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or please find AAU registration instructions below:
If a referee does not already possess a current AAU membership then registration is very simply done online at: http://aausports.org/Membership/SignUp.aspx Referees should register as Non-Athlete. When they are asked for a Club code please use please check with MAYHL to obtain their 2016-2017 Club #, (for ease of scheduling within Michigan). This is the number for Hockey Michigan, which mantains a list of current AAU eligible referees. If you are already an AAU member then please email email@example.com and ask to be affiliated with please check with MAYHL to obtain their 2016-2017 Club #. This will make it easier for teams and tournament operators to locate member referees.
AAU Ice Hockey Referee Registration Flow-chart:
AAU Membership Requirement: Just as with other organizations (such as the NCAA, MHSAA, USA Hockey and MAHA), referees must be registered and insured within the appropriate organization, in order to officiate within those games. In this same manner, referees officiating AAU and/or Hockey Michigan games must be possess a current AAU membership, which in turm provides the individual with insurance while working AAU sanctioned events. Please note that USA Hockey membership as an official will not provide insurance benefits for AAU sanctioned events and visa-versa.
Eligibility Note: Upon completion of the AAU online registration process, referees immediately have all benefits of AAU membership, including insurance coverage and are thereby eligible to officiate during AAU sanctioned events. This process may even be complete on a laptop computer immediately prior to a game.
Courtesy to Referee Schedulers: Whenever possible, Hockey Michigan recommends utilizing the customary referee-schedulers who are currently servicing area rinks. As both a courtesy and also because this is more efficient for the schedulers and the referees. However, any teams having difficulty in scheduling officials should report such problems quickly and Hockey Michigan will assist in finding competent referees for your games.
Legal Concerns: Please note that referees are independent contractors and may work games across organizations if they so choose. Further, USA Hockey clarified this point when they issued the USA Hockey Guidelines Regarding Non-Sanctioned Play stating:
" ... no USA Hockey official may be penalized, threatened, excluded or made ineligible for officiating USA Hockey games based on that official being certified by or officiating games that are not sanctioned by USA Hockey or are sanctioned by some other entity. ... To reiterate, no Affiliate may, and no Affiliate shall permit an offical's organization or scheduler under its control to, punish, threaten, blackball or make any official ineligible for USA Hockey games, based on the official becoming certified by another entity or officiating games that are not sanctioned by USA Hockey. ... "
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