Want to become a better official? In 14 lessons, 11-time Stanley Cup finalist Don Koharski provides a wealth of techniques and insight to get you to the next level.
Your pass gets you access to our exclusive community with monthly live chats and discussions with some of the top officials in the world.
Don’s entire life has been officiating. From making it to the pros as a teenager to working over 2000 NHL games, Don has seen it all. He is regarded as one of the top referees in NHL history – having worked 11 Stanley Cup Finals. Join Don on the ice in his first-ever online course as he teaches you how to improve your officiating fundamentals, positioning, and mental game.
In 14 lessons, Don teaches you how to become a more technically and mentally sound official. All lessons were professionally filmed.
Want to talk to the best officials in the world? Your pass gets you access to our Facebook group where top officials conduct live chats.
A downloadable workbook accompanies the class with lesson overviews, important terms, and supplemental materials.
Meet Don Koharski and his team of expert instructors.
It’s more than just dropping the puck.
How to cover for your partner when they’re in trouble.
Just because the play stops doesn’t mean we do too.
Learning to anticipate what might happen in a game.
Breaking down the fundamentals of penalty calling.
Moving to the net effectively maintaining good sightlines.
Our experts teach you where to be and where your vision should be focused on.
Improving your feel and understanding of the game.
It’s important to work as a team and how to stay connected to the play.
How to be in the proper position to make the right calls.
Top officials need to keep in pace with the play. Use skating lanes to help you maintain good sight lines and connectivity.
It’s not just physical preparedness. Tune out distractions.
Being alert while conducting your line change.
Critical to being an official. Don provides his experience how to be an effective communicator.
Go and forge your own path.
One of the top referees in the AHL, Terry has worked 11 consecutive Calder Cup finals.
Mat is one of the best linesmen in the QMJHL, and has worked in the President's Cup Final.
Jamie Koharski is a former AHL referee and one of the top referees in the NCAA. He has worked the last three Frozen Four national championships.
MacKenzie works in the QMJHL as a linesman and also as a referee in junior hockey.
This program gave me chills the first time I reviewed it! This will benefit all officials no matter what future goals they may have in their officiating career.
Jr. A Referee
If you are a young aspiring official or a talented prospect that wants to become a better referee or linesman this series is for you! The information provided is next level, many officials take years and games to acquire this knowledge that reinforces and expands on any education you may get from your national association.
Director of Officiating NAHL
Team Stripes Academy lessons allow officials of all skill and experience levels to gain unprecedented access to professional advice and instruction. Don and his team have done an excellent job of introducing the basics and the fine details that all officials should strive to develop.
Level 6 Referee, Hockey Canada
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Take our classes at your own pace and in your own time.
Is this course right for me?
Don Koharski's Master Course focuses on the fundamentals in officiating - the same fundamentals being used in the NHL today. This course will provide the basis for improving your game and give you the tools to succeed.
What if I want to get this for my association?
We work closely with associations to provide quality learning tools. You can scroll down to the bottom of the page to find our sales info. Group pricing rates are available.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.
Will you be creating more courses?
Absolutely! We've got a few more in the works. Join the Academy today for a chance to be the first to know and to help craft our future courses.
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