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Calling all College and High School Students
by posted 08/06/2018


USA Hockey & Massachusetts Hockey Officials Registration Available August 1st

OFFICIATING PROGRAM ENCOURAGES ALL TO JOIN THE TEAM ON THE ICE!

The game of ice hockey is growing more and more across the United States, especially in the state of Massachusetts. With the game growing, the need for officiating has grown too.

Regardless of your background, if you have a passion for the game of hockey, USA Hockey encourages you to consider officiating.

For those that have played and reached a point where opportunities to advance have ended, officiating can really help fill the void that was experienced as a player being up close and right in the action.

Officiating also provides an opportunity to give back to the youth hockey community, in some cases directly to the local association that supported your development. It’s also a chance for those that aspire to have the chance to earn higher-level assignments, including through USA Hockey, the NCAA, the International Ice Hockey Federation and professional hockey.

There are five steps all officials must take to become a USA Hockey registered official.

  1. Register at USAHockey.com
  2. Attend an in-person seminar
  3. Complete the prescribed online education video modules
  4. Complete the online open book playing rules exam
  5. Complete the online USA Hockey SafeSport training (if 18+ years old)

Finishing the five steps above is only the beginning of your education and development as an official. Similar to players, officials can request performance feedback (coaching) through formal evaluations and they have the opportunity to attend development camps during the offseason.

Registration is available August 1st. Seminars are available starting in August. Sign up now!

Calling all High School and College Students!
 
I am Kevin Donovan the Referee-In-Chief for USA hockey for the State of MA.
 
I am reaching out to all the leagues and organizations in MA, and was hoping maybe you could also help us on the officiating side of the game.
 
As we know the game of ice hockey has grown over the years and continues to grow. We on the officiating side of the game need to also grow to keep up with the growth and now that we use more of the 3 and 4 person officiating crews at the higher levels are in need of more officials.
 
So I am reaching out to you to help us grow the officiating program. To become an official you need to be 14 years old, attend a usa hockey officials seminar, take the open book test and complete the online modules.
 
We have all that information on our website  massofficials.com
 
Here are the dates of our Level 1 seminars
 
Haverhill 8/15 --Level 1
Shrewsbury 8/25 -  Level 1 
Agawam 8/26 - Level 1
Andover 9/8 --  Level 1 
Hyannis 9/22 -- Level 1
Canton 10/13 -- Level 1

All information is listed at massofficials.com.

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