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Referee Clinics

1382466577-DSC_6559To officiate hockey games within Hockey Canada, you must become a certified official. To obtain certification, you must be at least 14 years of age and attend an eight-hour Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP) clinic. Every season, this must be repeated.

HCOP clinics are designed to optimize the instructional experience in an informative and enjoyable manner, taking into consideration an official’s experience and current HCOP level. Within the GTHL we offer the following types of clinics.

Click Here for important information on the Ontario Hockey Federation’s Criminal Background Check Centralization.

In good standing with a valid Vulnerable Sector Search/Criminal Background Check?

  • Click Here to download and complete the Criminal Offence Declaration form.
  • Not sure when your VSS/CBC expires? Click Here to log-in and check.

Do you reside in the Toronto area?

  • Click Here for important information on how to obtain your Criminal Background Check.
  • Click Here to see the IDs accepted by the Toronto Police.

Live outside the Toronto area?

  • Click Here for your Letter of Confirmation as an on ice official within the Ontario Hockey Federation.

New Referee Clinics for Youth (Beginner)

New Referee Clinics for Youth are designed to provide initial referee training for persons under the age of 18. These clinics are for persons that have no hockey referee experience and have never certified as an on-ice official in the Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP).

These clinics are hosted by Mississauga Hockey League and North York Hockey League during September and October. Curriculum development is the responsibility of the GTHL Technical Director of Officiating. The maximum class size is 25. Cost of the New Youth Referee Clinic is $100 plus a $21 Hockey Canada eLearning fee and applicable taxes.

The New Referee Clinic for Youth involves two 2.5-hour classroom sessions, a 1.25-hour on-ice training session and one 3-hour online learning module. Participants that successfully complete all components of the clinic receive HCOP level 1 referee certification for the hockey season. All participants receive an HCOP officiating manual, a clinic workbook, a Hockey Canada referee’s rulebook/casebook, an HCOP shoulder badge, an OHF shoulder badge and a GTHL officiating program crest.

Participants should bring a pen to both classroom sessions. Participants require skates, a CSA approved hockey helmet and an “Acme Thunderer” or “Fox Force” finger grip type whistle for the on-ice session. Referee equipment and apparel are not required for the on ice session; however, knee pads should be worn if available to the participant.

All though this certification is valid Canada wide and is recognized by the GTHL’s Member Divisions (Mississauga Hockey League and North York Hockey League) as well as the Member Partners within the Ontario Hockey Federation ( Minor Hockey Alliance, Ontario Minor Hockey Association, Ontario Women’s Hockey Association and Northern Ontario Hockey Association ) this certification does not guarantee you a job as a referee. You must contact your local House League to inquire on Officiating Positions. Click here for a list of house leagues.

NOTE: The Mississauga Hockey League and the North York Hockey League (select programming) both conduct tryout skates for new officials. Information on the tryout schedules can be found on each of their respective websites:

Mississauga Hockey Leaguewww.hockey.on.ca
North York Hockey League
www.nyhl.on.ca

Before registering for this course, be sure that the participant has a position within a house league organization as an official. Click Here for a list of house league contacts.

To register for a new youth referee clinic, log-in to your existing eHockey account by clicking the link below. If you do not have an account, please create the participant as a New user. Please note that each person in the registry must hold his/ her own eHockey profile connected to their very own email address.

EHOCKEY LOGIN/REGISTRATION

Please note that registration for the Hockey Canada Officiating Program hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League will open on June 12, 2017.

Click Here for important information on the Ontario Hockey Federation’s Criminal Background Check Centralization.

Do you reside in the Toronto area?

  • Click Here for important information on how to obtain your Criminal Background Check.
  • Click Here to see the IDs accepted by the Toronto Police.

Live outside the Toronto area?

  • Click Here for your Letter of Confirmation as an on ice official within the Ontario Hockey Federation.

New Referee Clinics for Adults

New Referee Clinics for Adults are designed to provide initial referee training for persons 18 years of age or older. These clinics are for persons that have no hockey referee experience and have never certified as an on-ice official in the Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP).

These clinics are hosted exclusively by the Greater Toronto Hockey League’s Officiating Development office during September and October. Curriculum development is the responsibility of the GTHL Technical Director of Officiating. The maximum class size is 25. The cost of the New Adult Referee Clinic is $100 plus a $21 Hockey Canada eLearning fee and applicable taxes.

The New Referee clinic for Adults involves two 3.0-hour classroom sessions, a 1.25-hour on-ice training session and one 4-hour online learning module. Participants that successfully complete all components of the clinic receive HCOP level 1 certification for the season. All participants receive an HCOP officiating manual, a clinic workbook, a Hockey Canada referee’s rulebook/casebook, an HCOP shoulder badge, an OHF shoulder badge and a GTHL officiating program crest.

