Remaining 2022-23 ADP Schedule of Events

Advance Development Program

DateLocationClass TimeTopic
12/7/22ZOOM (virtual)6p-9p CSTTBD
1/4/2023ZOOM (virtual)6p-9p CSTTBD
2/1/23ZOOM (virtual)6p-9p CSTTBD
3/1/23ZOOM (virtual)6p-9p CSTTBD
3/15/23ZOOM (virtual)6p-9p CSTAHAI Player Development Pre-meeting
4/5/23ZOOM (virtual)6p-9p CSTSeason Wrap-up

For specific questions please contact the instructor staff.

Brad Baumruck: adp@ihoa.com
Brett Straley: brettstraley@gmail.com
Scott Gaffney: scottgaffney92@gmail.com

For information about the program please visit this page

Registration Process

IHOA receives USA Hockey registration data daily. In most cases, IHOA has your USA Hockey registration data approximately 24 hours after you register. In some instances, the process can take up to 48 hours. Please register with USA Hockey well in advance of attempting to register for your IHOA seminar.

Online registration for USA Hockey Officiating Program membership for the season began on June 1, 2022 and ends on December 31, 2022. All incomplete 2022-23 Season registrations must be completed by 11:59pm MT, February 28, 2023.

New Officials (Never Been Registered)

  • All persons who have never registered with USA Hockey as an Ice Hockey Official must register at Level 1 for the first season. All registration requirements must be completed, and you must have your Card and Crest in hand before you may accept assignments.

Returning Officials

  • Returning officials may apply for one level higher than their completed registration level the previous season. Officials are allowed to take one season as “unregistered” or “incomplete” and return at the same level they were last completely registered at with the exception of Level 4. Level 1 completely registered officials are allowed to take one season off and still be eligible for Level 2 the following season. The level that each returning official is eligible for is designated on the online officiating application.
    • An official who is 16 years old (or older) at the time current-season Membership Registration opens and has completed two (or more) seasons of officiating registration, must register as a Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4 based on eligibility.
    • You will need your USA Hockey Officials ID number. This number will be 6-8 digits in length (it does NOT contain letters). This number can also be found in your registration verification email from USA Hockey (all officials) or on your 20-21 registration card (returning officials complete in 20-21).
  • Once the online Membership Registration application has been submitted to the National Office, an official cannot change the registration level they have applied for.

 

If you have any other questions about seminars or the registration process,

please contact the Registrar  for the State of Illinois, or

fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

 

*You must first be registered with USA Hockey as an official before you may register with IHOA.*


 

FIRST: USA Hockey on-line

Membership Registration: usahockeyregistration.com

and

Register for a seminar:  https://www.usahockey.com/officialseminars

SECOND: IHOA on-line

Register for the same seminar as USAH’s registration: IHOA SEMINARS


 

 **2022-23 REGISTRATION** 

Classification Requirements

Click here for USA Hockey Registration Rules & Policies

LEVEL 1 Complete  

LEVEL 2 Complete  

  • Must complete USA Hockey online Membership Registration
    • NOTE: Ensure that your registration level with USA Hockey matches your seminar attendance. If they do not MATCH your registration will automatically be set at Level 1.
  • Must submit Registration Fee ($90.00 + separate IHOA fee)
  • Must have been Level 1 or higher (Complete) within the last two seasons
  • Must attain an Open Book Exam score of 60/75 (or higher)
  • Must attend and complete a Level 2 officiating seminar
  • Must complete Level 2 Online Education curriculum
  • Must complete SafeSport training (if 2005 Birth Year, or older)
  • Must complete and maintain a USA Hockey sanctioned criminal Background Screen if 18(+) years old on June 1, 2022

