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Referee Information

Registration and Seminars

USA Hockey registration opens on August 1st. 

Here is the presumed schedule for Seminars,  this site will be updated as ice time and classroom availability are confirmed.

9/16/17; Sioux Falls Level 1/2

9/17/17; Sioux Falls Level 2/3

9/30/17; Aberdeen Level 1-3

10/07/17; Mitchell Level 1-3

10/08/17; Huron Level 1-3

10/14/17; Yankton Level 1-3

10/15/17; Pierre Level 1-3

10/21/17; Brookings Level 1/2

10/22/17; Brookings Level 2/3

11/04/17; Rapid City Level 1/2

11/05/17; Rapid City Level 2/3

WATERTOWN  is awaiting ice availability after mid October.  This site will be updated with a date.

Officiating Education

Please keep track of USA Hockey's Clip of the week.  This weekly publication will often cover points of emphasis, and provides guidance on the standard that should be used when calling games.

Parents, coaches, players, and officials can all learn from these clips.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBVW8Ve0IWKvt4I_oA_nkrQ

 

Also useful are the Officiating Development Program's (ODP) videos that show calls from around the NAHL and USHL.  While the penalty options may differ in youth leagues, the calls made are generally to the same enforcement standard expected at the Youth level.  Please keep an eye on these videos, too.


USA HOCKEY GAME REPORTING SYSTEM

REMEMBER..... ALL Game Misconduct and match penalties must be reported through the USA Hockey Incident reporting system (instruction sheet below).   Any Match Penalty assessment should also be reported to the SDAHA RIC ASAP!  Use email listed to advise of Match Penalty immediately after game.

Also, major penalties included in the aggressive category should be reported in the game reporting system.  (Rule 411)

South Dakota Referee In Chief

Cade Bloomenrader of Rapid City has been appointed as the new Refereee In Chief for the SDAHA.  

If you have questions on rule interpretations, testing process or the test itself, registration, or any other issues that arise during the season, please feel free to contact him at;

BloomSDRIC@outlook.com