Officiating is a significant component of the game of hockey. Without officials, there is no game. It is officials passion and dedication to the game of hockey, that makes this GREAT game possible!
2019-2020 Referee Applications
Accepting Applications - is now closed.
Please note: To become certified as an Official in Calgary, you need to complete an online course, as well as attend a Certification Clinic. You also must be at least 13 years of age by December 31st. More information can also be found on the Central Zone link.
Once you have been accepted to the Southwest Hockey Squad, further steps will be emailed to you, that must be completed.
Also check the Referee Resources for additional information about applying!
Application - Level 1 (New) - CLICK HERE
Application - Level 1 (Returning) - CLICK HERE
Central Zone has implemented a new way to allocate the Officials. Rather than being assigned by Association, Officials will now be assigned to an Association according their Postal Code.
To confirm if you would be an Official for Southwest Hockey, or another Minor Hockey Association, you need to refer to the Postal Code Chart by CLICKING HERE.
What Do I Need?
Required Equipment for Officials:
- Black CSA certified helmet
- CSA certified half visor
- Elbow pads
- Whistle: Metal or black plastic
- Athletic support and cup
- Measuring tape
- Black polished skates with white laces
- Hockey Canada Rule Book
- Shin Pads
- Clean Official's black and white sweater with Hockey AB crest on front left side and Hockey Canada on the left arm
- Black, pressed pants
*** Please note that a black Mesh Under Arm jersey is illegal
Central Zone Referee Committee (CZRC)
Referee Clinics are also available at this link: CLICK HERE. Questions about these clinics should be directed to CZRC. Contact information can be found at the top of this page.
Southwest Hockey Referee Clinic Information
For your convenience, Southwest Hockey hosts a clinic annually. This clinic is set up specifically for "LEVEL 1 Officials" who have a Postal Code that Southwest is responsible for assigning.
A link will be sent to all "Level 1" Officials that have completed the application process for SWH, and who have been accepted to the SWH squad.
|This link will not be available until late August, please do not email requesting the link. Once it is available, the link will automatically be sent to those that have completed the application process!|
Sharing of this link without permission may result in you forfeiting your spot in the clinic. There are only 30 spots in these clinics so sign up as soon as you can.
- Cardel Rec South
- Classroom: Oilers
- Rink: CRS1
- September 15, 2019
|8:00am SHARP!||Class Starts|
|11:45am -12:45pm||On-Ice portion of Clinic (Arena 1)|
|1:00pm||Lunch Time (bring a lunch for in class)|
WHAT IS THE ICE SESSION?
For all 1 day clinics for new officials or for 13 - 15 year old returning officials, there will be an ice session in the mid-day of your clinic. They are a minimum of 1 hour. The time and location will be on the clinic schedule tab. Your instructors will also let you know the time and place first thing in the morning. All officials must take part in the ice session. This is where we will do drills that will help you understand proper positioning, signaling, penalty calling, icings and off-sides. There will be some skating drills as skating is an integral part of officiating.
WHAT TO BRING?
Bring skates, whistle, helmet with visor and a pen/pencil.
Wear comfortable clothing (wearing your referee jersey is an option).
Don't forget a jacket, remember it won't be +20 on the ice.
Remember to bring a lunch.
This only needs to be done ONCE, and is NOT required to be done yearly.
This is about a 2 hour on-line course that needs to be completed before you sign up for the classroom portion.
Returning Referees - Level 2
If you will be 16 years old (as of December 31st), you will go to Central Zone as Level 2 Referee.
HOCKEY CANADA RULEBOOK APP
DO YOU KNOW YOUR REF SIGNALS?
Who Officiates What Divisions? Who Assigns the Officials?
Referees/Linesmen for Novice or Atom are assigned by the Community Referee Coordinator of the Host Association/Team.
For Peewee Division 4 and lower, the CZRC will assign the referee only and the linesmen are assigned by the Community Referee Coordinator.
For all Peewee Divisions 1-3, Bantam, Midget, Junior and Female games, the officials are assigned by CZRC.