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Florida Seminar Added
For those who have not yet attended a USA Hockey seminar, the Florida state
instructional staff has added a final Florida seminar at the Amalie Arena
in Tampa, FL on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The seminar for all levels
will start at 11:00 AM and end about 6:00 PM. Reservations are required.
Go to the
USA Hockey Seminars page
to reserve a place at the seminar.
Maryland Seminar Added
The Maryland Instructional Staff has added a Level 1 and Level 2 seminar at the
Gardens Ice House in Laurel Maryland on December 27 at 10:00 AM. This
seminar is for new Officials or returning Officials who have already registered but
have not yet attended your seminar. Remember, you must attend a seminar at the same
level as your registration.
Special Guest Speaker - We're excited to announce that Megan MacKenzie will be
joining us as special guest speaker at our last 2018-19 USA Hockey Officiating
Seminar! Megan has an outstanding resume, including having
worked the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City and the
2001 & 2000 World Women's Championships. She is currently
an Officiating Supervisor for USA Hockey, NCAA, and NWHL.
There are still seats remaining! Again, it is scheduled for Thursday, 12/27
from 10 AM - 3 PM at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel! You must go to the
USA Hockey Seminars page
to reserve your seat at this event.
2019 Southeastern District Select Camp
The 2019 Southeastern District Select Camp will be held May 8-12, 2019 at
Extreme Ice in Indian Trail, (Charlotte) NC. The DSC, also known as the
Official's Development Camp, is an advanced training camp held in
conjunction with the Southeastern District Hockey Festival. The
festival is where age qualified youth players will be trying
out for teams that will compete at the national level. You
will receive advanced training and work live games with
some of the best players in the district.
As the name implies, you must be selected to attend the DSC. Attendance is
limited to 18 participants. You must be a fully registered Southeastern
District Official, Level 2 or higher, age 18 or above. More information
is available at DSC announcement
and online application form. You can also download
or Word copy of the DSC
announcement submit the application by mail. Electronic
submission is preferred. Applications are due not later than
Friday, February 1, 2019.
USA Hockey Policy Regarding Officials Participating in Non-USA Hockey Sanctioned Games
Affiliate and officials' organizations may establish and use reasonable criteria, rules,
and procedures for selection and scheduling of officials for games within their jurisdiction.
There are numerous valid reasons why an Affiliate, officials' organization, or scheduler
may select one official over another for a particular game, league, or level of play.
However, no USA Hockey official may be penalized, threatened, excluded, or made
ineligible for officiating USA Hockey games based on that official being certified by
or officiating games that are not sanctioned by USA Hockey or are sanctioned by some
other entity. Many USA Hockey officials work games not under USA Hockey authority (e.g. NCAA,
Canadian Hockey League, East Coast Hockey League, National Federation of High Schools, etc.).
To be sure, an official will not receive the benefits of USA Hockey, including insurance
coverage, supervision, disciplinary process and enforcement, etc., while officiating a
game not sanctioned by USA Hockey and that official is not permitted to wear a USA
Hockey crest (patch) on their sweater during a game not sanctioned by USA Hockey. To
reiterate, no Affiliate may, and no Affiliate shall permit an official's organization
or scheduler under its control to punish, threaten, black-ball, or make any official
ineligible for USA Hockey games based on the official becoming certified by another
entity, or officiating games that are not sanctioned by USA Hockey. Most hockey programs
and officials associations endeavor to consider their officials to be independent
contractors; to place restrictions on officials from officiating non-sanctioned games
may place that independent contractor status as rick, and subject the hockey program
or officials association to other liabilities.
You Make the Call!
During a youth Bantam (U-14) game, Player A1 is defending his goal. Opposing forward B1 is parked outside the crease, hoping to get a deflection. A1 attempts to obstruct B1's view of the action by rubbing B1's facemask in a "facewash" action.
What is the Call?
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