METRO WEST FORCE is now accepting applications for our NEW Metro West Force "FIRST CALL" program.
An overview of this program follows. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS: please contact ARIC@METROWESTFORCE.COM
Our first sessions start September 25th so please register ASAP @ https://forms.gle/pczao92XTFVaFeGG7
This is a FIRST OF ITS KIND program offering an avenue for introducing and attracting current and past players to becoming a female official within our organization and in Nova Scotia.
- Provide females the opportunity to explore, learn and experience being an on-ice official with no obligation
- “See her, be her”: Learn what it means to be a female official, the opportunities it can bring, and how to get involved from current elite female officials in our province
- Increase the number of female officials in the province year-over-year
Our program will consist of both ON ICE and CLASSROOM sessions and include lots of support.
- On-ice sessions
- Power skating session
- Introduction and training to the basics of officiating in an on-ice scenario
- Classroom sessions
- Introduction to key concepts of officiating in an off-ice scenario
- “See her, be her”. Hear about first-hand experiences from current elite officials and specifically MWF's very own Shauna Neary and Morgan Greek!!
- Learn about what opportunities officiating can bring
- Video highlighting females at professional levels in various sports
- Information on how to get involved and next step to becoming an official (how to sign up for a clinic, what is expected, what gear you need, etc.)
- Critical mentoring, guidance, tips, tricks
- Financial support to help cover incidentals, registration, etc.
WHO: Female hockey players (current or past) – All age groups are invited to participate!!! U15 (or higher) and past players will be prioritized, but we wont turn anyone away.
- U15 age category and up (age 13+) are prioritized as there are no barrier to signing up for required certification clinics and getting on the ice to officiate games (even potentially in year!!).
- Understanding the CRITICAL role our official play, seeing the game from a different angle, and recognizing the importance of a respectful relationship between OFFICIAL, PLAYER, COACH and FAN are key benefits of being involved regardless of age.
WHEN: First session Saturday September 25th!!!
- The early season start is set to ensure participants, who wish to do so, can sign up for referee clinics in our zone
- NOTE – HNS Clinic Clinics are offered virtually, and will take 1 evening of commitment. Sessions will start SEP 27!
- For more info please go to: https://hockeynovascotia.ca/official
- Officiating provides an opportunity for our athletes to see another side of the game and another avenue through which they can participate and carry-on their love for the game Continues to highlight the critical role our Officials play within our organization and to our game