2016 Disabled Hockey Workshop


USA  Hockey will be hosting a free Disabled Hockey Workshop in Nashville September 30 thru Oct. 2 at Ford Ice Center. As Sled Hockey continues to grow across the country the need for officials grows also. Here is another chance to become more involved with growing the game. And again, IT IS FREE.!

Also, Ford Ice will be hosting the 7th Annual USA Hockey Sled Classic, Presented by the NHL,  November 17 thru 20th.  So this would be a great opportunity to learn and prepare to ref some Sled Hockey games.

For more information:



2016 Seminars

Registration for the 2016 season is upon us. Seminars have been scheduled for August 27 at Centennial Sportsplex and September 18 at Ford Ice Center. You should be able to register for these seminars on USAHockey.com after you have registered yourself for the season.



Added Seminar Monday October 20th

We’ve added a seminar on the evening of Monday, October 20th at 630pm. The seminar will be held at Joe Castelli’s house. Here is a link to his address.

October 20 Seminar Location

Go to the USA Seminar Registration page here to register for the seminar.


Filter the search by district (Southeast) and state and our seminar will be listed first. Register for that one.

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Contact The Scheduler if you have any questions or concerns.


10/11 Referee Seminar

The seminar location for Friday is Nissan North America’s Headquarters in Cool Springs. The USA Hockey website and the seminar registration has it at A-Game.


The seminar will be held at the Nissan Americas building on I-65 and Cool Springs Blvd.

When you enter the building go to the right down a short hallway marked Vendor Rooms.  Look for Room 114.  You won’t have to clear security – just walk in.  I’ll have an easel or something there saying USA Hockey or my name on it.


Day: Friday, October 11, 2013

Time: 600-900pm

Room: (1-114)

Address: One Nissan Way Franklin, TN 37067

Parking: Park wherever you can in front of the building or in the large open lot just south of the main entrance.

See you Friday, if you are attending.

New Seminar Scheduled

We have a new date scheduled for a seminar in October for you referees who could not attend the August gatherings.

We’ll be holding a seminar on Friday, October 11th at 600pm.

10 points if you can guess the seminar location.


See you all in October.

New USA Hockey Rulebook

The pdf of the new USA Hockey Rulebook is available.

2013-17 USA Hockey Rulebook PDF









It is a posted here TAIHO Documents and the Summary of Penalties, useful for quick rule lookup when writing game reports also appears there.

Why does the cover for the current rule book, that we are supposed to use for the next 4 seasons, have a picture of a referee with no visor, when USA Hockey is now requiring us to wear visors?

Upcoming Seminar Info and Files

In advance of the seminars this weekend, we have a few presentations for your viewing enjoyment.

The first is a how to submit game reports online. Click the image to download and view the file.








The second is the rule changes for the next 4 years. Click the image to download and view the file.








And the final is the training that we are required to do this season. Click the image to download the file.








If you have any questions, as always please email me at taihoscheduler@gmail.com or at gongshowref@gmail.com.


August 2013 Seminars

Recertification seminars in Middle Tennessee will be held this month.

The dates are as follows:

Saturday August 17th at A-Game Sportsplex

Sunday August 18th at Centennial Sportsplex

More details can be found on seminars in the state at Southeastrefs.org

The direct link to register on USAHockey.com is here:


If you have any questions, need assistance, or for any other conceivable request, please contact Biff by email at taihoscheduler@gmail.com