The MIHOA Development & Education leadership team is excited to announce its new online continuing education curriculum. Established in partnership with Team Stripes, the curriculum involves access to the Team Stripes Systems platform featuring courses on how to improve officiating fundamentals, positioning, the mental game and more. The Team Stripes Academy is led by retired NHL referee Don Koharski, a respected official with 11 Stanley Cup Finals appearances who lived in St. Louis in the 1990s and 2000s.
By providing these high-quality learning tools for a targeted group of MIHOA members, the goals of the curriculum are to improve engagement, expand development and increase educational opportunities for our officials. The result will be retaining more officials, especially during the formative early years of their officiating careers.
The curriculum is open to MIHOA members who are between the ages of 15 and 35, who are certified USA Hockey officials with five or fewer years of experience, and who have officiated at least 10 games in their career. Members must apply for acceptance and will be expected to:
Completion of established objectives may be used by MIHOA leadership to consider participants for important tournaments, post-season assignments, showcases, camps and other local, regional and national opportunities.
With the help of this new continuing education curriculum, MIHOA will continue to expand its membership and will be able to provide officiating services to the growing number of amateur hockey leagues and organization in St. Louis and surrounding areas.
MIHOA members who are interested in applying for the curriculum must complete a short application for consideration. If accepted, a member will receive access to the Team Stripes Systems platform. To ensure participation and engagement, a member’s progress will be monitored by the MIHOA Development & Education leadership team.
Application details will be posted in September and will be sent to eligible officials.
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