Learn the Art of Officiating


Pro Content

With roughly 2-hours of premium content, 11-time Stanley Cup finalist Don Koharski provides a wealth of techniques and insight to get you to the next level.

Exclusive Access

Your pass gets you access to our exclusive community with monthly live chats and discussions with some of the top officials in the world.

Learn from the Best

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.

14 Video Lessons

In 14 lessons, Don teaches you how to become a more technically and mentally sound official. All lessons were professionally filmed.

Live Chats

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.

Class Workbook

A downloadable workbook accompanies the class with lesson overviews, important terms, and supplemental materials.

Lesson Plan


1

Introduction

Meet Don Koharski and his team of expert instructors.

2

Face-Offs

It’s more than just dropping the puck.

3

Partner Support

How to cover for your partner when they’re in trouble.

4

Routine Stoppages

Just because the play stops doesn’t mean we do too.

5

Secondary Awareness

Learning to anticipate what might happen in a game.

6

Penalty Calling Procedure

Breaking down the fundamentals of penalty calling.

7

End Zone Entry/Net Presence

Moving to the net effectively maintaining good sightlines.

8

End Zone Positioning

Our experts teach you where to be and where your vision should be focused on.

9

Game Management

Improving your feel and understanding of the game.

10

Icings

It’s important to work as a team and how to stay connected to the play.

11

The 3-Man System

How to be in the proper position to make the right calls.

12

Skating Lanes

Top officials need to keep in pace with the play. Use skating lanes to help you maintain good sight lines and connectivity.

13

Mental Preparation

It’s not just physical preparedness. Tune out distractions.

14

Line Change Awareness

Being alert while conducting your line change.

15

Communication

Critical to being an official. Don provides his experience how to be an effective communicator.

16

Conclusion

Go and forge your own path.

SEE FOR YOURSELF

Here is a two-minute clip from one of our lessons - when you register you get access to almost two hours of content!


Your Instructors


TERRY KOHARSKI

One of the top referees in the AHL, Terry has worked 11 consecutive Calder Cup finals.

MAT HICKS

Mat is one of the best linesmen in the QMJHL, and has worked in the President's Cup Final.

JAMIE KOHARSKI

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 SKINNER

MacKenzie works in the QMJHL as a linesman and also as a referee in junior hockey.

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We offer a full refund up to 14 days after purchase.

ON DEMAND

Take our classes at your own pace and in your own time.


One Time Purchase

$185 $99

 

  • 14 Lessons
  • Professionally Filmed
  • Exclusive Facebook Group
  • Course Guide Included

Payment Plan

$50

Only 2 monthly payments

  • 14 Lessons
  • Professionally Filmed
  • Exclusive Facebook Group
  • Course Guide Included

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Frequently Asked Questions


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.