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USA Hockey Registration Begins

As we mentioned earlier, USA Hockey has changed the date that you can register as an Official. Starting with the 2019-2020 season, USA Hockey will begin accepting registrations on June 1. Since June 1 falls on a weekend, they have announced that they will be opening the USA Hockey registration web site on May 28, 2019. Returning Officials should have received an email from USA Hockey announcing the new registration start date.

The Southeastern District Instructional Staff is arranging for seminars. All available seminars are posted on the USA Hockey Officiating Classroom Seminar page. We also have the seminar list posted on the Seminar page. The Southeastern District site may lag the USA Hockey site, so be sure to check the USA Hockey site for the latest information. You must register for a seminar on the USA Hockey site.

Advanced Officiating Symposium

USA Hockey is accepting reservations for the first annual Advanced Officiating Symposium for Officials applying for the new Tenured Official status. The Symposium will be held July 26-28, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN. Registration is open only to Officials who have been completely registered as Level 3 or Level 4 for the previous three seasons. Attendees are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and meals with discounted room rates available at the symposium venue, the Minneapolis Airport Marriott. The registration fee for the Symposium is $475. The cut-off date for reservations is July 5, 2019. You can download a copy of the Symposium flyer here

The 2019 Advanced Officiating Symposium will feature 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 LaRue, Brian 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.

Attendance at the Advanced Officiating Symposium is required in order to earn Tenured status. Tenured Officials will not be required to attend an annual Officiating Education classroom seminar or pass the closed book test in order to renew their registration. In order to renew their annual registration, Tenured Officials will be required to complete an abbreviated Online Education Module and pass of the Open Book Rules test. Background screening and SafeSport is still required. Tenured status will continue as long as the Official maintains his or her completed registration status. You must be a completely registered Level 3 or Level 4 Official for the previous three seasons in order to apply for Tenured status.

You can read more about the USA Hockey Tenured Official program and the Annual Officiating Symposium at the USA Hockey USA Hockey Tenured Officials page.

USA Hockey Insurance Program

By registering as a member of USA Hockey you are automatically enrolled in the USA Hockey insurance program. If you are a registered USA Hockey member and you are injured while participating in a USA Hockey sanctioned activity, you may be eligible to file a claim for medical expenses not covered by your primary insurance. If you have no other medical insurance, the USA Hockey coverage may pay for covered expenses subject to a $3,500 deductible.

In addition to medical insurance, the USA Hockey insurance program also provides liability insurance in the event that you are named in a lawsuit for an incident that occurred during a USA Hockey-sanctioned event. This covers injuries suffered by a participant where there are allegations of negligence by an Official.

The Southeastern District Referee-in-Chief must be immediately informed of a potential insurance claim. The procedures for filing a claim are described on the USA Hockey Claims Reporting page and here on the Southeastern District USA Hockey Claims Reporting page. In addition, we have posted the USA Hockey Insurance Handbook in the Southeastern District document library.

How Do I Find my Local Supervisor of Officials?

We have all the state and local supervisors for the Southeastern District listed here on the web site. State Supervisors can be found on the Staff page. Not all states have local supervisors. However, if your State Supervisor has appointed local supervisors, you can find all the local supervisors listed on their corresponding state page. Use the State pulldown on the main menu to select your state.

You should contact your state or local supervisor with questions about officiating or your USA Hockey registration. The Southeastern District covers 11 states and the District of Columbia, so you should get in touch with the supervisor closest to you for answers. Your local supervisor will be more familiar with local issues. If your local supervisor can't help, they will be able to get in touch with the appropriate staff member who can help.

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