Questions? Contact the IHOA Registrar 

LEVEL 3 Complete

  • Must complete USA Hockey online Membership Registration
    • NOTE: Ensure that your registration level with USA Hockey matches your IHOA seminar attendance. If they do not MATCH your registration will automatically set at Level 1.
  • Must submit Registration Fee ($90.00 + separate IHOA fee)
  • Must have been Level 2 or higher (Complete) during the previous season
  • Must attain an Open Book Exam score of 85/100** (or higher)
  • Must attend and complete a Level 3 officiating seminar
  • Must complete Level 3 Online Education curriculum
  • Must complete SafeSport training (if 2005 Birth Year, or older)
  • Must complete and maintain a USA Hockey sanctioned criminal Background Screen if 18(+) years old on June 1, 2022

**Level 3 TENURED OFFICIALS must attain an Open Book Exam score of 45/50.

LEVEL 4 Complete

  • Must complete USA Hockey online Membership Registration
    • NOTE: Ensure that your registration level with USA Hockey matches your IHOA seminar attendance. If they do not MATCH your registration will automatically be set at Level 1.
  • Must submit Registration Fee ($90.00 + separate IHOA fee)
  • Must have been Level 3 or 4 (Complete) last season
  • Must attain an Open Book Exam score of 90/100** (or higher)
  • Must attend and complete a Level 4 officiating seminar
  • Must complete Level 4 Online Education curriculum
  • Must complete SafeSport training (if 2005 Birth Year, or older)
  • Must complete and maintain a USA Hockey sanctioned criminal Background Screen if 18(+) years old on June 1, 2022

**Level 4 TENURED OFFICIALS must attain an Open Book Exam score of 45/50.

IMPORTANT NOTES  

  • An official may not change their Registration Level to a higher level once online Membership Registration is completed.
    • NOTE: Anyone who has never officiated must register at Level 1 for the first season. Only the District Referee‐in‐Chief may make exceptions to this rule prior to registration that would foster registration at Level 2 (ex: the applicant has extensive hockey officiating experience.)  No first‐time registered official may register above Level 2 for the first season.

 

*You must first be registered with USA Hockey as an official before you may register with IHOA.*

 


FIRST: USA Hockey on-line

Membership Registration: usahockeyregistration.com

and

Register for a seminar:  https://www.usahockey.com/officialseminars

SECOND: IHOA on-line

Register for the same seminar as USAH’s registration: IHOA SEMINARS


Still have questions on registration?

Question regarding registration with IHOA? Complete the following information

 

National Level Background Screening Policy

In compliance with new requirements from the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), USA Hockey has launched a new national-level background screening program.

WHEN DOES THE NATIONAL BACKGROUND SCREENING PROGRAM BEGIN? The new national program begins April 1, 2020, in conjunction with the opening of registration for the 2020-21 season. USA Hockey has selected NCSI to provide its background screening, a company that is the gold standard in the industry.

WHO HAS TO GET SCREENED? All adult coaches, officials, board members, employees, volunteers, and anyone else who will have regular contact with, or authority over, athletes under the age of 18 are required to submit to a background screen before any such contact with those athletes.

DIDN’T USA HOCKEY PREVIOUSLY REQUIRE BACKGROUND SCREENING? USA Hockey has had a background screening policy in place since the 1993-94 season. The responsibility to ensure background screening took place was handled through the appropriate USA Hockey Affiliate. That will no longer be the process and instead, the background screening program will be handled at the national level using NCSI. This will provide consistency, enhance USA Hockey’s world-leading SafeSport program, and comply with the requirements given to USA Hockey by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee.

KEY SCREENING DETAILS For members who were last screened through their Affiliate after April 1, 2019, for the 2019-20 season, their screens will be valid for the 2020-21 season, and will not need to be screened under the new system until prior to the 2021-22 season. If a member’s most recent screen is from prior to April 1, 2019, the member, if in a position that requires a background screen, will need to be screened under the new system in order to participate in the upcoming 2020-21 season. All new screens submitted through the new NCSI national screening program after April 1, 2020, will be valid for two seasons. For example, a screen submitted and approved on April 15, 2020, will be valid through the end of the 2021-22 season, which is August 31, 2022.

