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INSTRUCTOR TRAINING PROGRAM

SEMINAR INSTRUCTOR TRAINING PROGRAM

Each spring, the USA Hockey District Referees-in-Chief send their top prospective Classroom Seminar instructors to the Seminar Instructor Training Program. These programs are coordinated regionally at the United States Olympic Committee training centers in Colorado Springs, CO and Lake Placid, NY.

Application to this program is coordinated by the District Referees-in-Chief, and must be completed by the prescribed deadlines. When selected to attend, participants will receive an invitation by March 15th.

Upon arrival at the four-day program, each participant will be presented with a Classroom Seminar Instructor Manual containing all topic guidelines, on-ice drills, and other material necessary to conduct a USA Hockey Officiating Classroom Seminar. Furthermore, the staff will lecture and demonstrate the basic fundamentals of being an educator.

Topics include,

  • Public Speaking
  • Classroom Management
  • Audio & Visual Aids
  • Conducting On-ice Drills


Each participant will create and present two Classroom Seminar topic presentations in a simulated classroom setting which will be video recorded and critiqued by staff and peers in an effort to improve the skills the participants learn during classroom sessions.

The design of the program develops instructors in a similar fashion (observe and deliver immediate positive and constructive feedback) 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 coordinate 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.


2020 INSTRUCTOR TRAINING SCHEDULE

PROGRAM LOCATION DATE APPLICATION DEADLINE
Eastern U.S. Olympic Training Center - Lake Placid, NY TBD TBD
Western U.S. Olympic Training Center - Colorado Springs, CO TBD TBD

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR USA HOCKEY DISTRICT REFEREE-IN-CHIEF TO INQUIRE ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS.



2019 WESTERN INSTRUCTOR TRAINING SESSION

U.S. Olympic Training Center - Colorado Springs, CO
May 2-5, 2019


STAFF
David LaBuda - Chicago, IL
Karl Olm - Madison, WI
J.B. Olson - Minnetonka, MN
Melissa Szkola - St. Clair Shores, MI
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO

Michaela Bahl - Escondido, CA John Broad - Sheridan, WY Michael Carey - Kalispell, MT
Randall Culver - Nampa, ID Philip Dennie - Omaha, NE Paul Dixon - Peachtree City, GA
Jordan Edwards - Tacoma, WA Jeff Elleraas - Lakeside, CA Nano Espenes - Madison, WI
Mark Hartley - Atwater, CA Douglas Homis - Albuquerque, NM Louis Imbriani - Anchorage, AK
Derrek Jerred - Cheyenne, WY Jason Kitay - Gardena, CA James Kneeland - Rio Rancho, NM
Evan Kornacki - Cadillac, MI John MacDonald - Auburn, WA Chris Margiotta - Lincoln, NE
Chris Munsell - Colorado Springs, CO Justin Nicol - Arlington, WA Eric Olson - Milwaukee, WI
William Olson - Richland, WA Bill Palter - Santa Cruz, CA Justin Peters - Wausau, WI
Robert Pugh - St. Louis, MO Ben Richter - Minnetonka, MN Nathan Schug - Billings, MT
Tyler Telesio - Beaumont, CA Wolf Wendell - Williston, ND Matt Wilhite - Colorado Springs, CO
Chase Wilkinson - Pearland, TX Thomas Williams - E. Wenatchee, WA

2019 EASTERN INSTRUCTOR TRAINING SESSION

U.S. Olympic Training Center - Lake Placid, NY
April 25-28, 2019


STAFF
Sean Jacques - Calumet, MI
David LaBuda - Chicago, IL
Jessica Leclerc - Saco, ME
J.P. Parmentier - Hancock, MI
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO

Thomas Armstrong IV - Mountain Top, PA Trevor Barnard - Valley Cottage, NY Brian Bell - Bergenfield, NJ
Ray Burtoff - Lake Mary, FL Keli Dorynek - Carol Stream, IL Bill Durstein - Huntington, WV
R. Lee Forrey - Lititz, PA Nicholas Gordon - Scarborough, ME Adam Holloway - Marquette, MI
Charly Hurley - Holyoke, MA Isaac Kessler - Ambler, PA Jordan Kraabel - Pascoag, RI
Michelle Lichterman - Mount Prospect, IL Jared McMullen - Cranston, RI Jeffrey Morrison - Holly Ridge, NC
Matt Neubauer - Mount Prospect, IL Max Osipov - Wheeling, IL Chris Pimentel - Newtown, CT
Michelle Van Slyke - Clinton, NY Kyle Walsh - Pittsford, NY David Walters - Middletown, NY
Michael Yates - Burke, VA Dennis Zakroff - Hainesport, NJ Amanda Ziola - Commerce Twp., MI

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