Southeastern District Reading Library
The following articles are recommended reading:
USA Hockey Official Rules of Ice Hockey, 2017-21 -- Rulebook for the 2017-2021 seasons.
USA Hockey Official Rules and Casebook of Ice Hockey, 2017-21 -- Combined rulebook and situation manual.
USA Hockey Official Rules of Ice Hockey Junior Edition 2017-21 -- Rulebook specific to the Junior program.
USA Hockey Official Sled Hockey Rulebook-- Includes special rules for sled hockey.
2017-21 Playing Rule Change Summary -- Summary of rule changes for youth and junior rulebooks.
USA Hockey Basic Officials Manual -- Additional guidance on positioning, procedures, and the philosophy of officiating for beginning Referees.
USA Hockey Intermediate Officials Manual -- Advanced information on topics from the Basic Manual.
USA Hockey Advanced Officiating Manual -- Additional guidance for experienced Officials.
USA Hockey Four-Official System Positioning & Mechanics Manual -- Standard positioning guidelines and proper procedures to be used when working the four-official system.
Officiating System Guidelines-- Guidelines for determining when to use the cross-ice, two-, three-, or four-official system.
USA Hockey Off-Ice Officiating Manual -- Procedures for scorekeepers, timekeepers, penalty timekeepers, etc.
USA Hockey Annual Guide-- Bylaws and procedures for USA Hockey. Includes structure and organization of USA Hockey and affiliates.
SafeSport Program Handbook -- The SafeSport Handbook includes the various policies that apply to all USA Hockey Member Programs. SafeSport is designed to protect participants from physical abuse, sexual abuse and other types of abuse and misconduct that can be harmful to youth hockey players.
Step-by-step Guide to Game Reporting -- A PDF version of the on-line game reporting presentation given at all USA Hockey seminars.
HECC Sticker Memorandum -- USA Hockey memo explaining equipment enforcement guidelines
Hockey Canada Equipment Rules Rules to be used when officiating a game with Canadian teams playing in the US.
NCSI Background Screening Program -- Adobe PDF presentation on the NCSI screening service
Code of Conduct -- The USA Hockey Code of Conduct for officials.
USA Hockey Evaluation Manual -- The USA Hockey Evaluators Handbook. (revised 12/6/2014)
USA Hockey Playing Rules Applications -- A summary of how the playing rules are to be applied to the different age levels and leagues.
Physical Assaults on Officials -- Procedures for reporting and adjudicating incidents involving assaults on officials.
The Science and Art of Officiating -- An interesting discussion of the philosophy of refereeing.
USA Hockey Insurance Handbook -- USA Hockey publication containing details on the USA Hockey Insurance program for players, coaches, and officials.