NWOA Will pride itself on its Mentor Program and developing each one of its officials thru positive feedback and a positive learning environment. Our goals vary according to your goals. NWOA can train officials to become some of the top officials in the Pacific District as well as advance officials into some of the premiere leagues around the northwest. We can also get you working more local games at a level you aspire to if you just want to be the best official you can be. Every new official will have an assigned NWOA Mentor. NWOA will have some of the top officials in the northwest currently working in leagues varying from the NHL, WHL, BCHL and the USPHL working as mentors to develop your knowledge of the game. It's important to note that anyone can request a mentor at any stage in their development! Our Mentors will be with you on games shadowing you as you're officiating real games. Our Mentors will help you get prepared for your games by being available to not only answer any questions you might have, but to help alleviating a lot of the stress of officiating by guiding you through the tough stages. Our Mentor Program will also include evaluations/supervised games as well as NWOA members having access to personalized video teaching tools all designed to improve your knowledge of officiating, help gain more experience, and to help you enjoy officiating even more!
The NWOA Mentor Program is rooted in supporting not just the new officials but each and every one of the members of NWOA! We want to help everyone have fun with officiating so you will be more likely to continue to pursue the officiating path with passion.