Dear PVAHA players and coaches,
USA Hockey is still experiencing a shortage of officials. This will only get worse as older/experienced officials retire and no one replaces them. The sport that we all love to play will become non-existent without officials. More and more games will start to be canceled until there are none left to play. This is happening now and it’s happening faster than was originally thought.
The economy is going to get worse before it gets better. Why not consider giving back to the sport you love and make some money doing it? Earn money for vacations/trips, buy a car, buy gifts for a girlfriend/boyfriend, go to the movies, out to dinner, get new gear, etc. The list is endless. Make good money for a few hours of your time. Officiate a game or two before the one you play in or after one you play in.
There is one more officiating seminar for this season. Get your certification and you can officiate in any state in the country, not just the DMV. Players going away to college can already have a part time job at a rink on or near campus to help with expenses while away from home. You already know the game and can skate. Set yourself up with a part time job for life or turn it into a full time job.
Coaches can get certified and work a game or two before or after the game your team plays. Coaches who play in adult leagues can work a few games and pay for adult league fees. Pay for fees for your coaching seminars, background screenings, have your own pocket cash etc. You already know the game and can skate. You’re half way there.
Two sessions remain in this area:
See the registration links below.
There is an on-ice skating session for all participants at the facility lasting roughly 90 minutes. Returning officials must bring full gear including USA Hockey 2021 - 2022 crest. New officials must bring skates and a helmet. A helmet with a visor and a whistle are encouraged. We will be on the ice for nearly 1.5 hours, so it is important that you dress appropriately to stay warm.
Candidates must attend both Zoom Sessions and the Ice Session to receive seminar credit.
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