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Seminars Now Posted on Seminar Page

Seminars won't start until August, but we have the early seminar lists posted now on the Seminars Page for your planning purposes. This list will be updated weekly. You can see the current course catalog at the USA Hockey Courses page. That catalog is updated as soon as the state instructional staff finalizes the seminar details.

You must register with USA Hockey before you can reserve a seat at a seminar. USA Hockey will open the registration system on August 1. So after August 1, go to the USA Hockey Registration page and submit your registration for the 2018-2019 season. Then go to the USA Hockey Courses page and reserve your seat at a seminar.

USA Hockey Open and Closed Book Tests

USA Hockey has changed the open and closed book tests. The old 100-question open book test has been replaced by a set of Level-specific open book tests. Level 1 Officials will take a 50 question, Level 1 specific rules exam where 35 is a passing score. Level 2 Officials are required to pass a different 50 question Level 2 specific open book test where 40 is a passing grade and a new Level 2 specific closed book test where 24 out of 30 questions is passing. Level 3 and Level 4 Officials will also have Level-specific open and closed book tests where 45 out of 50 is passing for the open book and 40 out of 50 is passing for the closed book tests.

Also new this year, returning Level 3 and 4 Officials will have the option to "test out" of the elective portion of the online curriculum. You will still be required to complete the core online seminar modules, but returning Level 3's and 4's will not be required to repeat the elective modules.

Registration System Changes

USA Hockey is changing the rules for registering at the various levels. Starting this year, if you are over the age of 16, you will only be allowed to remain a Level 1 for two years. Level 1 Officials under age 16 may remain at Level 1 until they reach age 16 as of August 1 of the current calendar year. If you are over 16 and have been Level 1 for two years or more, you will only be allowed to register as Level 2.

Level 1 Officials are encouraged to advance to Level 2 after one year, but you must move to Level 2 after the second year as a Level 1. The Officiating Development Program adds advanced topics to the instructional curriculum at the higher levels. This change is intended to encourage Officials to advance and improve their officiating skills.

USA Hockey has also revised the registration fee structure for the 2018-2019 season. The Level 1 registration fee will be $45 plus a $10 Officiating Program Fee. The registration fee for all other levels will be $90 plus the $10 Officiating Program Fee.

Seminar Instructors

Seminar season will soon be upon us. USA Hockey Officiating Education seminars are held each year between August and November. The seminars are taught by volunteer instructors who have completed the USA Hockey Instructor Training Camp. Prospective instructors are selected by the District Referee-in-Chief to attend the training camps held in Lake Plaid, NY and Colorado Springs, CO.

If you are interested in volunteering to be a USA Hockey seminar instructor, you can read more about the USA Hockey Seminar Instructor Training Program on the USA Hockey webiste. We will post announcements here and on the Training Page about applying for Instructor Training Camp. Applications are usually due in early March for the camps held in April and May. Contact your State Supervisor of Officials for more information or talk to a seminar instructor when you go to your seminar this fall.

Southeastern District Organization

USA Hockey is organized by district. There are 13 districts across the country. We are in the Southeastern District, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The District Officials organization supports the Southeastern District Affiliates who manage the leagues, coaches and players in the District. The Southeastern District is composed of four Affiliates, the Carolina Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA), Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association (PVAHA), Southern Amateur Hockey Association (SAHA) and Statewide Amateur Hockey of Florida (SAHOF). There are links to each of the Afficiate web sites on the Links Page.

The Southeastern District Staff is your connection to the overall USA Hockey organization. We are responsible for conducting the Officiating Education Seminars including the District Select Camp and District Officiating Seminar. In addition to running the seminars, the District Staff is available to assist with any USA Hockey registration issues. The Southeastern District Screening Coordinator administers Referee background screening for the local Affiliates. The District Referee-in-Chief and his staff supervise the officating for USA Hockey National Championships held within the District. We are also responsible for Referee evaluations and reporting assaults on Officials within the District.

Most game assignments are managed by local Officials associations. Those local associations with web sites are listed on the Links Page. If you are looking to work a game, contact your local Officials association for their assignment procedures. If you live in an area not covered by a local association, contact your state or local Supervisor of Officials. State and Local Supervisors are listed on the state pages on this web site.

You Make the Call!

In Team A's Defending Zone a stoppage of play occurs due to the goaltender making a save. After the stoppage, an altercation occurs between a defending and attacking player. Defending Team A Player #4 is assessed a minor for roughing. Attacking Team B Player #12 is assessed a minor for slashing and a minor for roughing. Team B is required to put a substitute player in the penalty box to serve the extra minor penalty on Player #12 and will play shorthanded for two minutes. Where will the face-off be held?

What is the Call?

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