CCMHA creates initiative for new officials
The Cumberland County Minor Hockey Association is launching a new program to help add new officials to its roster.
There will be two on-ice sessions leading up to the yearly clinic which is on Sept. 29. They are Sept 18 and 25 at 8 p.m.
There will also be information sessions an hour before. Both sessions are free of charge.
It’s a great opportunity to learn and try officiating without making a year-long commitment. If a new official decides they would like to join our team, they simply register online through Hockey Canada and pay their registration fee.
Once that new official works 10 games, they will receive their money back from CCMHA for the registration.
This is a new initiative. More times than not, a new official registers online and purchases gear before they have even tried officiating.
For a parent, it is a lot to pay hundreds of dollars to do something their son or daughter hasn’t even tried.
“I am excited that CCMHA is on board with this and hope it takes off,” referee-in-chief Travis Parrell said. “Retention among young officials has been a struggle throughout the country for a long time, and in our area. I’m hoping this can be a step in the right direction. Officiating is an excellent way to be active, learn more about the game and can be an enjoyable way for a person to make some extra money.”
If there are any questions, contact Parrell at firstname.lastname@example.org