AAU Memberships 2017 – 2018

AAU Memberships: Please be aware that AAU Memberships will always expire on August 31st. And that new AAU memberships covering the 2017-2018 season should only be purchased on August 15, 2017 or later.

Hockey Michigan – Handbook (756KB pdf rev.1-22-15)
This handbook contains the recently updated materials concerning the AAU Michigan – Hockey Committee’s By-Laws as well as; statewide Rules & Regulations, rostering information, relevant national policies, player transfer form and Match Penalty Report form.
Neither AAU or Hockey Michigan (AAU) is affiliated with USA Hockey or their affiliate the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA). Rather, it is the Ice Hockey program for the Michigan District of the Amateur Athletic Union, which provides Sports For All, Forever.

G.L.H.O. Information AAU

You can register using our own group club code:


If a referee does not already possess a current AAU membership then registration is very simply done online at: https://play.aausports.org/login Referees should register as Non-Athlete. When they are asked for a Club code please use WYWYD8, (for ease of scheduling within Michigan). This is the number for Hockey Michigan, which maintains a list of current AAU eligible referees.

AAU Ice Hockey Referee Registration Flow-chart:

  1. Referees go to; https://play.aausports.org/login
  2. select Non-Athlete Membership
  3. create a user Name & Password (or Log-In if you already have one)
  4. fill in the required information (make sure; youth sport, hockey and non-athlete extended for $16. Make sure to use the Club number Club Membership: WYWYD8 – Great Lakes Hockey Officials)
  5. continue & save
  6. Checkout

If you don’t complete the entire process but do get through one of the continue & save points, don’t simply log-in when you return. Instead, select Go to My Account at the top of the page. This will preserve everything that you’ve already done.


General Referee Hockey Michigan  Info – AAU

AAU Membership Requirement: Just as with other organizations (such as the NCAA, MHSAA, USA Hockey and MAHA), referees must be registered and insured within the appropriate organization, in order to officiate within those games. In this same manner, referees officiating AAU and/or Hockey Michigan games must be possess a current AAU membership, which in turm provides the individual with insurance while working AAU sanctioned events. Please note that USA Hockey membership as an official will not provide insurance benefits for AAU sanctioned events and visa-versa.

Eligibility Note: Upon completion of the AAU online registration process, referees immediately have all benefits of AAU membership, including insurance coverage and are thereby eligible to officiate during AAU sanctioned events. This process may even be complete on a laptop computer immediately prior to a game.

Courtesy to Referee Schedulers: Whenever possible, Hockey Michigan recommends utilizing the customary referee-schedulers who are currently servicing area rinks. As both a courtesy and also because this is more efficient for the schedulers and the referees. However, any teams having difficulty in scheduling officials should report such problems quickly and Hockey Michigan will assist in finding competent referees for your games.


Legal Concerns: Please note that referees are independent contractors and may work games across organizations if they so choose. Further, USA Hockey clarified this point when they issued the USA Hockey Guidelines Regarding Non-Sanctioned Play stating:

” … no USA Hockey official may be penalized, threatened, excluded or made ineligible for officiating USA Hockey games based on that official being certified by or officiating games that are not sanctioned by USA Hockey or are sanctioned by some other entity. … To reiterate, no Affiliate may, and no Affiliate shall permit an offical’s organization or scheduler under its control to, punish, threaten, blackball or make any official ineligible for USA Hockey games, based on the official becoming certified by another entity or officiating games that are not sanctioned by USA Hockey. … ”

USA Hockey legal counsel Casey Jorgensen has asked that violations of this policy should be reported to his office at: (719) 538-1143 or cjorgensen@usahockey.org

AAU-RefereeRegistration.pdf Printer friendly version (88KB pdf)
or please find AAU registration instructions below:

AAU Ice Hockey Referee Registration Flow-chart:

  1. Referees go to; http://aausports.org/Membership/SignUp.aspx
  2. select Non-Athlete Membership
  3. create a user Name & Password (or Log-In if you already have one)
  4. fill in the required information (make sure; youth sport, hockey and non-athlete extended for $16. Make sure to use the Club number WWDEW4) (our club code is: WYWYD8)
  5. continue & save
  6. Checkout
  7. Then please notify Hockey Michigan that you are an AAU referee at: Email

If you don’t complete the entire process but do get through one of the continue & save points, don’t simply log-in when you return. Instead, select Go to My Account at the top of the page. This will preserve everything that you’ve already done.

AAU Membership Requirement: Just as with other organizations (such as the NCAA, MHSAA, USA Hockey and MAHA), referees must be registered and insured within the appropriate organization, in order to officiate within those games. In this same manner, referees officiating AAU and/or Hockey Michigan games must be possess a current AAU membership, which in turm provides the individual with insurance while working AAU sanctioned events. Please note that USA Hockey membership as an official will not provide insurance benefits for AAU sanctioned events and visa-versa.

Eligibility Note: Upon completion of the AAU online registration process, referees immediately have all benefits of AAU membership, including insurance coverage and are thereby eligible to officiate duringAAU sanctioned events. This process may even be complete on a laptop computer immediately prior to a game.

Courtesy to Referee Schedulers: Whenever possible, Hockey Michigan recommends utilizing the customary referee-schedulers who are currently servicing area rinks. As both a courtesy and also because this is more efficient for the schedulers and the referees. However, any teams having difficulty in scheduling officials should report such problems quickly and Hockey Michigan will assist in finding competent referees for your games.

