The New Hamburg Hockey Association has openings for new referees at all levels. People start refereeing at all ages from 15 years old thru to empty nest adults.
If you will be 15 years of age or older on December 31, 2022 there may be a spot for you!
To ensure that new referees have the best educational foundation, NHHA requires those entering the world of refereeing, or those who have taken a long hiatus from refereeing, to attend the OMHA Referee School.
The OMHA allows referees to start their career by either attending a 1-day clinic or their 3-day Referee School. The 1-day clinic provides class room instruction only and is limited in information. The 3-day Referee School provides extensive classroom sessions, guest speakers, and two 90 minute on-ice training sessions. The Referee School also provides a comfortable environment for dialogue between new and experienced referees.
New referees who attend the OMHA Referee School are much better prepared to start refereeing than those that attend the 1-day clinic. Registration for the schools opened in mid-July. They fill up fast. Information about the Referees School can be found at:https://www.omha.net/page/show/885477-referee-school
Recognizing the cost of training and acquiring the protective gear and uniform, the NHHA will reimburse full participants in their referee program 50% of the fees for the Referee School and any additional training required to start refereeing midway thru the first season and the remaining 50% midway thru the second season.
Anyone interested in refereeing NHHA hockey in New Hamburg should contact Alex Davidson [email protected]
or Tony Titus [email protected]
to ask questions or let their intentions be known.