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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 23-26, 2015
Western Instructor Training U.S. Olympic Training Center - Colorado Springs, CO April 16-19, 2015


U.S. Olympic Training Center - Colorado Springs, CO
May 1-4, 2014

David LaBuda - Chicago, IL
Matt Leaf - Colorado Springs, CO
J.B. Olson - Minnetonka, MN
Howard (JP) Parmentier - Hancock, MI
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO
Nick Zaglifa - Frederick, MD

2014 Western Instructor Training Program Class

Jared Ahlberg - Aberdeen, SD Tom Alves - Farmington, MN Michael Amundson - Williston, ND
David Bell - Eagan, MN Matt Bremer - Davenport, IA Jim Carson - Delano, MN
Kendall Hanley - Allen, TX Robert Hapiuk - Fremont, CA Robert Harrell - Mesa, AZ
Derek Hassig - Carlsbad, CA Samantha Hiller - Boulder, CO Jon Holte - Harris, MN
Raffi Kajberouni - Santa Clarita, CA Robert Lachapelle - Bozeman, MT Billy Liska - Casper, WY
Jim McKeever - Woodbury, MN Anthony Milles - Tacoma, WA Jerry Moon - Iowa City, IA
Mackenzie Nelson - Wadena, MN Jim Pratt - Spokane, WA Daniel Rack - Glendale Heights, IL
Jon Sass - Blaine, MN Eric Simmons - Anchorage, AK Jacob Solberg - Williston, ND
Ben Staehr - Richland , WA Aaron Storey - Grand Forks, ND Josh Strissel - Bozeman, MT
Aaron Tait - Detroit Lakes, MN Kal Triplett - Fargo, ND J.R. Walker - Waverly, NE
Brett Williamson - San Diego, CA Justin Yott - Colorado Springs, CO Allen Zutz - Bemidji, MN


U.S. Olympic Training Center - Lake Placid, NY
April 24-27, 2014

Chris Allman - St. Paul, MN
Gary Cutler - Williamsville, NY
David LaBuda - Chicago, IL
Matt Leaf - Colorado Springs, CO
Jack Nolan - Columbia, MD
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO

2014 Eastern Instructor Training Program Class

Douglas Asano - Cornelius, NC Andre Bouley - Presque Isle, ME Guimond Cloutier - Plant City, FL
Celia Davis - Parkton, MD Joseph Dimaria - Rochester, NY Owen Doane - Gambrills, MD
William Dunn - Lilburn, GA Charles Evans - Woodbine, MD Garrett Gaydosh - Indiana, PA
Alex Germany-Wald - Washington, D.C. Christopher Gunter - Walker, LA Alan Gyorffy - Ormond Beach, FL
Mark Han - Tampa, FL Bryan Harrington - Franklin, MA Jim Hopkins - Medford, NJ
Matthew Katlen - Clayton, NC Michael Krell - Florence - SC Kevin Kurzweil - Bridgewater, NJ
Rob Lagler - Mt. Washington, KY Patrick Logue - Fort Meyers, FL Jonathan Molineaux - Coventry, RI
Peter Nelson - Herndon, VA John Ritter - Belvidere, NJ Craig Soderstrom - Wylie, TX
Michael Trego - Butler, PA Joshua Wesley - Damascus, MD Eric Zullo - Avenel, NJ