This is the first referee-specific training manual of its kind ANYWHERE in the world. Everything I have seen has been a hockey specific training program that took the "Hockey Player" part of the training program, used some white out, and replaced it with "Hockey Referee". I knew that wasn't specific, because officials have different needs than players. Overall, this manual was a labor of love. To go along with the other manuals I have written, including "The Power Skating Manual" for USA Hockey Instructors, "Better than Buzzy", An Athlete's Guide to Heart, Courage, Perseverance, and Succes, and "The Inner Game - The Six Inches Between Your Ears - A thesis on the Mental Aspects of Officiating", I do this one as I did with the others ...with the sole intention to help develop the next generation of referees.