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Advanced Officiating Symposium

Advanced Officiating Symposium

Bloomington, Minnesota | July 26-28, 2019

USA Hockey is hosting its first-ever Advanced Officiating Symposium July 26-28, 2019, at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott in Bloomington, Minnesota. The first-of-its-kind symposium is open to any official who has been completely registered at Level 3 or Level 4 for each of the previous three hockey seasons and is seeking to obtain "tenured" status within the USA Hockey Officiating Program. Learn more about becoming "tenured" status here

Officials applying for tenured status are required to attend an Advanced Officiating Symposium, and once earned, the tenured status will remain in effect for as long as the official continues to register with USA Hockey. 

2019 Speakers & Presenters

The inaugural event features presentations from high-level speakers including Kevin Collins, long-time NHL linesman who was recently inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame; four-time Olympic referee Dennis LaRueBrian Murphy, who was an NHL linesman for 29 seasons; and Joy Johnston, three-time Olympic referee and Ice Hockey United Kingdom director of officiating. General session presentations will cover a wide range of topics, including managing teams, developing a strong mental officiating game and career development. 

Matt Leaf, Director of Officiating Education

"While USA Hockey's Officiating Education Program continues to grow and evolve with each year, we're excited to introduce the Advanced Officiating Symposium and the new 'tenured' classification. The symposium will provide a unique opportunity for officials looking to continue to develop their skills through advanced-level instruction and network with the top officials from throughout the country.”

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