ADP Sessions scheduled

Advance Development Program

DATELOCATIONCLASS TIMEICE TIMETOPIC
8/28/22Evanston1050a-1150aADP Evaluations
8/31/22Willowbrook530p-630pADP Evaluations
9/7/22ZOOM (virtual)6p-9p3 & 4 Officials Systems Positioning
9/14/22ZOOM (virtual)6p-9pNCAA & ACHA
10/5/22ZOOM (virtual)6p-9pReferee/Penalty Discussions
11/2/22ZOOM (virtual)6p-9pLinesman Discussions
12/7/22ZOOM (virtual)6p-9pTBD
1/4/2023ZOOM (virtual)6p-9pTBD
2/1/23ZOOM (virtual)6p-9pTBD
3/1/23ZOOM (virtual)6p-9pTBD
3/15/23ZOOM (virtual)6p-9pAHAI Player Development Pre-meeting
4/5/23ZOOM (virtual)6p-9pSeason Wrap-up

 

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2021-25 USAH RULES

Today, September 1, 2021,

USAH’s new rules are in effect.

Central District RIC Sjoukje Brown stepping down

July 14, 2021 Colleagues and Fellow Zebras in the Central District-

As you know, I have had the honor of serving USA Hockey’s Central District as the District Referee-in-Chief since 2015. This is a role that I never imagined myself taking when I first started officiating, and I have had to follow in some amazing footsteps (Chet Stewart, Bill Spohn, Dave LaBuda, Bob Cunningham). Life takes unexpected turns and twists, and I was in the right place at the right time to assume this role and lead this district with the passion it deserves. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that the Central District Affiliate Presidents, in selecting me, selected the first female District Referee-in-Chief in USA Hockey history. What an incredible honor! In my tenure we have developed a district plan encompassing communication, recruitment, education, development, evaluation, retention, and fiscal responsibility. We have sent so many officials to National tournaments and camps, where they work championship games repeatedly. We celebrated the success of our IIHF certified officials as they officiated the Olympic Games, World Championships, and many other tournaments. We participated in rewriting curriculum for seminars and “reimaged” the Central District camp structure. Annually we hold a Summer Summit for all Central District Officiating Program Staff, bringing all of our affiliate officiating groups (IHOA, MIHOA, WIHOA, and Midwest) together for a weekend of strategic planning around our six areas of concentration and to network with each other for solutions to issues we face. Each of our affiliates is so unique that these summit opportunities have been welcome as a way to exchange information and to work together to reinforce our standing as a district at the forefront of the officiating community. In short, we have done much “heavy lifting”.

As I said earlier, life takes unexpected turns and twists. Recently I made the decision to move to the Austin, TX area so that my daughter could grow up near family (we have a large extended family here), and so that I could assist my mother as she ages. Though I can attribute many of my positive life experiences to hockey, the best one thus far is being “Mommy” to my daughter, Tenley. I LOVE officiating, and thank God each night for what being a zebra has brought to my life. I have a lifelong hockey family and have had SO many opportunities to skate amazing levels of men’s and women’s hockey across the country. I will always cherish my hockey life. That being said, it is with a heavy heart that I have decided that due to distance and life’s demands, it is time for me to step away from my role as Central District RIC. Sometimes we officials have to make tough calls, and though this call is the toughest I’ve had to make, it is also the best one.

I will continue to work with the Central District to assist Tim Richter as he transitions into the District Referee-in-Chief role, and I will always be available to help. I thank you for your trust in me over the past six years, and I look forward to seeing you in a rink somewhere, someday. My phone number will remain the same, and my personal email address is: referette@gmail.com. Thank you ALL for your dedication to the Central District and to the officiating program. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve you.

 

Yours in hockey,

Sjoukje Brown

USA Hockey Central District Referee-in-Chief

 

Seminar Information **UPDATED 7/5/21**

**2021-22 Registration**

USA Hockey has various requirements for each certification level. Please visit www.usahockey.com for information.

To be completely registered, you must meet both IHOA and USA Hockey requirements.

**UPDATED 7/5/21: Minimum age for IHOA membership: 12 years old as of December 31 of the current year. **

and MUST WORK FIRST GAME WITH A MENTOR. INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THEIR SEMINAR.

 

FIRST: Register with USA Hockey on-line

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

SECOND: Register on-line for an IHOA SEMINAR

***Registration will open Wednesday, July 7, 2021 @ 8:00 AM***

 

YOU MUST HAVE A VISOR FOR THE ON-ICE PORTION OF YOUR SEMINAR. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

**PLEASE NOTE THE START AND END TIMES FOR YOUR SEMINAR.**

Space at all Seminars is LIMITED! Admittance at all Seminars will require pre-registration and pre-payment.

ALL Level 1 officials under the age of 18 by July 1 of the current year will be required to have a parent or guardian attend a short session at the beginning of the seminar. This meeting will outline how to become an official, how to get games, what to do if you have a problem with fans, and the responsibilities of the on-ice official.

FIRST: Register with USA Hockey on-line

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

SECOND: Register on-line for an IHOA SEMINAR

***Registration will open Wednesday, July 7, 2021 @ 8:00 AM***

 

If you have any other questions about seminars, that are not found on the FAQs page, or the registration process (name changes, registration account mistake, etc…) please contact the IHOA Registrar for the State of Illinois registrar@ihoa.com

The Passing of Michael Osborn

It is with great sadness to inform the IHOA community of the passing of Michael Osborn.

Mike was involved in an accident last Wednesday and passed away today. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers through this time of great hardship and grief.

When further information is known, IHOA will pass it along.

2021-22 Seminars

Please note that there are TWO different sets of seminars: VIRTUAL and ON-ICE. Please be aware of which one you are registering for and the requirements. If you have any questions, please contact Registrar Dave Zednik.

VIRTUAL SEMINARS
DATELEVELTIME
JULY 27 & 2816P-9P
JULY 2936P-9P
AUG 246P-9P
AUG 3 & 416P-9P
AUG 536P-9P
AUG 926P-9P
AUG 10 & 1116P-9P
AUG 1146P-9P
AUG 1236P-9P
AUG 1626P-9P
AUG 17 & 1816P-9P
AUG 24 & 2516P-9P
SEPT 736P-9P
SEPT 846P-9P
SEPT 926P-9P
SEPT 14 & 1516P-9P
SEPT 1828A-11A
SEPT 1831P-4P
SEPT 21 & 2216P-9P
SEPT 2549A-12P
SEPT 2836P-9P
OCT 626P-9P

 

***PLEASE be AWARE… The TBD ON-ICE Seminars will be updated when events are confirmed!***

ON-ICE SEMINARS
DATELOCATIONTIME
AUG 1HOFFMAN EST12P-2P
AUG 7 *or* 8TBDTBD
AUG 15HOFFMAN EST12P-2P
AUG 21 *or* 22TBDTBD
AUG 28MT. PROSPECT1130A-1P
SEPT 18 *or* 19TBDTBD
SEPT 25 *or* 26TBDTBD
Downstate?TBDTBD