HWRD Virtual Courses and In-Person Sessions

Note 1: THESE ARE NOT CERTIFICATION CLINICS. Certification is usually open until mid-November each season. Click HERE to learn more about how to certify.
Note 2 You will receive an invite email to the virtual classroom 1 week before the course.
Note 3: All times are Central Standard Time for Manitoba, Canada. If you need to convert to another timezone, use this website.
Note 4: You may attend any combination of courses. For Example, you may attened the on-ice session without attending a virtual course.

 

Beginner 3-Official Course: Liners

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

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

    • November 21, 2021, 9am to 12pm

    • January 13, 2022, 7pm to 10pm

  • This course will teach you how to use your Two-Official skills as a Linesperson. 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 Linesperson.

Beginner 3-Official 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, 2021, 7pm to 10pm

    • January 16, 2022, 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 Linesperson 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, 2021, 7pm to 10pm

    • December 12, 2021, 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.

Intro 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, 2021, 9am to 1pm

    • January 27, 2022, 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.

 

On-Ice Ref-Off 3-Official Exhibition Game

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

    • December 3, 2021, 6:30pm to 8:45pm, Gateway Red, 1717 Gateway Road.

    • February 10, 2022, 6:30pm to 8:45pm, Southdale West, 254 Lakewood Blvd.

  • This session is an exhibition game in which you will be a liner/referee on the ice for atleast half a period. You will work with a Hockey Manitoba mentor to learn your job. When off the ice, you will discuss with an off-ice mentor what is happening on the ice and your role as a ref/liner in the three-official system.

  • You need your equipment for this session.

  • You can sign-up for this course as a referee if you have 1 year of experience as a liner and are at least 15 years old.

  • You can sign-up for this session as a liner if you have one year of experience as an official and are at least 14 years old.

Two-Official System Observation Game

  • Location, Dates & Times: This course will be run once:

    • Place: Bell-MTS-IP, 3969 Portage Ave., Date: December 18, 2021, Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm

  • This in person session gives you the opportunity to watch a game with Hockey Manitoba mentors and discuss how the two-official system works.

  • What you learn here builds upon the virtual Two-Official course, but it is not necessary for you to attend the virtual course before attending this session.

  • You should sign up for this session if you want to learn more about the Two-Official System.

  • You do not need your equipment for this session.