not wait to register as there are a limited number of seats available at each of the seminars. Referee registration fees are reimbursable for our youth referees by MYHA upon refereeing a minimum number of games during the season.* You will be required to take the online open book rules exam from USA Hockey as soon as possible and you must also complete the USA Hockey Online Education component.* No walk-ups are allowed for returning officials. Walk-ups are only allowed for first year officials under the age of 18 and only if there is seating available so I would recommend that everyone pre-register for your seminar. There is an additional $30.00 surcharge for all walk-ups who are not pre-registered.* All seminars start promptly at 10:00 a.m. and end at approximately 3:00 p.m. Please bring a pen/pencil and paper for taking notes. Also bring your rule book if you have one.* Level 1 and new officials are required to have a hockey helmet, ice skates, whistle, and referee jersey if available for the on-ice sessions. All Level 2, 3, and 4 officials are expected to be in full officiating gear for the on-ice sessions. * Car pooling to the various seminars should be available. Please let me know if you need transportation or are willing to help transport our younger referees.* Should you have any further questions or need assistance in the pre-registration process, please call John Baur at 715-384-5911 or email him at email@example.com.
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