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Referee Seminar Schedule

REFEREES

Anyone who is interested in being a referee for the
Wonderland Wizards 2011-2012 hockey season,
please contact Pat O'Reilly at (203) 382-0265 or email at

Please indicate the level you are currently and
whether you will be testing for the next level this year.

If you are age 10 or older and interested in becoming
a referee you can visit the USA Hockey web site
and click on the official's link:

www.NEDistrictRIC.org

Randy L. Zaritsky
Supervisor of Officials-Connecticut
USA Hockey

USA Hockey
Officials Registration Program

REGISTRATION SEASON
The registration season for the Officiating Program begins on August 15 and ends on
May 15 of the following year. USA Hockey official's registration is valid for the entire
season in any district or state in the United States . Membership in a State or Local
Officials Association is not required for USA Hockey official's registration.

MINIMUM/MAXIMUM AGES
USA Hockey has no minimum or maximum ages for officials. It is highly recommended that,
regardless of level attained, officials not work games of their own age classifications or higher.
Generally, officials can successfully officiate as young as age 10.

NEW OFFICIALS (NEVER BEEN REGISTERED)
All persons who have never officiated must register at Level 1 for the first season. The District
Referee-in-Chief, only prior to registration, may make exception s to this rule in extreme cases in
which the applicant has extensive hockey officiating experience that would foster registration at
Level 2. No first-time registered official may register above Level 2 for the first season.

CLASSIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Level 1 Complete:
Must make application.
Must attain an open book exam score of 35/50.
Must attend and complete an officiating seminar administrated by USA Hocke
y.

Level 2 Complete:
Must make application.
Must have been Level 1 or higher (Complete) within the last two seasons.
Must attain an open book exam score of 85/100.
Must attain a closed book exam score of 20/30.
Must attend and complete an officiating seminar administrated by USA Hockey.

Level 3 Complete:
Must make application.
Must have been Level 2 or higher (Complete) within the last two seasons.
Must attain an open book exam score of 90/100.
Must attain a closed book exam score of 40/50.
Must attend and complete an officiating seminar administrated by USA Hockey.

Level 4 Complete:
Must make application.
Must have been Level 3 or 4 (Complete) last season.
Must attain an open book exam score of 90/100.
Must attain a closed book exam score of 40/50.
Must pass skating exam and attend / complete a level 4 specific Hockey seminar each season
Must arrange to have an evaluation completed, while officiating a high level game,
by a trained USA Hockey Evaluator at least once during the 2003 calendar year.

NOTES
"Complete" means that an official has met all the criteria (testing and seminars) at the level for
which he/she has applied. "Incomplete" means that an official has filed an application
and has not completed all the necessary criteria for attainment of that level.

A new official (not registered the previous year) may not officiate until he/she
is "completely registered."  A returning official ("complete" the previous season)
may not officiate after November 30 (expiration date on previous year's card)
unless he/she is "completely registered" for the new season.

OPEN BOOK RULES EXAM
Each season all officials must complete the open book rule's exam. Officials, who do not
receive the minimum score for the appropriate level, will be sent a retake notice
and a new answer sheet. Only one Retake Exam per official is allowed and this
retake must be completed within 30 days. In the event that an official fails the exam twice,
he/she will be completely registered at the highest level for which the retake exam score
would qualify (e.g. Level 1 = 35/50 or 70/100, Level 2 = 85, Level 3 = 90, Level 4 = 90).

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED ON OR
BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2004
TO WORK THE CURRENT SEASON

USA HOCKEY
OFFICIATING APPAREL
Can Be Purchased At:


FERGUSON CENTER
ICE SPORTS
USA Hockey Headquarters

Two Locations:
123 Glenwood Ave.
Bridgeport , CT 06610
203-338-0202

and
25 Old Tavern Road
Orange , CT 06477
203-779-7200