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03-27-2010, 04:40 PM
NCAA Men's Frozen Four Officiating Seminar

Now Accepting Registrations

For aspiring NCAA ice hockey officials or interested fans and spectators, it is a destination to enhance their careers or fulfill curiosities at the first annual NCAA Men's Frozen Four Officiating Seminar. Led by Frank Cole, NCAA National Coordinator of Men's Ice Hockey Officiating and NCAA Ice Hockey Secretary-Rules Editor Steve Piotrowski, the seminar takes place at Ford Field (site of this year's Men's Frozen Four) on Friday, April 9th from 8 a.m. to Noon. Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the clinic.

Registration is now open for $50. The registration includes a reduced price all-session ticket to the Men's Frozen Four and a ticket to Friday Night at the Frozen Four. Additionally, once registered, you will be provided the opportunity to purchase additional Frozen Four tickets, pending availability. Each clinic participant will also receive a gift from the NCAA.

To register for the NCAA Men's Frozen Four Officiating Seminar please go to the following link:


Joining Cole and Piotrowski in leading the event is NCAA Associate Director of Playing Rules Administration, Ty Halpin.

"This is will be a great morning of officiating education and experiences," says Halpin, who has been with the NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Administration for the last 12 seasons. "This hands-on seminar and behind the scenes opportunities, along with discussions on NCAA Ice Hockey officiating philosophies contained in the event's agenda will set it apart."

Seminar Topics, Activities and Experiences will include:

A ticket to all three Frozen Four games and Friday Night at the Frozen Four and the opportunity to purchase additional tickets
Inside Access Tour of Ford Field Venue
Photo opportunities on the Frozen Four ice
Video Review set-up and structure
Typical Day for an Official Selected to Officiate in the FF
Panel Discussion/Question and Answer Session
Discussion on NCAA Ice Hockey Officiating Opportunities
Competitive experiences
Expectations of NCAA officials
How officials are selected for league and NCAA tournaments
Improving Officiating Skills For The Coming Year
Managing the Coach-Referee Relationship
Qualities of a good NCAA Ice Hockey Official


8 a.m. - Registration (Ford Field).
8:30 a.m. - Seminar begins.
9:30 a.m. - Video training/Website.
10:30 a.m. - Behind the scenes tour.
11 a.m. - Video replay system.
11:30 a.m. - On-ice photo opportunity.
Noon - Lunch and wrap-up.