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2023-24 Mentorship Program

Are you a returning official looking to improve a certain aspect of your game? Are you someone that would like to help another official grow in their development? Would you like to be selected to represent EBOA at a Provincial tournament during the 2023-2024 season? If this sounds like you, then the EBOA Education Team would like to invite you to apply to be a part of this year's Mentorship Program today. 

The EBOA continues to lead the way in the development and growth of its officials. The platform of this program is a partnership between mentor and mentee to share each others' experiences in a more formalized manner. It has been designed to help individuals progress and develop on many levels as an official within the EBOA.  Some benefits of the program include being:

  1. Successfully paired with a dedicated mentor who provided invaluable guidance and insights throughout the program.

  2. Engaged with a supportive community of officials, fostering a collaborative learning environment,  and enhancing overall growth.

  3. Actively considered to participate in the three-person officiating development, refining teamwork, communication, and positioning skills on the field.

  4. Showcased for progress and expertise at evaluation tournaments, gaining constructive feedback that further shapes and elevating officiating capabilities.

The EBOA will once again be incorporating the use of three high school tournaments in the early part of the season to allow those members of the program some hands-on assistance with their game while carrying on with their mentorship relationships throughout the season. Those tournaments are:

  • Mike Dea Classic (St FX) - dates November 30 - December 2, 2023

  • Totem Hoop (Ross Sheppard) - dates December 7 - 9, 2023

  • The REB (Jasper Place) - dates December 14 - 16, 2023

Things to consider when deciding to participate:

  • Based on the limited number of mentors each season and the large development support provided to first-year officials, participation in this program is open to returning officials. 

  • Participation in the Mentorship Program continues to be used as part of the consideration for those attending ASAA provincials in March.

  • It is strongly recommended that the Mentees make themselves available for one or two games for at least one of the chosen high school tournaments noted above.

Two google forms have been set up for those members that wish to participate in the Mentorship Program – as a mentee and/or mentor. Feel free to put your name in for both. If you wish to participate, please fill out the corresponding form(s) by no later than September 17, 2023. NOTE: Even if you have a pre-arrangement, both parties (mentor and mentee) must complete the form in order to be considered  part of the program. 

You will be contacted via email by October 8, 2023, with your pairing. Any questions regarding the program can be directed to:

Lisa Waschuk

EBOA Mentorship Chair


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