Officiating boys hockey can be one of the most exciting and challenging
things that you do. Yes, the coaches and the players get all the glory, but it
is the officials who keep the game running smoothly and fairly. In the old days,
and to some extend today, the best way to learn how to officiate was to first
be a part of a boys hockey team. But it does not have to be that way today.
The Hockey Source has assembled the most useful information on officiating
boys hockey and have put it all in one place for you to use. Some of the topics
- Where to become a certified official
- All officials’ purposes, on the ice and off the ice
- The duties of referees and of linesmen
- For off-ice, the duties of a timekeeper
- The duties of goal judges
- The duties of scorekeepers
But there is a lot more than this. You can learn about the other activities
that officials must master. Such as:
- Skill Sets
- Officials must be good skaters. That goes without saying.
- They must know the rules as written by the different governing bodies.
- They must be able to implement the rules quickly and decisively.
- Knowledge of game strategy is a plus.
- Officials must know how to prepare before the game.
- They must pass tests to become certified.
- They must keep abreast of changing rules.
- There is a lot to learn and know, but visiting The Hockey Source can
inform you on these issues. The information contained at this website is timely,
accurate and can save you hours and hours of searching. There are also areas
of interest in such fields as managing and coaching a boys hockey team, should
you wish to learn more about those areas.
The best way to find out just how much information is available to you is
to visit us at www.thehockeysource.tv and
browse through the various topics we have for you. The amount of time you save
will make your visit very worth while. And if you have any questions, please
let us know. Hope to see you soon!