skip navigation



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 TBA
Western Program U.S. Olympic Training Center - Colorado Springs, CO TBA


U.S. Olympic Training Center - Colorado Springs, CO
May 3-6, 2018

David LaBuda - Chicago, IL
Jack Nolan - Columbia, MD
J.P. Parmentier - Hancock, MI
Jackie Spresser - Thornton, CO
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO

James Acebedo - N. Little Rock, AR Matthew Bliss - Poway, CA Samantha Cebulski - Geneva, IL
George Cecala - Itasca, IL Evan Chapman - Glen Allen, VA Greg Doyle - White Bear Lake, MN
Melissa Doyle - White Bear Lake, MN Sam Farrington - Bloomington, MN Kurt Friederich - Telluride, CO
Anthony Frusciano - Anthem, AZ Jeffrey Graham - La Mesa, CA Kyler Harris - Belgrade, MT
Benjamin Herrera - Pearl City, HI Christopher Hubbard - Blue Springs, MO Edward Ill - W. Des Moines, IA
Kajsa Jackson - Omaha, NE Jenna Janshen - Miles City, MT Brooke Johnson - Kansas City, MO
Thomas Kahn - Omaha, NE Michael Kephart - Rice, MN Chris Lee - Laramie, WY
David Lehmann - Fishers, IN David Liegakos - Missoula, MT Keith Martelle - Surrey, ND
Stephen Martin - Durango, CO Ryan McGovern - Telluride, CO Brian McQuade - River Falls, WI
Ian Miller - Fullerton, CA Darren Moser - La Crescent, MN Gabriel O'Lena - Anchorage, AK
Nathaniel O'Lena - Soldotna, AK Anthony Rahm - Appleton, WI Scott Reed - Shakopee, MN
Ken Tomozawa - Carmel, IN Brittany Trani - Huntington Beach, CA Robert Wambaugh - Incline Village, NV
Ned Wilde - Beaverton, OR


U.S. Olympic Training Center - Lake Placid, NY
April 19-22, 2018

David LaBuda - Chicago, IL
Jason Lortie - Fort Myers, FL
Doug Sorensen - Brookings, SD
Steve Tatro - Two Harbors, MN
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO

Paul Ciaccia - Dallas, PA Chase Coleman - Brookpark, OH Erika Greenen - Nashville, TN
Chris Hoy - Laotto, INq Zach Hughes - Ithaca, NY Jim Josephson - Matthews, NC
Matthew Kreinces - Dix Hills, NY John Kwong - Greensboro, NC Royce Lawrence - Queensbury, NY
Maris Lazdins - Columbia, SC Tyler Loftus - Duryea, PA Frank Pasquale - Flushing, NY
Kirk Souza - Buzzards Bay, MA Tod Toter - Westmont, IL Richard Tyson - Alpharetta, GA
Todd Vangieri - Royersford, PA Frederick Viall - Schenectady, NY David Winiarski - Ithaca, NY
Patrick Woodward - Narragansett, RI Gerald Young - Elkridge, MD Michael Ziegler - Easton, MD

Officiating News