2018 WHOA Scholarship
The Wisconsin Hockey Officials Association is pleased to announce we are accepting applications for the 2018 WHOA Scholarship.
One $500 scholarship will be awarded to the top applicant who will continue their officiating career while attending college in the Fall of 2018. All graduating High School Seniors or Undergraduate college students who are currently registered as a USA Hockey official and member of WHOA are eligible to apply.
To receive the scholarship award, you must be enrolled full-time in college or technical college for the Fall 2018 semester and register as a USA Hockey/WHOA official for the 2018-19 season.
All officials who are 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. Any person turning 18 during the season will also need to complete a background screening or they will not be eligible to officiate.
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
USA Hockey Playing Rule Change Summaries
The up-to-date rules summary and other pertinent information that will go into the Playing Rules Book is listed below.
*NEW* USA Hockey has published some rule clarifications in this FAQ Memo on the 2017-21 Playing Rule.
SafeSport Education Program
*NEW* The SafeSport Refresher course (which is approximately 35 minutes long) will only be available until approximately September 18th, after which the training will transition to the Center for SafeSport’s platform and all persons taking training will be required to complete the new, full course (which will be approximately 90 minutes long).
As part of USA Hockey's continued effort to create a safe playing environment for all participants, those officials who are 18 years of age or older (as of August 1 of the current registration season) are required to complete an online SafeSport Education Program every two seasons. The online program is free of charge.
You will need your current USA Hockey Membership Registration Confirmation Number (not your Officials Number) to complete training. Registration confirmation numbers can be obtained at the main USA Hockey Registration page.