You can’t be what you can’t see. The North Carolina Trailblazers Women’s Hockey Association is launching an initiative to bring more women into coaching and refereeing ice hockey in the Triangle. As part of Hockey Across America week, we asked our membership what experience they had with coaching, refereeing, and more. While we found we had a number of members volunteering with the Polar House League, the Carolina Junior Hurricanes, the Carolina Stars, and Triangle Special Hockey, we thought there was an opportunity to do more.
For the 2019-2020 season, the Trailblazers are launching a campaign to help more women get involved in their ice hockey community by becoming USA Hockey certified coaches and referees. We will promote a fundraising initiative with the proceeds going to cover the clinic registration fees for women in the Triangle area. We will guarantee at least six scholarships to be given during the 2019-2020 season, but will expand that number if the fundraising efforts allow us to do so.
1) July 1 – Applications accepted for the program at https://nctrailblazers.sportngin.com/register/form/903653628. We will let applicants know their status (approved or waitlist) within one week of their application.
2) Applicants should register for their appropriate clinic or seminar via USA Hockey, and forward your registration confirmation to the Trailblazers treasurer.
CEP Clinics: https://www.usahockey.com/coachingclinics
Officiating Seminars: https://www.usahockey.com/officialseminars
3) Applicants attend their clinic and submit their coaching or referee number to the treasurer, and they will be reimbursed for the cost of the clinic or seminar.
Founded, in 1995 the North Carolina Trailblazers Women's Hockey Association are a not-for-profit organization that promotes competition, sportsmanship, athleticism, and community awareness by giving women age 14 and up a place to play ice hockey. We offer various programs, from learning how to play through practice, house league, competitive tournaments and travel opportunities.
If you would like to donate to the women's coaching and referee training initiative, please use the PayPal donation link below.
(All donations are processed through the Paypal Giving Fund to eliminate any transaction fees)