Participants should bring a pen to both classroom sessions. Participants require skates a CSA approved hockey helmet and an “Acme Thunderer” or “Fox Force” finger grip type whistle for the on-ice session. Referee equipment and apparel are not required for the on ice session; however, knee pads should be worn if available to the participant.

All though this certification is valid Canada wide and is recognized by the GTHL’s Member Divisions (Scarborough Hockey Association, Mississauga Hockey League and North York Hockey League) as well as the Member Partners within the Ontario Hockey Federation ( Minor Hockey Alliance, Ontario Minor Hockey Association, Ontario Women’s Hockey Association and Northern Ontario Hockey Association ) this certification does not guarantee you a job as a referee. You must contact your local House League to inquire on Officiating Positions. Click here for a list of house league contacts.

To register for a new adult referee clinic, please log into your existing eHockey account by clicking the link below. If you do not have an account, please create the participant as a New user. Please note that each person in the registry must hold his/ her own eHockey profile connected to their very own email address.

EHOCKEY LOGIN/REGISTRATION

Please note that registration for the Hockey Canada Officiating Program hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League will open on June 12, 2017.

Click Here for important information on the Ontario Hockey Federation’s Criminal Background Check Centralization.

Do you reside in the Toronto area?

  • Click Here for important information on how to obtain your Criminal Background Check.
  • Click Here to see the IDs accepted by the Toronto Police.

Live outside the Toronto area?

  • Click Here for your Letter of Confirmation as an on ice official within the Ontario Hockey Federation.

Junior Referee Clinics (Level One Recertification & Level Two Upgrade)

Junior Referee clinics provide HCOP recertification training for HCOP level 1 officials. These clinics are hosted by the Mississauga Hockey League and North York Hockey League during September and October. Curriculum development is the responsibility of the GTHL Technical Director of Officiating.

Cost of the Junior Referee Clinic is $111.25 plus HST and a Level Two Online Recertification Fee of $39.83. The maximum class size is 30.

Officials that successfully complete all mandatory components of this clinic receive HCOP level 1 referee certification for the season. Officials aged 16 and over will have the opportunity to attempt to upgrade to HCOP Level Two at this clinic. Participants also receive a clinic workbook, a Hockey Canada referee’s rulebook/casebook, an HCOP shoulder badge, an OHF shoulder badge and a GTHL officiating program crest.

The mandatory components of the Junior Referee clinic are: one Ontario Hockey Federation hosted 3-hour on-line training course (which includes the HCOP certification exam), one GTHL hosted 3-hour classroom session and one 1.25-hour on-ice training session.

Officials must bring a pen to the classroom session. Full referee equipment and apparel should be worn during the on-ice session. As a minimum, skates, a whistle, a CSA approved hockey helmet and knee pads must be worn during the on-ice session.

All though this certification is valid Canada wide and is recognized by the GTHL’s Member Divisions (Scarborough Hockey Association, Mississauga Hockey League and North York Hockey League) as well as the Member Partners within the Ontario Hockey Federation (Minor Hockey Alliance, Ontario Minor Hockey Association, Ontario Women’s Hockey Association and Northern Ontario Hockey Association ) this certification does not guarantee you a job as a referee. You must contact your local House League to inquire on Officiating Positions. Click here for a list of house leagues.

NOTE: The Mississauga Hockey League and the North York Hockey League (select programming) both conduct tryout skates for new officials. Information on the tryout schedules can be found on each of their respective websites:

Mississauga Hockey League: www.hockey.on.ca

North York Hockey League: www.nyhl.on.ca

To register for a junior referee clinic, please log into your existing eHockey account by clicking the link below. If you do not have an account, please create the participant as a New user. Please note that each person in the registry must hold his/ her own eHockey profile connected to their very own email address.

EHOCKEY LOGIN/REGISTRATION

Please note that registration for the Hockey Canada Officiating Program hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League will open on June 12, 2017.

Click Here for important information on the Ontario Hockey Federation’s Criminal Background Check Centralization.

In good standing with a valid Vulnerable Sector Search/Criminal Background Check?

  • Click Here to download and complete the Criminal Offence Declaration form.
  • Not sure when your VSS/CBC expires? Click here to log-in and check.

Do you reside in the Toronto area?

  • Click Here for important information on how to obtain your Criminal Background Check.
  • Click Here to see the IDs accepted by the Toronto Police.

