Officiating 1/2 is the first step for all new hockey officials in Canada. The Officiating 1/2 stream of Hockey University provides the basic information every new official needs, including everything from the divisions of the ice to the proper way to conduct face-offs, how to determine penalties and referee positioning. It is the baseline of information you need before you ever put on the stripes.
This program is completed in two parts: in Part A, you complete the online program, while in Part B, you will attend a certification clinic in your area and register with your respective branch.
Community Coach addresses the core knowledge every new coach must have as they begin their coaching career. Topics covered in the four-hour program include the coaching code of ethics; skills, drills and thrills; dealing with athletes; dealing with parents; and the philosophy of coaching.
The Community Coach program is delivered in two parts: in Part A, you complete the online program, while in Part B, you lace up, step on the ice and put what you learned to work.
Safety is a great introduction to team safety, injury recognition and important information for anyone who wishes to be a team safety person. From the fair play code and code of ethics, to safety at the rink, injury management and the emergency action plan, the three-hour program gives you the information and confidence needed to be the go-to person on your team for health, wellness, injury recognition and safe and proper recovery and return-to-play procedures.
PLEASE NOTE: Hockey Canada members who participate in the Community Coach or Officiating 1/2 clinics through Hockey University are also required to attend an in-person clinic session at the completion of the Hockey University online course. Members will not be permitted to register for an in-person clinic until the Hockey University modules are completed.