Articles from July 2012

Referee Background Screening Requirement

Online-Background-Screening-Instructions.pdf Online-Background-Screening-Instructions.pdf

Dear Fellow Officials:

In the February 2012 issue of our district officiating newsletter, Tom Koester, President of the AAHA announced the requirement that all officials aged 18 and older to complete a background screening prior to the upcoming USA Hockey season. In seasons past, officials meeting the criteria for background screening would complete necessary paperwork at their respective officiating seminar. The new policy indicates that all background screenings will need to be completed online using the vendor selected by USA Hockey.

Any official (new and returning) w...

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2012-13 Atlantic District Officiating Seminar Season Update

Atlantic District Officials:

Soon after the final officiating seminar of the 2011-12 season ended, the Atlantic District seminar staff was tasked with standardizing and delivering a better seminar product for the 2012-13 seminar season. During the Atlantic District Winter meeting the seminar evaluation committee was organized and tasked with evaluating the entire program and implementing changes to improve it from several aspects.

Below are some of the changes that will be implemented in 2012/2013.

Starting with the 2012-13 season all Ice Sessions will be coordinated by the Atlantic District Ice Boss - Monty Ferguson. Monty has been selected to lead this group to ensure all seminar ice sessions meet USA Hockey standards and gain consistency throughout the district. He will coordinate the ice bosses at each seminar within the Atlantic District. He will partner with each seminar coordinator to ensure the ice staff is established and has the standard program.

As a result of evaluating the seminar program with our officials via small focus groups and surveys, the seminar program will be centralizing all of our level 3 seminars this year into six Super Seminars at locations throughout the district. Our projected locations for these Super Seminars are:

  • Montclair State University / Floyd Hall Arena, Montclair, NJ�
  • University of Delaware, Newark DE�
  • Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA�
  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA�
  • Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ
  • Giant Center, Hershey, PA

The Level 4 seminar will be held at the Prudential Center in either September or October.� Details are still under development with facility management of The Rock.

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