WHAT DOES IT COST? Background screens through NCSI under the national program will cost $30 for all domestic screens. For international screens (members who have lived outside of the U.S. for six consecutive months in any one country during the past 7 years) the fee in $150. If that country is solely Canada, the fee is $75.

 

Rev 6/1/2020

2022-2023 IHOA Registration Update

As the hockey season is winding down and summer is rapidly approaching, IHOA has been hard at work getting ready to start the 2022-23 season strong with our seminars beginning in Mid-July.  As we look back at this year, we are extremely proud of our entire membership for their dedication and resilience in working through this pandemic as everyone adjusts to the new normal.  For 2022-23, IHOA has 32 seminars confirmed with the intention of adding more.

USA hockey registration has opened as of June 1st.

 IHOA plans on opening our registration on July 1st at 8 am. 

In accordance with USA Hockey’s guidelines for this upcoming season, IHOA’s seminars will be structured as the follows:

Level 1’s

  • Hybrid model consisting of (1) night of virtual classroom through Zoom (4 Hours)
  • (1) In-person session including on-ice instruction & in-person classrooms (4 Hours)

Level 2’s

  • Hybrid model consisting of (1) night of virtual classroom through Zoom (4 hours)
  • (1) In-person on-ice session partnered with a brief classroom meeting immediately after or prior to the ice portion (2 Hours)

Level 3’s

  • (1) Virtual classroom session through Zoom (4 Hours)

Level 4’s

  • (1) Virtual classroom session through Zoom (4 Hours)

 

USA hockey registration has opened as of June 1st.

IHOA plans on opening our registration on July 1st at 8am.

Confirmed Seminars to date:

Level 1’s

These will be hosted on-site at the rinks listed below, all with an accompanying virtual session that will take place on the Thursday prior to the below date.  All candidates must attend BOTH sessions to receive credit, and the sessions must occur in conjunction with the assigned virtual/in-person session.  There will be no mixing & matching, if you sign up for an in-person session on the weekend, you must be available the Thursday that immediately precedes it.

      • August 7th, 2022 – Fifth Third Ice Arena – Chicago
      • August 13th, 2022 – Rolling Meadows Community Center – Rolling Meadows
      • August 14th, 2022 – Fox Valley Ice Arena – Geneva
      • August 14th, 2022 – Mount Prospect Ice Arena – Mount Prospect
      • August 20th, 2022 – Rocket Ice Arena – Bollingbrook
      • August 21st, 2022 – Darien Sportsplex – Darien
      • August 28th, 2022 – Robert Crown Community Center – Evanston
      • September 11th, 2022 – Arctic Ice Arena – Orland Park
      • September 17th, 2022 – Glacier Ice Arena – Vernon Hills
      • September 24th, 2022 – Triphahn Ice Arena – Hoffman Estates

Level 2’s

These will be hosted on-site at the rinks listed below, all with an accompanying virtual session that will take place on the Thursday prior to the below date.  All candidates must attend BOTH sessions to receive credit, and the sessions must occur in conjunction with the assigned virtual/in-person session.  There will be no mixing & matching, if you sign up for an in-person session on the weekend, you must be available the Thursday that immediately precedes it.

      • August 7th, 2022 – Fifth Third Ice Arena – Chicago
      • August 14th, 2022 – Fox Valley Ice Arena – Geneva
      • August 20th, 2022 – Rocket Ice Arena – Bollingbrook
      • August 21st, 2022 – Darien Sportsplex – Darien
      • September 17th, 2022 – Glacier Ice Arena – Vernon Hills
      • September 24th, 2022 – Triphahn Ice Arena – Hoffman Estates

Level 3’s

These will be full virtual sessions hosted on the dates listed below:

      • July 13th, 2022
      • July 27th, 2022
      • August 10th, 2022
      • August 24th, 2022
      • September 7th, 2022
      • September 21st, 2022
      • October 5th, 2022
      • October 19th, 2022

Level 4’s

These will be full virtual sessions hosted on the dates listed below:

      • July 13th, 2022
      • July 27th, 2022
      • August 10th, 2022
      • August 24th, 2022
      • September 7th, 2022
      • September 21st, 2022
      • October 5th, 2022
      • October 19th, 2022

 

We sincerely hope you can join us for our seminars, and we promise that you will not be disappointed with the perspective & knowledge you gain from looking from “our” point of view.  Hockey is, and always will be, the greatest game on earth.  Join us and help us continue to grow our great sport right here in Illinois.

