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:
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.
New officials should email their contact information to the following address
Please email to the attention of Biff Murphy, our scheduler-in-chief.
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.
Contact The Scheduler if you have any questions or concerns.
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.
IT IS NOT 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
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.
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.
The Documents page has been updated with new links. It’s worth taking a gander, there are some useful links there.
In other news, USA Hockey has updated their website. It’s better, but not by much. The Game Report section, they call it Incident Report and it is broken, imagine our surprise.
As soon as it is functioning, we will update everyone.
The pdf of the new USA Hockey Rulebook is available.
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org