Becoming a Referee
Are you interested in becoming a referee? Here's how!
You can start your career as a referee as early as 14 years of age, though preference is given to 15 and 16 year-olds or older. Simply visit the Brampton Hockey Website and complete the online form
to be added to a contact list for future correspondence.
A mandatory tryout will be required for all interested in refereeing in Brampton. You must attend one of the tryout dates that will be posted in the coming weeks. If you are accepted into the Brampton officiating program, you’ll be required to attend a mandatory preliminary preparation course.
Next, the OMHA will require payment of your mandatory “Introduction Level 1” or “Introduction Level 2” course (Last years cost was $110.00 & $160.00) this cost will be reimbursed by Brampton hockey once you have successfully completed the course. When payment is received by the OMHA, you will receive a login for the pre-course online segment that must be completed and passed prior to attending the in-class portion. When you have completed and passed both components, you will be certified to start refereeing at the development levels of Brampton Hockey.
Introduction referee clinics
are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. An optional one-weekend referee school
is also offered and is great preparation. The cost for this varies on location and is significantly higher, but you will only be reimbursed up to the level 2 equivalent. Though it is not mandatory, it is highly recommended and fills up quickly.
When you attend the in-class segment of the course, you will need to bring with you a current police check (vulnerable sector check). As officiating is a paid position, a volunteer check is not accepted. The cost for the police check is the referee’s responsibility.
For Vulnerable Sector Check procedures, please click HERE
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Michael Goumas, Referee in Chief of Brampton Hockey Inc by email at [email protected]