Any questions on registration or certification for the upcoming season can be directed to Registrar@ihoa.com

 

We hope to see you all later this summer,

Anthony Fiorito

IHOA Registrar

 

2022 IHOA Board of Directors, Committees, & Scholarships

Hello Fellow IHOA officials,

Let me introduce myself, I’m Brad Baumruck the newly appointed Referee in Chief of Illinois by the IHOA board.  While I’ve been an official for 24 seasons- an IHOA board member, a Seminar Committee member, and the Development Program Coordinator- none of these accolades mean anything to what our officiating community did in this past season.  The dedicated men and women of Illinois filled games all season when it seemed impossible; my hat’s off to you all!  The players appreciate it, even if our engagements with the select few made our lives awful.

I would like to point out that our past RIC, Eric Cowsill, was a unique individual who carried our association through one of the most difficult times we have ever faced.  Under his leadership, and in conjunction with Steven Rickard, we were able to still stay together and train.  As most of you may know, Eric was in attendance for almost every seminar for the past 2 years; his commitment was a major part of our success in securing our community to keep operating.  Unfortunately, he has stepped away this season, he will be missed.  We should all wish him well in his new endeavors.

Moving forward the IHOA board of directors happened Monday, May 9th.   Every election there are 5 board spots open.  Dave Zednik, Sam Celbuski, and Eric Cowsill choose not to re-run.  This season those 3 spots were filled with new members Scott Gaffney, Dan Zaloudek, and Todd Permut.  Anthony Fiorito and John Dunne remain in their past positions on the board.  Thank you to all the past board members, current board members, and new board members.

The election results were in no particular order:

  • John Dunne
  • Anthony Fiorito
  • Scott Gaffney
  • Todd Permut
  • Dan Zaloudek

Jeff Pachocca was not elected to this term but his dedication and enthusiasm to dedicate his time is appreciated.

The Executive Board of directors is as follows:

  • Brad Baumruck- Referee in Chief
  • Steven Rickard- IHOA President
  • Carl Sassolino- IHOA Vice president
  • Geoff Schlender- Treasurer
  • Erika Greenen- Secretary

The committee chairs are as follows:

  • Joe Guzzardi- Rules and Ethics
  • Brain Fisher- Seminars
  • Anthony Fiorito- Registrar
  • Brett Straley- Performance, Education, & Development (PED)

 

IHOA awarded 4 scholarships this year as well, the scholarships are awarded on officiating status, student status, and recommendations.  Congratulations to the following:

  • Marissa Lyons
  • Luke Ballentyne
  • Alexander Eilert
  • Matthew Ligeski

We all hope they do well in their goals of knowledge in the future in officiating and in their academic growth.

 

IHOA also awarded a presidential award for an official going above and beyond the duties of officiating.  We had an official during a game give CPR to a fan incapacitated and still complete his assignments.  Steven Rickard has graciously awarded the first presidential award to Mr. Todd Permut.

The new season is coming, get rested up, enjoy your families.  USAH registration opens June 1.  IHOA plans on being open by July 1 and seminars will start in August.  Please watch IHOA.COM for updates.

 

The entire board thanks you all for what you do, and we hope your summer is relaxing. We all look forward to seeing you around the rinks soon. If anyone has questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at ADP@IHOA.COM

 

All the best to you and your families,

 

Brad Baumruck- Referee in Chief

 Steven Rickard-  IHOA President

Reminder: How to Handle 601 violations

IHOA Officials-

Please remember how we officials are to handle situations that violate 601, especially (e3).

 

If the slurs/offensive language was not heard by the official(s):

1. Talk to both coaching staff/benches and

2. Send in an incident report.