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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 Program U.S. Olympic Training Center - Lake Placid, NY April 19 - 22
Western Program U.S. Olympic Training Center - Colorado Springs, CO May 3 - 6


U.S. Olympic Training Center - Colorado Springs, CO
April 27-30, 2017

David LaBuda - Chicago, IL
Jack Nolan - Columbia, MD
J.P. Parmentier - Hancock, MI
Shane Warschaw - Altadena, CA
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO

Michael Amerine - Lakewood, CA Corey Ask - Shreveport, LA Brandon Bathke - Monroe, OR
Brad Baumruck - Plainfield, IL Justin Becinski - Pittsburgh, PA Thomas Bibbs - Glendale, AZ
Cody Brightbill - Moon Twp, PA Skylar Bryson - Lincoln, CA Ward Crawford - Dalton Gardens, ID
Westin Davies - Sidney, MT Shane Dillon - Suamico, WI David Edstrom - Fairplay, CO
Steve Fleming - Kennewick, WA Ken Franklin - McKinney, TX Brendon Gendel - South Bend, IN
Dan Gerrity - Gunnison, CO Vladislav Gotsdiner - Plano, TX Joseph Guzzardi - Elk Grove Village, IL
Christopher Herring - Havre, MT Mark Infantino - Phoenix, AZ Walter Lehmann - South Bend, IN
Scott Morton - San Diego, CA Don Mrozik - Crest Hill, IL Steve Peloquin - Lake Oswego, OR
Gordon Pirry - Ayr, SCO Christopher Schnurr - Chaska, MN Stephanie Simon - Austin, TX
Tom Stephenson - London, GRB Matthew Thompson - Kent, GRB David Tise - Fairbanks, AK
Christopher Trumble - Champlin, MN Karl Von Haasl - Tampa, FL Jordan Watson - Eau Claire, WI


U.S. Olympic Training Center - Lake Placid, NY
April 20-23, 2017

Sean Jacques - Calumet, MI
Joy Johnston - London, GRB
David LaBuda - Chicago, IL
Nicholas Zaglifa - Frederick, MD
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO

Jeffrey Brody - Bala Cynwyd, PA Thomas Colley - South Riding, VA John Collins - Dedham, MA
Anthony Dinova - Orlando, FL Stephen Drain - Milton, MA Michael Evans - Durham City, GRB
Jessica Frye - Loxahathee, FL Christian Gmiter - Pittsburgh, PA Roy Hamilton - Bridgnorth, GRB
Patrick Hanrahan - Hatfield, PA Matthew Harmon - Venetia, PA Earl Hauk - Oldsmar, FL
Thomas LaCour - Halethorpe, MD Lyle Lance - Greensboro, NC Martin Laurila - Carney, MI
Sean Letona - Wesley Chapel, FL Brandon Lutz - Hummelstown, PA Jennifer McGuire - Emmitsburg, MD
John Murray - Tewksbury, MA Nathan Ormond - Cardiff, GRB David Parter - Madison, WI
Matthew Popan - Iselin, NJ Joshua Scott - Fort Wayne, IN Brian Sculley - Raleigh, NC
David Sim - Ironwood, MI Joseph Smith - Orlando, FL John Tim - Bradford, PA
Chelsea Ward - Mt. Holly, NJ Laura White - Gibbsboro, NJ Morgan Williams - Raleigh, NC
David Young - Milton, MA Jacqueline Zee-Howard - Gaithersburg, MD

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