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Referee Information

Registration and Seminars

2023-2024 USA Hockey Officials Seminars 

Officials Registration:

Seminar Registration:


In Person Level 1 10/14/2023 Fort Pierre 10-2PM
In Person Level 1 10/22/2023 Watertown 12-3:30PM
In Person Level 1 10/29/2023 Rapid City 8-12PM
In Person Level 1 11/4/2023 Brookings 9-12:30PM
In Person Level 1 11/4/2023 Aberdeen 10:30-2PM
In Person Level 1 11/18/2023 Sioux Falls 10-1:30PM
In Person Level 1 12/28/2023 Sioux Falls 10-1:30PM
Virtual Level 2 10/18/2023 ONLINE 6-10PM
Virtual Level 2 11/15/2023 ONLINE 6-10PM
Virtual Level 3 10/17/2023 ONLINE 7-10PM
Virtual Level 3 11/8/2023 ONLINE 7-10PM

Officials can take an In Person or Virtual class in any location it does not need to be in SD!




Advanced Officiating Opportunites

To Be Updated as events open.

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.


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.


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

Jared Ahlberg of Aberdeen has been appointed as the 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;