Programs


Saskatchewan Officiating Development Model


Grassroots

The Saskatchewan Hockey Association Referee’s Division continues to the find ways to support and grow official coaching and development at the grassroots levels. During the 2018-19 season 8 Grassroots Zone Seminars were held in the province to help recruit and educate those interested in being an official’s coach. The SHA Referee’s Division plans to expand on this project with three more seminars held this season (November -December). These are open to senior officials, minor hockey board members and others who are interested in helping to mentor officials and be compensated for their time and efforts.

The focus of these seminars is to review the best practices to be teaching officials working minor and/or senior hockey. As well, as what are some key topics to look for at each level of hockey an official is working. We will also discuss key areas of focus for official coaches, how to deliver and complete the coaching and online forms and other valued information to help develop officials in your community and the surrounding area.

With these efforts we hope to expand the knowledge of officiating and help minor hockey associations understand the importance of recruitment and retention of their officials and the development of all involved. The idea that officials are simply needed so a hockey game can be played doesn’t give them a fair opportunity to develop like we look to have the players themselves develop.

Please check back once the dates have been confirmed for a seminar near you and if you have any questions you can contact Manager, Officiating Development Trent Cey (TrentC@sha.sk.ca) or Head Officials Coach Lyle Wilhelm (lyle.wilhelm@shaw.ca).


SaskFirst Male Program

The Male SaskFirst Camp will be held July 31- August 1 in Lumsden. The Male SaskFirst Program is open to officials 15 and older, who are looking to get on the ice, receive high level official coaching and perhaps an opportunity to advance to higher caliber leagues within the Saskatchewan Officiating Development Model (AA, AAA and Jr. Hockey Leagues) and be eligible for SaskFirst events such as the U15 Top 160 and Top 80 camps during the 2021-22 season.

Officials will need to look after their own accommodations and travel arrangements. For those who may require a hotel room, you can book rooms at the Ramada Plaza Regina (1818 Victoria Ave.) using the code ‘SaskFirstMale’ online or by phone (306-569-1666) and receive the SHA room rate of $141 plus fees and taxes. Officials will also be on their own for meals. A portion of accommodations and meals will be reimbursed through per-diems for officials as well as game fees and mileage will be covered by the SHA. There will not be team meetings and gatherings that have traditionally been done in the past to ensure the safety of all individuals involved.

Due to these changes from a traditional SaskFirst camp, the regular registration fee will be waved for all officials to attend this camp.

During the camp officials will work several scrimmages as both a referee and linesperson and will receive high-level coaching, in game video, official coaching forms, an on-ice session, virtual presentations and SHA merchandise.

Officials must be certified for the 2020-21 season and this camp will also be considered as part of the recertification ice-session for the 2021-22 season who require an on-ice session (Officials 17 and Under as of December 31, 2021 and 18-year-olds who failed to get to an on-ice session during the 2020-21 season).

To register for the camp please click  - Registration is now CLOSED.

Officials will be contact with the schedule and other details for the weekend once registration closes. Registration closes on July 23.


SaskFirst Female Program

The Female SaskFirst Camp will be held August 6-8 in Lumsden and feature both the U18 and U15 Female SaskFirst Camps. The Female SaskFirst Program is open to officials 15 year of age and older, who are looking to get on the ice, receive high level official coaching and perhaps an opportunity to advance to higher caliber leagues within the Saskatchewan Officiating Development Model.

Officials will need to look after their own accommodations and travel arrangements. For those who may require a hotel room, you can book rooms at the Ramada Plaza Regina (1818 Victoria Ave.) using the code ‘SaskFirstFemale’ online or by phone (306-569-1666) and receive the SHA room rate of $141 plus fees and taxes. Officials will also be on their own for meals. A portion of accommodations and meals will be reimbursed through per-diems for officials as well as game fees and mileage will be covered by the SHA. There will not be team meetings and gatherings that have traditionally been done in the past to ensure the safety of all individuals involved.

Due to these changes from a traditional SaskFirst camp, the regular registration fee will be waved for all officials to attend this camp.

During the camp, officials will work several scrimmages as both a referee and linesperson and will receive high-level coaching, in game video, official coaching forms, an on-ice session, virtual presentations and SHA merchandise.

Officials must be certified for the 2020-21 season and this camp will also be considered as part of the recertification ice-session for the 2021-22 season who require an on-ice session (Officials 17 and Under as of December 31, 2021 and 18-year-olds who failed to get to an on-ice session during the 2020-21 season).

To register for the camp please click 

Officials will be contact with the schedule and other details for the weekend once registration closes. Registration closes on July 30.


For more information please contact:
Trent Cey
Manager, Officiating Development
Saskatchewan Hockey Association
Tel (306) 789-5101
trentc@sha.sk.ca

 

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