3-Official System “Boot Camp” set for IHOA

The end of the regular season is all but here, but that doesn’t mean the development opportunities are coming to an end!

Never worked in the 3-official system as a linesman or referee, or want more experience so that you can be considered for working those games on a more regular basis?

Then this is one of the best
opportunities of the year to develop that aspect of your game!

We are hosting a 3-official system boot camp running alongside the AHAI Player Development Camp (scrimmages, practice/tryout games for the various U16/U14 summer development camps) March 22nd-24th. They don’t want many penalties called and none will be served by any player, but that makes this the perfect opportunity to develop the anticipation, positioning, reactions, and awareness required to work the more competitive levels of hockey in the area.

During this event, you will be:

Assigned to skate a number of games in the 3-official system, (either as a linesman, referee, or both)

During games, you will be partnered with a mentor on the ice who will skate with you and give you feedback throughout the game.

Additionally, there will be various instructors, evaluators, and supervisors there to record video and provide additional feedback on the games that you work.

Rules to participate:

You must first attend a classroom meeting at the AHAI room at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville from 7:00-9:00pm on Tuesday, March 19th discussing the different aspects of both referee and linesman responsibilities, procedures and positioning.

If you are unable to attend this meeting, but still wish to participate, please reach out to our Development Staff at  AHAI.Officials.Development@gmail.com

Open to all IHOA registered & USAH complete officials

No cost to participate

Paid a game fee for each assignment.

Games will be played beginning Friday night (March 22), will continue throughout the day Saturday, and into Sunday afternoon. If you are available at any time on those days, we will do our best to accommodate you and place you on games that fit your availability window.

To participate, please fill out a show of interest form: https://goo.gl/forms/3naXkKaHuKVaqlsC2.This will greatly assist our Development Staff in making assignments and assuring you are placed with a mentor during your games.

Also, we ask that you register to attend the meeting at Bensenville by signing up on our member page: https://secure.offserv.com/ihoa/members

Once we have your availability, you will receive your assignments through the AHAI assigning page the same as you would for any other game during the season and will be paid accordingly in your monthly check.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Development Staff at AHAI.Officials.Development@gmail.com
and we will be happy to assist.

We look forward to seeing and working with you in a few weeks!