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Aug 25, 2023 | Kelly Thomson | 3849 views
Game Officials Recertification and Entry Level Clinics
2023-24 W.O.A.A. Game Officials Recertification and Entry Level Clinics

For current Level 1, 2, 3 Officials - Must Pre-register through the OMHA website
September 30th  at Clinton St. Anne's Catholic Secondary School
October 14th  at Walkerton District Community School

Entry Level Clinics - Further information to follow
October 21st at Goderich Maitland Recreation Centre
October 22nd at Shallow Lake Community Centre
October 29th at Mount Forest and District Sports Complex

For further information on referee clinics, contact WOAA Referee clinic co-ordinator Don Shropshall [email protected] 

Please read the follow letter from Don Shropshall:

Hello Everyone:

Please note that the 2023-24 OMHA Recertification Notification email has been sent.

If you get any inquiries from Officials indicating that they did Not receive the email, steer them to the OMHA website on the Referees Education Recertification page and get them to fill out the form.

Once that is done, they should receive an email with the dates and locations within 5 minutes.

Remember when registering if your police check has expired it will not let you register for a clinic until that has been sent into the OHF or if you are turning 18 years again your police check has to be received by the OHF and processed to register for the clinic.  If new like turning 18 years old you must get a VSC police check if you have been refereeing for a number of years with no breaks in service then you only require the CRC police check.

Officials looking for he OHF Letter or Declaration Form –it can be accessed by going to the OMHA website; at top –click on referees, then go to Resources, follow down the page until Procedures and the OHF letter and Declaration Form is located there. 

The two Recertification clinics for the WOAA are September 30th in Clinton and October 14th in Walkerton both dates are a Saturday and the clinic opens at 12 Noon but the clinic starts at 1pm.

Entry Level clinics Goderich entry level referee clinic has changed to October 21st due to a booking issue on the date mentioned earlier,  the other two locations no changes, same dates and times being Shallow Lake –October 22nd and Mount Forest –October 29th. 

If you are having issue, contact Don Shropshall at [email protected] or cell number 519-525-3092.

The exam is expected to be out by August 1st.  Again the exam is done on line, you must pass the exam so use your referee book to look up the question and section to make sure what the answer is.  If you fail you have to wait 48 hours to retry the exam.  So you can't expect if you fail on the Thursday night or Friday night to attend the clinic so don’t leave this to the last minute; do the exam early so there are no issues.

Thanks Don Shropshall