Live outside the Toronto area?

  • Click Here for your Letter of Confirmation as an on ice official within the Ontario Hockey Federation.

Intermediate Referee Clinics (Level Two Recertification Clinic)

Intermediate Referee clinics provide HCOP recertification training for previously certified HCOP Level 2 officials. *NOTE: HCOP level 3 officials and above cannot recertify by completing the Intermediate referee clinic curriculum.

Numerous Intermediate Referee clinics are hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League’s Officiating Development department, the Mississauga Hockey League and the North York Hockey League during September and October. Curriculum development is the responsibility of the GTHL Technical Director of Officiating.

Costs involved are as follows: $113.25 plus HST and a Level Two Recertification Online Fee.

Officials that successfully complete all mandatory components of this clinic receive HCOP level 2 referee certification for the season. Participants also receive a clinic workbook, a Hockey Canada referee’s rulebook/casebook, an HCOP shoulder badge, an OHF shoulder badge and a GTHL officiating program crest.

The mandatory components of the Intermediate Referee clinic are: one 3-hour Ontario Hockey Federation hosted online recertification course (which includes the HCOP recertification exam) and one GTHL hosted 3-hour classroom session.

Participants must bring a pen to the classroom session.

To register for an intermediate referee clinic, please log into your existing ehockey account by clicking the link below. If you do not have an account, please create the participant as a New user. Please note that each person in the registry must hold his/ her own ehockey profile connected to their very own email address.

EHOCKEY LOGIN/REGISTRATION

Please note that registration for the Hockey Canada Officiating Program hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League will open on June 12. 2017.

Click Here for important information on the Ontario Hockey Federation’s Criminal Background Check Centralization.

In good standing with a valid Vulnerable Sector Search/Criminal Background Check?

  • Click Here to download and complete the Criminal Offence Declaration form.
  • Not sure when your VSS/CBC expires? Click here to log-in and check.

Do you reside in the Toronto area?

  • Click Here for important information on how to obtain your Criminal Background Check.
  • Click Here to see the IDs accepted by the Toronto Police.

Live outside the Toronto area?

  • Click Here for your Letter of Confirmation as an on ice official within the Ontario Hockey Federation.

Senior Referee Clinics

Senior Referee clinics are designed to provide HCOP recertification training for HCOP 3 officials and higher.

Numerous Senior Referee clinics are hosted  by the Greater Toronto Hockey League  during September and October. Curriculum development is the responsibility of the GTHL Technical Director of Officiating.

Clinic costs are as follows: $115.25 plus HST and an Online Recertification Fee of $42.83.

The mandatory components of the Senior Referee clinic are: one 3-hour Ontario Hockey Federation hosted online recertification course (which includes the HCOP recertification exam), one 3-hour classroom session and a mentorship assignment.

Participants must bring a pen to the classroom session. The mentorship assignment must be completed before mid-November. Officials that successful complete all aspects of the clinic receive HCOP certification for the season. Participants also receive a clinic study guide, a Hockey Canada referee’s rulebook/casebook, an HCOP shoulder badge, an OHF shoulder badge and a GTHL officiating program crest.

To register for a senior referee clinic, please log into your existing eHockey account by clicking the link below. If you do not have an account, please create the participant as a New user. Please note that each person in the registry must hold his/her own eHockey profile connected to their very own email address.

EHOCKEY LOGIN/ REGISTRATION

Please note that registration for the Hockey Canada Officiating Program hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League will open on June 12, 2017.

Click Here for important information on the Ontario Hockey Federation’s Criminal Background Check Centralization.

In good standing with a valid Vulnerable Sector Search/Criminal Background Check?

  • Click Here to download and complete the Criminal Offence Declaration form.
  • Not sure when your VSS/CBC expires? Click here to log-in and check.

Do you reside in the Toronto area?

  • Click Here for important information on how to obtain your Criminal Background Check.
  • Click Here to see the IDs accepted by the Toronto Police.

Live outside the Toronto area?

  • Click Here for your Letter of Confirmation as an on ice official within the Ontario Hockey Federation.

Crest Positioning for Referee Jersey

OHF Logo Badge: Worn on the side of the left sleeve, centred between the shoulder seam and the top of the armband or, if no armband is worn, with the top of the crest approximately 5 cm below the shoulder seam.

HCOP Badge: Worn on the side of the right sleeve, with the top of the crest approximately 5 cm from the shoulder seam and never obscured by a snap-on armband.

GTHL Crest: Worn on the front of the jersey, over the left breast.


House League Referee Contacts

An up-to-date list of house league referee contacts can be found HERE.