Does anyone know if a "Situation Manual" exists for inline hockey officiating? USA Hockey has one for ice hockey but not inline hockey.
Re: Situation Manual
There isn't one that I am aware of and myself and our Officials have looked for a while. We always use the USA Ice one though, it's great and we and find it to have very little difference from any InLine situation that could arise. That situations manual is wonderful and a very good teaching untensil. Incidentally, myself and our top Officials will be collaborating on one this summer as a huge project. Our refs include refs from the CRHL, USA, FIRS, TORHS, MLRH, PIHA (Yoder's new league) etc etc (and no, it will NOT include anything about legal checking!)
Try this-on your long road trips, pull out the USA Situations Manual and have a quiz session for fun. In our case, we will be at a busy event and I will have 5 minutes of free time and usually duck into a small office (free time for a Director cannot be found in a restroom). A knock will come at the door (ok, so usually no one knocks-they just walk in), and I will open it to find Rabatin or another Official awaiting to say "here's one for ya, bet you get this one wrong"! DUH guess again, good try Rabatin. His next appraoch will be to try to wake me up in the middle of the night with a tougher one. My answer is usally - go ask Burke the goalie
ECRHA, Chairman/CRHL-MAR, Referee In Chief
President, Best Refs of L.I.