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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. USA Hockey has opened the registration system and is now accepting
registrations and renewals for the 2019-2020 season.
Returning Officials should have received an email from USA Hockey
announcing the new registration start date. You can read more about the
registration process and register at the
USA Hockey Registration
web site page.
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. Search for Southeastern District seminars.
New for this season, seminars in the Southeastern District begin in July and
continue through November. You can
attend any USA Hockey Officiating Seminar nationwide to complete
your annual seminar attendance requirement. For those who live in states that
border another USA Hockey District, check the
USA Hockey Officiating Classroom Seminar page to see if there is a nearby
seminar that may be a better fit for your schedule.
USA Hockey Declaration of Player Safety, Fair Play, and Respect
USA Hockey has released a comprehensive discussion of legal and illegal
body checking that will be a point of emphasis for the 2019-2020 playing
Declaration of Player Safety, Fair Play, and Respect was
provided to all attendees at the USA Hockey Annual Congress in Colorado
Springs. The declaration defines Competitive Contact, the allowable
body contact that occurs at all levels of play. The paper also provides
an in-depth discussion of forms of illegal body contact and provides
guidance for Officials on what forms of body contact should be penalized.
You can read the
USA Hockey USA Hockey Declaration of Player Safety, Fair Play, and Respect
Southeastern District Library.
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
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
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.
You Make the Call!
In a youth Midget (16U) game, Team A has cleared the puck from their defending zone and goes on the attack. Player A1 whips around with a high stick to start skating up the ice, but he accidentally strikes Player B1 in the helmet with his stick. There is a loud crack as the stick hits the helmet. Player B1 is surprised but not injured and there is no impact on the developing play.
What is the Call?
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