Learn what it's like to be an official on May 3, 2020 at Webster Groves rink
MIHOA and Winterland Ice Hockey will co-host a Try Reffing for Free session at Webster Groves Ice Arena on Sunday, May 3, 2020. This event is open to anyone who is interested in learning what it's like to be an on-ice official. The event will include a short informational session covering basic officiating information followed by an on-ice clinic and a chance to skate as an official in a controlled game-situation setting.
Who Should Attend:
The event is open to players, coaches, parents and other individuals who may be interested in becoming an ice hockey official. Note: to be eligible for membership with MIHOA for the upcoming (2020-21 season), officials must be at least 14 years old as of December 31, 2020.
Sunday, May 3, 2020
Webster Groves Ice Arena
33 E Glendale Rd
Webster Groves, MO 63119
1:45 PM – Arrival & Check-in
2:00 PM – Welcome & Informational Session
3:15 PM – On-ice Clinic (officiating drills)
3:45 PM – On-ice Game Situations (controlled scrimmage)
4:45 PM – Close
- Learn what it is like to be a referee
- Benefits of officiating
- Understanding the registration & certification process to become a USA Hockey on-ice official
- General info about 2020-21 USA Hockey seminars
- MIHOA Equipment Loan Program
- Opportunities in officiating
- McKenna Scholarship Foundation
- Socialize with MIHOA members
- Q & A
There is no fee to attend the event. However, we request that you RSVP by filling out the form below no later than May 1, 2020 at Noon. The event will be limited to a maximum of 30 attendees.
All participants taking part in the on-ice session are required to have their own skates, warm-up pants & jacket and a helmet with either a half-visor or full shield attached. A limited number of helmet/visor sets will be available to borrow on the day of the event. Full officiating equipment is not required. Bring a whistle if you have one.
For questions, contact MIHOA Development & Education Coordinator Andy Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-803-3141.
The Missouri Ice Hockey Officials Association will be working with the tournament directors and committee to provide officiating supervisors for the upcoming Blue Note Cup Missouri Youth Hockey Championships. MIHOA’s Development & Education program will spearhead the effort with the goal of assigning its team of officiating mentors – who are also experienced MIHOA and USA Hockey officials – to serve as site supervisors at the various Blue Note Cup host rinks.
Much like a team’s coach, the role of the site supervisors will be to support, encourage and motivate the officials who are assigned to these important games. Site supervisors will emphasize the elements of a good official, which can be illustrated through the acronym HEAT. HEAT stands for Hustle, Energy & Enthusiasm, Awareness & Attitude and Teamwork.
In addition to observing games, site supervisors will also serve as a liaison between the officiating crews and tournament directors. They will also do their part to ensure a safe and fair playing environment, and to encourage sportsmanlike behavior by all game participants, which include officials, players, coaches, parents and other spectators. Performance feedback from the site supervisors will be an important part in determining which officials will be considered for championship game assignments.
For the fourth consecutive year, the St. Louis Blues and the Missouri Hockey Youth Division will partner to host the Blue Note Cup, a season-ending championship hockey tournament for youth hockey players from ages 10-18. Preliminary round games are scheduled for February 20-23 at Affton, Brentwood, Centene Community Ice Center, Creve Coeur, East Alton, Fenton, FSI Shark Tank, Ice Zone, Kirkwood, Maryville University, McKendree, Pacific, Queeny, St. Peters RecPlex, South County, Webster Groves and Wentzville rinks. Championship games are scheduled for February 29 and March 1 at Centene Community Ice Center.
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