Legal Concerns: Please note that referees are independent contractors and may work games across organizations if they so choose. Further, USA Hockey clarified this point when they issued the USA Hockey Guidelines Regarding Non-Sanctioned Play stating:

” … no USA Hockey official may be penalized, threatened, excluded or made ineligible for officiating USA Hockey games based on that official being certified by or officiating games that are not sanctioned by USA Hockey or are sanctioned by some other entity. … To reiterate, no Affiliate may, and no Affiliate shall permit an offical’s organization or scheduler under its control to, punish, threaten, blackball or make any official ineligible for USA Hockey games, based on the official becoming certified by another entity or officiating games that are not sanctioned by USA Hockey. … ”

USA Hockey legal counsel Casey Jorgensen has asked that violations of this policy should be reported to his office at: (719) 538-1143 or cjorgensen@usahockey.org

Hockey Michigan asks that you also notify this office at: (734) 692-5158 or Email

MHSAA 2017 -2018 Information

REGISTRATION: Officials may now register online or by paper for the 2017-18 school year. Please visit the officials section of our website to register or you can click here: https://www.mhsaa.com/Officials/Begin-Registration. Remember that all registrations (online, paper, walk-in) received after July 31st will be charged a $30 late fee.  NO EXCEPTIONS. All online registrations will be charged a $35 processing fee, plus $15 per sport fee.  For all paper registrations (mail and walk-in), the processing fee will be $40, plus a $15 per sport fee. These fees still remain among the lowest registration fees charged by any state association in the country.

For those of you wishing to use paper registration, please go to http://www.mhsaa.com/mail.pdf to print off all necessary forms.  The MHSAA no longer prints the registration forms and mail them to you.

2017-18 OFFICIATING REGISTRATION INFORMATION

2017-2018 Registration begins August 1, 2017.

To completely register with USA Hockey as an official you need to complete five steps each year (go to Registration Tips for more information):

1.    USA HOCKEY MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION:

  • Note: This step must be completed before an official can complete Seminar Registration, the Open Book Exam, or Online Education Modules.
  • Go to USAHockey.com. At the homepage you will click on “Member Registration” under the OFFICIALS tab and register as an Ice Official. This is where you will provide us with your personal information for our database and pay your annual membership fee.
  • Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email within 24-hours and a copy of the USA Hockey Playing Rules & Casebook (new officials and Rule Change Seasons only) within a week along with some additional information to help you along with the registration process.
  • You will also receive an email giving you information (including your USAH Officiating Number) relating to completing your online “Open Book Exam”.

2.    SAFE-SPORT TRAINING (if 18+ years old):
All officials who are 18 years-of-age or older must complete the United States Olympic Committee SafeSport training program. This online based program trains coaches, officials, and key volunteers in detecting and preventing detrimental behavior (hazing, abuse, etc.) off the playing surface. Once completed, the training certification is good for two years before recertification is required. This training must be completed in addition to your USA Hockey Local Affiliate Background Checks.

3.    ONLINE EDUCATION MODULES
Once registered with USA Hockey, you will receive instructions regarding the online Officiating Education module program. Access to the Online Education System will be granted 24-hours after membership registration.

The Online Education modules are a mixture of required and elective-menu topics that teach fundamental skills of officiating using video examples, animation, and knowledge-based testing. You must complete your required hours of training to receive your card and crest.

Note: A list of all module categories will be listed at the main Courses page in the Online Education System. All officials must complete ALL six course categories (Pre-Required, Required, Positioning, Procedures, Penalty Criteria, & General) to complete training.

4.    OPEN BOOK EXAM
Go to the “Open Book Exam” page at the Officials section of USAHockey.com and follow the steps to begin your online exam. The exam is designed to allow you to go at your own pace. You may answer all questions at once, or answer a few questions every day until it is completed. Please review all answers before submitting it to the National Office. The exam will be accessible 24-hours after membership registration, and we strongly encourage you to wait until you receive your Rulebook and attend your seminar (see below) before attempting to take the test.

5.    CLASSROOM SEMINAR
New for 2017-2018: All officials must complete membership registration before attempting to register for a classroom seminar. Please confirm seats are available prior to attempting membership registration (the registration fee is non-refundable).

All USA Hockey Officials must attend a USA Hockey Officiating Seminar annually. To find one in your area, go to the “Seminars” page at the Officials section of USAHockey.com. You will need a USAHockey.com website profile to access the seminar schedule. Once prompted, either sign-in to USAHockey.com or to create an Online Profile:

  1. Click the “Registration Status” link under the OFFICIALS tab.
  2. Select “Need to create a login profile?”, and follow the instructions and enter the required data-fields to set-up your profile.
  • Note: This process does not register you as a member with USA Hockey. You will pay no registration fee and your membership information will not be affected.
  • Note 2: In order for your USA Hockey.com profile to extract accurate information from the Officiating Program membership database, your online profile….
  1. First Name
  2. Last Name 
  3. Date-of-Birth

must match your Membership Registration information exactly. If you registered with USA Hockey as Michael, you must create your online profile with the exact same name (not Mike).

After your profile is created and saved, you will automatically be directed to the USAH Online Registration System. You are now ready to sign up for a seminar.

Most seminars are scheduled between late August and early November (the schedules begin to appear online starting in July), and any questions about the seminars should be directed to your USA Hockey District Staff (following the links at the main Directory under Officials Materials). We strongly recommend you make sure you can attend a seminar before you begin the registration process (the fee is non-refundable), and do not wait long to register since some seminars do fill up very quickly.

Once you complete these five steps, and the USA Hockey National Office receives your Registration Fee, Open Book Exam answers, Seminar Attendance confirmation, Online Education credit and SafeSport credit you will receive your USA Hockey Officiating Card and Sweater Crest and you are ready to work games.

Important Note: Please be sure to record contact information for your local USA Hockey Supervisor of Officials and Local Assignor while at your seminar. You will need to contact these representatives to receive game assignments once you receive your Card and Crest.

Answers to other questions can be found at the “Officials” page at www.usahockey.com.