CIHRA Board & Association Information
CommunicationMaintain consistent communication with the league director you schedule for input on officials and other concerns. Respond in a timely manner to all inquiries from officials seeking games, mentoring and evaluations. When there are tournaments, notify the Treasurer in advance (if possible) when the games are loaded into Horizon so the tournament can be pre-billed.
Arena involvementEach scheduler should physically be present in the rink they schedule at least twice per month (during the season) to meet and interact with officials and association directors (e.g. youth travel, house, adult).
TBA requestsTBA requests should be used as a last resort to cover games, not as a scheduling tool. TBA requests will be monitored.
Distribution of gamesEach scheduler will have a core group of officials they use, but new and other officials should be considered as well. Assigning games to newer level 1 and 2 officials is critical to the continued growth and development of officials. Excluding the adult leagues, schedulers self assigning games should be in the range of 5% and not exceed 10% of the games they schedule for each association in any month. This same percentage applies to immediate family.
Official DevelopmentSchedule mentors and evaluations for new or advancing officials as needed or requested. This includes formal and informal reviews of officials working games with an emphasis on level 1 and 2 officials. Schedulers still working games should work some games with new and inexperienced officials when possible. Schedulers no longer working games need to be present at some games they schedule to interact with officials.
- Current registered member of USA Hockey and CIHRA
- Experience as a USA Hockey official
- Appointed to position by a vote of the CIHRA Board