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Disabled Hockey Workshop

USA Hockey is pleased to announce that the 2018 Disabled Hockey Workshop will take place in Las Vegas from Oct. 4-7, 2018. The workshop will be held at City National Arena, practice facility of the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights. Registration for the event is now open and will conclude at noon on Sunday, Sept. 30th.

New and existing program administrators, board members, coaches and volunteers from around the country will come together for a weekend of educational sessions and networking. Attending programs will have access to the best resources available to USA Hockey members, providing the tools to make your program a top quality and outstanding organization.

This year's theme is Club Excellence and some of the sessions scheduled include:

  • USA Hockey Town Hall
  • Office Hours with the Disabled Hockey Section
  • Building Blocks of a Successful Program
  • Strategic Planning and Best Practices
  • Program Sustainability
  • Working with your USA Hockey Affiliate
  • Interns Are a Valuable Asset
  • Grant Searching and Writing Winning Proposals
  • Newsletters: Creation and Distribution
  • And Many More Innovative and Exciting Sessions

The workshop will begin at noon on Friday, October 5 and will conclude at noon on Sunday, October 7. 

On Saturday night there will be a Keynote Dinner. At this dinner, the 2018-19 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, the Disabled Hockey Section members and players from the Warrior Classic will also be in attendance. 

Sled Hockey Referee Seminar Information

USA Hockey is proud to announce that as part of the 2018 Disabled Hockey Workshop in Las Vegas, NV, there will be a referee seminar for those that want to work sled hockey.

This seminar will not only cover topics specific for officiating sled hockey, but it will also cover all the traditional topics of a referee seminar. In addition, the Level 2 and Level 3 closed book exam will be administered, meaning attending this seminar will meet your seminar requirements for the season.

The seminar will be on Saturday, October 6th. It will be held at the City National Arena and will include an on-ice component with sled hockey players.

If you have any questions or for more information, please contact Brad Roethlisberger at

Coaching Education Courses Offered

As part of the Disabled Hockey Workshop, there will be two coaching education training opportunities. Theses programs are listed below. If you register for one of these, you are also invited to attend the educational sessions of the Disabled Hockey Workshop on Friday along with all social activities.  The cost for either coaching clinic is $50.  Those that attend from the host District (Pacific) will be refunded the registration fee after the event.  

Advanced Coaching Education Workshop for Special Hockey Coaches

There will once again be a coaching education clinic offered just for Special Hockey Coaches. This coaching clinic will cover not only advanced coaching techniques, but also cover topics like behavior management, locker room safety and management, matching lines and understanding player levels, basic first aid concerns as well as social media, the good and the bad.

This program will be Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  All attendees are encouraged to attend the Disabled Hockey Workshop sessions on Friday, including the USA Hockey Town Hall and Keynote Dinner.  

High Performance Workshop for Sled Hockey Coaches

This coaching education program is for sled hockey coaches that have been coaching for a few years or more and are looking for advanced coaching education. Unlike a normal Disabled Hockey Coaching clinic, this clinic will focus on sled hockey and helping players get to the next level. Coaches and staff from the U.S. National Sled Hockey team will lead presentations and you will watch team practices. You will discuss practice planning as well as incorporating small area games. There will be an opportunity for open discussion as well as a chance to discuss what USA Hockey can do to better serve sled hockey coaches and the advancement of sled hockey.

This program will be Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. All attendees are encouraged to attend the Disabled Hockey Workshop sessions on Friday, including the USA Hockey Town Hall and Keynote Dinner.  

Transportation will be provide between the Mirage and City National Arena

Host Hotel

The Mirage
3400 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Click here to book your hotel
Rooms must be booked by September 6th 


City National Arena
1550 S. Pavilion Center Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89135


Red Rock Casino
11011 West Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Across the street from City National Arena