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Referee School

The extremely successful and popular school format provides NEW 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, the school program now encompasses 3 locations across the OMHA West - Windsor; Central - Guelph and; East - Trenton. The schools have grown to the point where they now attract officials from across the province.

 

2014 OMHA Referee Schools - Sept. 26-28, 2014

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) and Force Sports, sponsor of the OMHA Referee Program, will once again host three centralized Referee Schools to train and mentor new officials. The schools will run the weekend of September 26-28 in Trenton, Guelph and Windsor. This year the Guelph School will celebrate their 20th year of providing new officials with the start of their officiating experience.

Information specific tro each School location is listed below along with School Registrar contact information.

For new Officials or those interested in getting started, contact your local Minor Hockey Association to confirm a need for new officials, when games will take place and how this fits your schedule.


School Objectives:

  • 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

Additional Notes

  • OMHA Referee Schools are for new Officials ONLY. Officials looking to recertify must do so through OMHA Recertification Clinics.
  • 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
  • Successful completion of the School Program will provide the participant with Hockey Canada/OMHA registration & certification for the coming season

Testimonials

“Great school & course. The best I`ve ever been to. All material & delivery of information was very professional.”

“This school was well worth the money.”

“If you don`t learn from this course, you won`t learn from any course!”

“Instructors are always ready to help.”

“Accommodations and meals were great!!”

“A very relaxed yet disciplined atmosphere. Supervision and instruction were superb.”


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