Note 1: THESE ARE NOT CERTIFICATION CLINICS. You must contact Hockey Manitoba to certify.

Note 2: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, All 2020-2021 courses will be held virtually.

Note 3: You will receive an invite email to the virtual classroom 1 week before the course.

Note 4: All times are Central Standard Time for Manitoba, Canada. If you need to convert the time to another province, use this website.

Beginner 3-Official Course: Linesmen

  • Location: Virtual, a link will be emailed to you 1-week before your course.

  • Dates & Times: This course will be run twice:

    • November 21, 2020, 9am to 12pm

    • December 9, 2020, 7pm to 10pm

  • This course will teach you how to use your Two-Official skills as a Linesman. You will learn how to work the line & when/how to use endzone positioning. You will learn strategies to stay out of the way of the play and switch lines. This course will also help you develop the ability to pursue the play and understand your job as the back and front Linesman. The instructor will teach you how to manage stoppages to reduce incidents. Finally, you will learn about hotspots and presence to help prepare you for the Game Management Course.

  • You should sign up for this clinic if you have one year of experience as an official, are 14 or older and want to develop or tune-up your skills as a Linesman. You can also sign up for this course if you are want to improve your Referee skills by learning more about the skills and roles of a Linesman.

Beginner 3-Official System Course: Referee

  • Location: Virtual, a link will be emailed to you 1-week before your course.

  • Dates & Times: This course will be run twice:

    • November 18, 2020, 7pm to 10pm

    • January 17, 2021, 9am to 12pm

  • This course will teach you how to use your Two-Official skills as a Referee. You will learn when/how to work the line & how to use endzone positioning. You will learn strategies to stay out of the way in the endzone and neutral zone. This course will also help you develop the ability to pursue the play and understand your goals while you follow the play up the ice. The instructor will teach you how to manage stoppages with your voice and eyes as well as how to call penalties to have maximum effect. Finally, you will learn about hotspots, presence, and impact penalties to help prepare you for the Game Management Course.

  • You should sign up for this clinic if you have one year of experience as an official, are 15 or older and want to develop your skills as a  referee. You could also sign-up for this course if you want to improve your skills as a Linesman by understanding the skills and roles of a Referee.

Beginner Two-Official System Course

  • Location: Virtual, a link will be emailed to you 1-week before your course.

  • Dates & Times: This course will be run twice:

    • November 25, 2020, 7pm to 10pm

    • December 13, 2020, 9am to 12pm

  • This course will help you develop a better understanding of how the positioning of the two-official system allows two officials to maximize their coverage of the ice. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to better understand how procedures allow them to manage stoppages and reduce the risk of incidents from occurs. Finally, the two-official course will prepare officials to transition to the three-official system.

  • Sign up for this clinic if you are a first year official or want to improve your understanding and execution of the two-official game.

Introduction to Game Management Course

  • Location: Virtual, a link will be emailed to you 1-week before your course.

  • Dates & Times: This course will be run twice:

    • November 28, 2020, 9am to 1pm

    • January 28, 2021, 6pm to 10pm

  • Game Management is about more than penalty selection. Therefore, this course is designed to develop a range of skills needed for managing a hockey game:

    • Managing your emotions on the ice,

    • Using your presence and position to prevent incidents from happening,

    • Using non-verbal, verbal, and assertive communication,

    • Working with your partner(s) to prevent incidents,

    • Applying impact penalties and impact non-calls to maximize effect.

  • You should sign up for this clinic if you are interested in learning how to manage a game with a variety of skills other than only penalty selection.

Hockey Winnipeg Referee Development strives to improve minor hockey by improving officials through mentorship, community development, educational materials and practical rule applications while graduating minor hockey officials to thrive at higher levels of hockey.