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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 20-23, 2017
Western Instructor Training U.S. Olympic Training Center - Colorado Springs, CO April 27-30, 2017


U.S. Olympic Training Center - Colorado Springs, CO
April 21-24, 2016

Christopher Allman - Wyandotte, MI
Kelly Colyer - Corrales, NM
Sean Jacques - Calumet, MI
David LaBuda - Chicago, IL
Matt Leaf - Colorado Springs, CO

Brandon Beaudry - Moorhead, MN Arden Blair - Fargo, ND Peter Bower - Meridian, ID
Joshua Burkart - Saratoga Springs, UT Cody Clark - Sioux City, IA Thomas Clevenger - Moscow, ID
Allen Conte - Midlothian, TX Darrell Cox - Boise, ID Brendan Gormley - Boise, ID
Craig Greenfield - Salt Lake City, UT Brian Jansen - Hastings, MN Justin Johnson - Laramie, WY
Hogan Jones - Westminster, CO William Jones - Jackson, MI Ron Locke - Philipsburg, MT
Peter Manstrom - Bismarck, ND Lance Meland-Dickey - Anchorage, AK Nic Meyer - Ankeny, IA
Taylor Munsell - Colorado Springs, CO Bryan Orlenko - Apple Valley, MN Scott Pierce - Sun Prairie, WI
Zachary Reese - Surprise, AZ Miriam Richmond - Missoula, MT Michael Sarter - Scottsdale, AZ
Jason Scriabin - Rocklin, CA Steve Selby - Godfrey, IL Craig Simons - Nooksack, WA
Zachary Starke - Walnut Creek, CA Brienne Stewart - Tulalip, WA Matthew Stone - Rigby, ID
David Wagner - Billings, MT


U.S. Olympic Training Center - Lake Placid, NY
April 21-24, 2016

Jack Nolan - Columbia, MD
Doug Sorensen - Brookings, SD
Melissa Szkola - Chesterfield, MI
Nicholas Zaglifa - Frederick, MD
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO

Christopher Bowen - Hampen, CT Jennifer Cameron - Davie, FL Christopher Cho - Brielle, NJ
Sean Corbin - Casselberry, FL Ross Crimaldi - Riverview, FL Michael Emerson - Holbrook, NY
Ken Frasier - Odessa, TX Daniel Gosselin - Hudson Falls, NY Richard Greene - Aldie, VA
James Hallene - Goffstown, NH Michael Hickey - Stowe, VT David Hinz - Wattsburg, PA
Michael LaFrance - St. Clair Shores, MI Eric Lawless - Broken Arrow, OK Gregory Leff - Dayton, OH
Mark McGinnis - New York, NY William Medlen - Gibsonburg, OH Jarred Mitrano - Haverhill, MA
Ryan Peach - Hamilton, NJ Seth Polan - Holbrook, NY Jodi Price - Arkport, NY
Mark Rhodes - Chicopee, MA Ronald Schwartz - Clemmons, NC Glenn Spidle - Smithtown, NY
William Timilty - Duluth, GA Jim Tinnirella - Springfield, MA Shane Turner - Monroe, VA