ADM PROGRAM and how it affects New Officials
With the introduction of the USA Hockey ADM PROGRAM MM & Mite programs will now be more based on skill development rather than playing games. Any games at the MM levels will be cross ice 3 on 3 formats and Mites will be a combination of cross ice and full ice through the season.
We will be incorporating a program where we use one official per cross ice game in which 2 games – potentially 3 games run simultaneously. One official will be used for each game. Games rates have been established at $15 per game per official. MENTORS are used to help oversee new officials on a volunteer basis. Since rules will be dramatically different in this format, such things as icings, off sides will not exist. More specific rules like how to handle penalties will be forthcoming.
PLEASE be sure to apply for MENTORING if interested… we ask that all experienced officials contribute a couple hours each season to the mentoring program.
NEW OFFICIALS AND MENTORS INFORMATION
IF YOUR AN NEW OFFICIAL WITH LITTLE OR NO GAMES EXPERIENCE PLEASE CHOOSE FROM THE MM/MITE AVAILABILITY. NOTE THAT YOU ARE A NEW OFFICIAL WITH YOUR REQUESTS
AND WE’LL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO HAVE A MENTOR WORK WITH YOU. IN CASES WHERE WE CANNOT HAVE A MENTOR WITH YOU THE GAME WILL BE ASSIGNED TO AN EXPERIENCED OFFICIAL AS A PARTNER.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MENTORING GAMES GENERALLY ARE ON THE WEEKENDS – PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR AVAILABILITY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED – ALL EXPERIENCED OFFICIALS WE WILL ASK YOU TO WORK A FEW GAMES DURING THE SEASON
AND WILL SCHEDULE YOU INTO THESE GAMES. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EQUAL GAME FEE FOR MENTORING THAT IS PAID BY CHECK WHEN WE COLLECT FROM THE ASSOCIATION. THIS TYPICALLY IS AT THE END OF THE SEASON. WE WILL PROVIDE THE
MENTOR AN EMAIL OF PROCEDURES AND EXPECTATIONS ONCE ASSIGNED. WE NEED ALL OUR EXPERIENCED OFFICIALS TO PARTICIPATE. THIS WILL SHARE THE LOAD AND ALLOW
US TO COVER AND WORK MORE GAMES WITH THE NEWBIE’S
If you wish to be a mentor/evaluate… These are the things we are looking for.
If any of the officials are new… to be on ice with them in plain clothes (i.e.) sweats or something similar. No officials sweater…. you CAN have your
whistle in case you do need to make a call. Work basic positioning and procedures, pre and post game chat, helpful tips and constructive criticism.
Fill out a evaluation to us on how they work their game(s).For MM make sure the on ice coaches stay OUT of the way and let the officials do their job.
If the officials already have been working games for us then we are looking for an evaluation of their performance. You can do this off ice. Send back VIA ONLINE FORM a evaluation on how they work their games. Have a post pre and post game chat again providing constructive criticism. Work on the basics using the USA HOCKEY BASIC MANUAL for procedures and positioning. Following these guidelines ensures that all new and inexperienced officials can expect that ANY partner they have will be working it the same way. There is no guessing on what is to be done or how to do it.
(Regular season) MM & Mites will be filled with newer officials where possible and mentors assigned.
Those officials who are NEW or have less than a couple of games already worked may apply for these. If they do not fill we will fill with our regular working officials. Anyone wishing to MENTOR may also apply.