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OMHA Referee Schools
The extremely successful and popular school format provides new and less experienced Officials with an opportunity to acquire officiating skills and rule knowledge while completing OMHA and Hockey Canada certification requirements. The intensive, action-packed agenda features classroom instruction including audiovisual presentations, as well as on-ice training.
In operation since 1995, this year the Guelph School celebrates its 18th year. The school program now encompasses 3 locations across the OMHA West -Windsor (10th edition), Central - Guelph and East - Trenton (7th edition). The schools have grown to the point where they now attract officials from across the province and the United States.
To teach the methods and procedures of officiating in both the 2 and 3 official systems.
To instruct uniform interpretation of the rules.
To provide each official with on-ice sessions to acquaint them with the duties of the referee and linesmen.
To provide each official with an opportunity to improve overall officiating performance.
To learn effective communication strategies and techniques.
Participants Receive the Following:
The following will be supplied in your packages:
Hockey Canada Officiating Program [HCOP] Procedures Manual
OMHA Manual of Operations
Hockey Canada Rule Book/Casebook
OMHA Membership Handbook for Officials
Referee School Workbook
HCOP Procedures Manual Insert [if applicable]
HCOP Binder [1 per participant]
Hockey Canada Crest
All school functions will be alcohol free. The Liquor License Act will be enforced in all school facilities.
Accommodations & Meals
Meals and two nights accommodation are included in the registration fee
Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are included for the Friday evening social
All accommodations, both male and female, will be based on double occupancy wherever possible
All school functions will be alcohol free. The Liquor License Act will be enforced in all school facilities
Participants are to bring the following: Skates, Referee Sweater, Referee Pants, Whistle, Shin pads, Athletic support, Towels, Personal Hygiene Items, T-shirt, Running Shoes, Sweat socks, Jacket, Shorts, Sweat Suit, Helmet and Visor (CSA approved), Writing/Note pad.
NOTE: An approved CSA helmet and visor are mandatory for all on-ice sessions. All other on-ice equipment is recommended but optional. The School will supply participants with a Whistle.
Successful completion of the School Program will provide the participant with Hockey Canada/OMHA registration & certification for the 2012-2013 season
2012 OMHA Referee Schools
OMHA REFEREE SCHOOLS ARE FOR NEW OFFICIALS ONLY. OFFICIALS LOOKING TO RECERTIFY MUST DO SO THROUGH THE NORMAL RECERTIFICATION PROCESS.
For more information and to register visit the OMHA website.