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Each spring, the USA Hockey District Referees-in-Chief send their top prospective seminar instructors to the Seminar Instructor Training Programs. These programs are operated regionally at United States Olympic Committee Training Centers.

Applications for this program can be received from your District Referee-in-Chief, and must be submitted to the District RIC by the prescribed deadlines. When selected to attend, participants will recieve an invitation by March 31st.

Upon arrival at the four-day program, each participant will be presented with an Instructor Handbook containing all topic guidelines, on-ice drills, and other material necessary to conduct a USA Hockey Officiating Seminar. Furthermore, the staff will lecture and demonstrate the basic fundamentals of being an educaor.

Topics include,

  • Public Speaking
  • Classroom Management
  • Audio & Visual Aids
  • Conducting On-ice Drills

Each participant will create and present two seminar topics in a simulated classroom setting which will be video recorded and critiqued by staff and peers in an effort to improve the skills they learn during classroom sessions. The goal of the weekend is to develop instructors in a similar fashion as we develop officials during our various officiating education programs.

By the end of the weekend, each participant will return home with fresh knowledge, an inspired attitude, and a new appreciation towards the hard work and dedication it takes to schedule and operate local seminars. With further development, these new instructors will bring new energy and ideas into the classroom and help train USA Hockey Officials for the upcoming seasons.

For further information about this program, please contact your District Referee-in-Chief.


Eastern Instructor Training U.S. Olympic Training Center - Lake Placid, NY April 24-27, 2014
Western Instructor Training U.S. Olympic Training Center - Colorado Springs, CO May 1-4, 2014


U.S. Olympic Training Center - Colorado Springs, CO
April 18-21, 2013

David LaBuda (Camp Director) - Chicago, IL
Gary Cutler - Williamsville, NY
Daniel Dreger - San Francisco, CA
Jack Nolan - Columbia, MD
J.B. Olson - Minnetonka, MN
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO

Aaron Barlow - W. St. Paul, MN Drew Behrens - E. Wenatchee, WA Michael Biever - Tomahawk, WI
Christopher Boehm - Elkhorn, NE Kyle Domin - Bozeman, MT Mark Enegren - Rathdrum, ID
Sam Gowan - Richardson, TX Jameson Gronert - Elgin, IL Michael Hartman - Kingwood, TX
Candy Kirchner - Farmington, MN Dan Lansink - Shakopee, MN Jeffery Lewis - Las Vegas, NV
John Lindner - Bonsall, CA Kevin Olsson - Richland, WA Richard Ozaki - Le Puente, CA
Shane Peters - Fullerton, CA Arnold Pizzutelli - Overland Park, KS David Reichenbacher - Greenville, WI
Bobby Reynolds - Houston, TX Ryan Rotman - Santa Rosa, CA Geoffrey Simmons - Wheeling, IL
Mitch Strehlow - Madison, WI Stephen Szczeck - Eden Prairie, MN Bankim Tejani - Austin, TX
Ken Thielman - Sauk Rapids, MN Derek Vandenberg - Arvada, CO


U.S. Olympic Training Center - Lake Placid, NY
April 25-28, 2013

Bob Cunningham (Camp Director) - Maryville, IL
David LaBuda - Chicago, IL
J.P. Parmentier - Sterling Heights, MI
Derek Zuckerman - Worcester, MA
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO

Daniel Barreca - Pittsford, NY Francis Bastone - Leechburg, PA Mark Carabia - Sebastian, FL
A.J. Collier - Bloomfield, CT Cosimo D'Elia - Greenville, RI Daniel Fischer - Midland Park, NJ
Philip Floor - Kennesaw, GA Fred Garman - York, PA Chad Gouin - Pawtucket, RI
Jeff Greenstein - Potomac, MD Rich Harriman - New Canaan, CT Daniel Houle - Fairfield, CT
Shon Huettl - Cumming, GA Jacob Jeneault - Ogdensburg, NY Brandon Kelley - Colton, NY
Thomas Knapp - Hammonton, NJ Jordan Knox - Muncie, IN Mary Kurdziolek - New Hartford, NY
John Longwell - Elmira, NY Michael Lucas - N. Royalton, OH Joseph Mattera - Harrisville, RI
Peter Piche - Durham, NC Jacob Pine - Monroe, NY Steven Pine - Monroe, NY
Mark Prevost - Lewiston, ME Steven Rouillard - Turner, ME Robert Ryan - Charleston, WV
David Schneider - Jacksonville, NC Randy Silveira - Seekonk, MA Matthew Smith - Darien, CT
Rick Sullivan - W. Dummerston, VT Mark Williams - Warwick, RI