Mentor Program

Are you a new referee?
Would you like assistance working your first couple games?

If you answered YES then the mentor program is for you!

IHOA will provide new officials a mentor for their first couple games to help you get off to the right start.

NOTE ALL OFFICIALS UNDER 14 BEFORE DECEMBER 31 OF THE CURRENT YEAR MUST REQUEST A MENTOR FOR THEIR FIRST GAME. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL NEW OFFICIALS WORK THEIR FIRST GAME WITH A MENTOR.

Here is how the program works:

  1. Once you receive your USA Hockey crest, after completing your seminar and test, you can log on to our scheduling site to request games. The site is www.ahai2.org/officials. Detailed instructions for logging on and getting assignments can be found on the FAQ & Getting Games page on IHOA.com
  2. After you request games and receive a confirmation for your assignments, IMMEDIATELY! contact Carl Sassolino (IHOA Mentor Coordinator)  csass05@gmail.com. E-mail a list of your first couple assignments and request to have a Mentor assigned with you.
  3. Once your request is received, an experienced official will be assigned to work with you on the ice.
  4. You will then receive an e-mail back when a mentor has been scheduled to work.
  5. The mentor will wear a black jacket and follow you (shadow) on the ice as you officiate the game. They will provide you feedback and guidance regarding positioning and general instruction throughout the game.
  6. An e-mail from your mentor with post- game assessment feedback will be sent to you after your game .