California Referee School 2017
El Segundo, CA, See information below.
Photos courtesy Gary Wagner
Sled Hockey Officiating Seminar
Sled Hockey Officiating Seminar Classroom Session
This past October, Pacific District Co-Coordinator of Officiating for the Disabled Sector Matt Zucker hosted the District's first ever Sled Hockey Officiating Seminar in Oakland, CA. 8 high performing officials from the Bay Area volunteered their time to spend three hours in the classroom and an hour and a half on the ice learning the game of Sled Hockey. The curriculum included an intense rules and interpretation seminar featuring videos from recent international competition, on-ice positioning drills, and time to officiate a full-ice scrimmage. Several of the officials also had the opportunity to get in sleds and play the game of sled hockey with the disabled players, bridging the gap between official and player.
These officials plan to represent the local officiating community at the National Disabled Festival in San Jose (April 6-9, 2017) and will serve as mentors to other officials as the District looks to train more officials in the various Disabled Sector disciplines.
The Pacific District Officiating Program would like to thank the management of Sharks Ice Oakland for donating the ice and classroom to sponsor this event.
Some of the officials trying out their sled hockey "skills"