It looks like we need to do some recruiting for next this coming season. Know any buddies that have reffed before or who you think might want to give it a try, encourage them to sign up in August. We also need a few more adults as well, so talk to your dad, mom, uncle or aunt. Nobody has an adequate excuse, if Norton can do this job, anyone can . . .
Any questions regarding becoming an on-ice official please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call at the office during business hours. (337-1300)
Pencil in October 11 as the date for the Calumet referee seminar. I'll put the date for the Marquette seminar on here as soon as it is confirmed. That way if you're out of town playing that weekend you can get to another seminar location. It is a requirement to attend a seminar in order to be an on-ice official.
See the michiganreferee.com website, it should answer just about any question regarding the process of becoming an on-ice official.
The Calumet Hockey Association only employs officials that are registered with USA Hockey. Registration at USAHockey.com usually opens August 1st. In order to become an official, the following requirements must be met:
If you would like more information or have questions about becoming an official or would like to know what to expect, please contact Marc. Business phone: 337-1300; cell: 370-1300; email: email@example.com. Information regarding registration, seminar schedules, seminar registration and the background check may be found at this website: http://www.michiganreferee.com/
Below you will find a link for a downloadable pdf of the contact sheet and MI-W4 tax form.
If you want me to assign you games, I will need your contact information. Assignments are given via email, unless you specifically tell me to call. The email should be one that you check often and list the best phone number(s) at which you can be reached. (Under 18 officials please get your parents permission as to which phone and email you give me.)
New officials, I cannot, and will not assign games until I get the W-4. I cannot assign games to offiicals who are not complete, so get those tests done boys!
Note: Normally I send out assignments by Sunday afternoon or Monday morning. If I do not get a reply by Tuesday night I will assign the game to someone else.
If you should happen to assess a game misconduct or match penalty you must submit an online game report within 48 hours. Go to the Michigan Referee-in-Chief's web page, the instructions for finding the game report page are there.
You must have the head coaches phone numbers. It will be best if you have them put their phone number on the score sheet before the game starts.
Here's a link for the Michigan Referee-in-Chief's webpage: http://www.michiganreferee.com/