Interested in Volunteering as a Team Official with LMHA?
All individuals who are interested in Volunteering as a Team Official with the Langley Minor Hockey Association (LMHA) for the upcoming hockey season (2019/20) are required to complete certifications as outlined below prior to being rostered to a team. These are BC Hockey requirements and we encourage you to get your certifications completed PRIOR to the start of the season where ever possible.
Please click to review the LMHA - Team Official Code of Conduct document.
What team positions require certification?
*Coach/Assistant Coach - please visit the "apply to coach" page for more detailed info on coaching certification.
What certification are required to be a team official in LMHA?
As per BC Hockey, each and every team official, regardless of their level, is required to hold valid certifications as follows:
- Criminal Record Check (CRC). This is required every three years. There is no cost. Please click on the link below to request a Criminal Record Consent form: CRC Consent Form Request. Our Administrator will attempt to provide you with this form within 48 hours of your request. Once you have received and completed the CRC Consent Form, you will be required to bring two (2) pieces of ID to the LMHA Office for verification. LMHA will submit the completed and verified form on your behalf. Please note that the primary piece of ID must be either your Drivers License or a BC ID Card and the secondary ID must be in the same name. Please ensure that you email to book a time to bring in your application for signing and submission.
- Respect in Sports (RIS). This is required every five years. It is an online course that LMHA will reimburse you for provided complete the course and you are rostered to a team. To register for RIS, visit here.
- Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT). Currently, there is no expiry date on this course. It is available online and is free. To register for CATT, visit here.
All of these courses should be complete and current prior to the start of the season.
If you are uncertain as to which courses you have taken and/or their expiry dates, you can check on Hockey Canada's eHockey website here.
What is the HCSP and what is involved?
To be an Hockey Canada Safety Person, an extra online course is required. Every team requires a safety person in order to be eligible to practice and play games. To register to take the course, please visit BC Hockey Clinics.
What happens next? How do I help out my team?
Once your player is on a team for the season, approach your Coach and let them know that you are willing to help out for the season as a team official. If a position is available, your information will then be submitted to LMHA by the Head Coach of Manager for rostering. All certification must be completed in order to be eligible to be rostered. And you must be rostered to be eligible for any role on a team.
Is there a cost to be certified?
The CRC and the CATT program are free of charge. Both the Respect in Sport and the HCSP course do come with a small cost. That being said, LMHA will reimburse team officials for these costs once they are rostered to a team and a proper reimbursement request has been submitted.
How do I go about getting reimbursed for a certification?
If you took a Clinic during the 2019/20 Season and are rostered to an LMHA team, you will be reimbursed upon CERTIFICATION. If you have a receipt for Respect in Sport or HCSP or a Coaching Clinic you can submit the receipt directly to the LMHA Treasurer on or after October 15th of each season. In your submission, you will be asked to include...
- Name, Mailing Address, Phone Number, Email Address, Clinic Certificate of Completion, Dated Receipt
*Once a reimbursement request is received, LMHA will confirm that you are rostered to an LMHA team. LMHA will then contact you when your cheque is ready. Please allow a minimum of thirty (30) days for the cheque to be processed.
*This information is subject to change.
9/1/2019 : Criminal Record Checks (CRC) and Information for Team Officials
IMPORTANT - LMHA requires that all team officials MUST have a valid CRC, and a current RIS and CATT PRIOR to being rostered as a team official for this season.
Please note that you are ineligible to participate as a team official in any way until you have been approved and rostered to the team. There is a new CRC process and in order to facilitate verifying and submitting your application forms, we will be available on Tuesday, September 3rd between 4:00 and 7:00 PM at the LMHA office.
Our office is located at George Preston Arena. If you are standing in the parking lot, please enter the building from the right side and go through the sliding glass doors into the arena. On the right side you will see a blue door heading into the tunnel under the bleachers. Our office is in this hallway on the right-hand side.
To request the CRC application form, please click on the link below:
Once this form is completed, please bring it, your Drivers License, and another piece of ID in your name for verification and submission. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make alternate arrangements if Tuesday September 3rd does not work for you.
If you are a NEW LMHA team official and do not have a Hockey Canada profile in HCR please complete the form found in the link below. This information will be used to create your Hockey Canada profile OR to transfer your profile to LMHA.
You MUST have a valid Criminal Record Check (CRC), Respect in Sport (RIS) and Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) BEFORE LMHA will roster you to a team.
For details on how to complete Respect in Sport and your Concussion Awareness Training Tool, please click below to visit the BC Hockey website: