Wisconsin Hockey Officials Association

2016-17 USA & WHOA Registration

The WHOA Seminar Registration page is now available and will open on August 2nd at 9am. USA Hockey Officials registration will open on August 1st for the upcoming season. Please remember both steps will need to be completed as always. 

Those officials who are 18 and older will need to ensure their Background Screening is up to date or completed prior to registration. See below for more information on Background Screening.

WHOA Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, August 5th at 7 pm at the Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau. Please feel free to join us to learn more about the status of the WHOA and to elect board members.

The WAHA Annual meeting will be held on Saturday, August 6th at the Jefferson Street Inn as well. Events will begin around 8:30 am and conclude at approximately 3:30 pm. As part of the event on Saturday, WAHA will be holding a Local Association Workshop in which WHOA will be presenting information about recruitment, retention, continued education and the assignment of officials. 

Background Screening

All officials who were at least 18 years old are required to have a background screening done through WHOA. If an official does not have a current screen, he/she may not officiate any USA Hockey games in the state of Wisconsin. You will also not be permitted to register for a seminar if your screening is not complete and results processed by WHOA.

The WHOA has partnered with WAHA’s screening vendor, Protect Youth Sports, with the goal of providing timely and accurate service for officials and administrators. Effective immediately, Verified Volunteers is now replaced with Protect Youth Sports.

We have created instructions for navigating their website.

You can also view your screening date in the WHOA Screening Database.

Please feel free to view the Background Screening Policy

Playing Rule Comparison

USA Hockey has published the USAH / NFHS / NCAA Playing Rules Comparison chart. This document lists the differences between all three rule books and can be a very good resource. 

WAHA Development Conference

At the WAHA Annual Meeting, WHOA gave a presentation pertaining to the recruitment, retention, continued education and assignment of officials.