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Summer Development Camp

Each summer, the development of young officials continues at the USA Hockey Officiating Development Camps. These camps are sued to identify and prepare officials for junior, collegiate, and professional competition. Many of the top officials in the United States have progressed through the various summer development camps, and USA Hockeyrecruits the top instructors available from professional and collegiate leagues to educate and evaluate the participants in all aspects of officiating. Here is a brief synopsis of each of the camps.

Note: The USA Hockey District Referees-in-Chief have more information regarding each of the development camps. All interested officials that meet the criteria for participation should contact their District RIC. Applications must be submitted of the District RIC by the prescribed deadline.


REGIONAL CAMP
Each men's regional camp (Eastern & Western) has twenty-eight participants from their respective parts of the country. Participating officials range from 18-26 years-of-age and have a strong desire to develop and acheive assignments at higher levels of hockey. Other criteria for attendance include,

  • Being an excellent skater
  • Having a solid knowledge of all USA Hockey rules and interpretations
  • Having a proficiency at working the Three-Official System

Additionally, the official must be willing to bring their aquired knowledge home to share with their local grassroots hockey officiating community.

The USA Hockey Officiating Program also conducts a Women's Regional Camp. A total of twelve female applicants between the ages of 18 and 35 will be invited to attend the session. This program is designed to identify and train female officials for future collegiate and international competition. The format and expectation of all participants is identical to the men's regional camp program.


NATIONAL CAMP
Next in the hierarchy for a developing official is the men's National Camp USA Hockey invites twenty applicants from across the country to participate in this program that has a higher level of instruction and expectation than previous camps. To be considered an applicant must,

  • Be between 20 and 29 years-of-age
  • Previously attend a USA Hockey Regional Camp
  • Display a remarkable improvement in performance since Regional Camp

Once again, these officials are expected to share new information with their local grassroots hockey officiating community once they return home.


2014 Summer Development Camp Schedule

All applications must be submitted to District Referee-in-Chief by application deadline.

PROGRAM DATES LOCATION APP DEADLINE
Western Regional June 13-20 Sault Ste. Marie, MI March 21, 2014
Eastern Regional July 14-21 Buffalo, NY March 21, 2014
Women's Regional July 18-25 St. Cloud, MN March 21, 2014
National Camp July 7-14 Buffalo, NY March 21, 2014

2014 SUMMER CAMP APPLICATIONS

The 2014 Summer Development Camp application deadline has passed. Please contact your District Referee-in-Chief to inquire about 2015 applications.
 


2013 SUMMER DEVELOPMENT CAMP PARTICIPANTS

WESTERN REGIONAL CAMP (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)
STAFF
Phil Brand (Camp Director) - Johns Island, SC
Dave Brown - Neptune, NJ
Tom Chmielewski - Colorado Springs, CO
Andy McElman - Algonquin, IL
Shaun Morgan - St. Louis, MO
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO

PARTICIPANTS
Ben Bialek - Bay City, MI
Elliot Bucholz - Woodbury, MN
Tyler Burnett - Novi, MI
Andrew Collins - Denver, CO
Erik Contino - Fort Collins, CO
Jake Davis - Wyandotte, MI
Armand DeForest - Phoenix, AZ
Jonathan Dekhtyar - Los Angeles, CA
Cory Denback - Trenton, MI
Shane Dillon - Green Bay, WI
Tim Ferrel - New Hope, MN
Cameron Fleming - Chesterfield, MN
Jacob Geiwitz - Chandler, AZ
Tyler Gregory - Fitchburg, WI
Stephen Gribble - Richmond, CA
Travis Hanson - Willmar, WI
Matt Held - Fallon Heights - MN
Onno Keijzer - Minneapolis, MN
William Kingdon - Salem, NH
Ryan Lavanger - Kearny, NE
Michael Mueller - Buffalo, MN
Tanner Nua - Palmdale, CA
Joel Nyberg - Aloha, OR
Kyle Schulze - Cloquet, MN
Glendon Seal - Minnetonka, MN
Jonathan Sladek - Naperville, IL
James White - Shelby Township, MI
Justin Yott - Colorado Springs, CO


EASTERN REGIONAL CAMP (Buffalo, NY)
STAFF
Nicholas Tochelli (Camp Director) - Fairport, NY
John Grandt - Newport Beach, CA
Donald Jablonski - Cheektowaga, NY
Brian Oliver - Rochester, NY
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO

PARTICIPANTS
Bernhard Altner - N. Massapequa, NY
Dan Barreca - Pittsford, NY
Steven Bedard - Glastonbury, CT
Brandon Bendes - Tenafly, NJ
Nicholas Clay - Vancouver, WA
Tom DellaFranco - Media, PA
Nathaniel Espenes - Waunakee, WI
Michael Godeanu - Bayoone, NJ
Brent Hooks - Phoenix, AZ
Louis Imbriani - Anchorage, AK
Daniel Jones - Bozeman, MT
Michael LaFrance - St. Clair Shores, MI
Robert Lagler - Louisville, KY
Richard Lembo - Penfield, NY
Jeffrey Parker - Londonderry, NH
Jacob Roberts - Pittsburgh, PA
David Rosoff - Westbury, NY
Steven Sailor - Sewell, NJ
Casey Terreri - Warwick, RI
Brandon Thomas - Portland, OR
Joel Webster - Raleigh, NC
Brad Zanoni - West Orange, NJ


WOMEN'S REGIONAL CAMP (St. Cloud, MN)
STAFF
Laura Rinde (Camp Director) - San Jose, CA
Michaela Frattarelli - Bristol, RI
Joel Hansson - Kristinehamn, SWE
Stacey Livingston - Glen Allen, VA
Melissa Szkola - Harrison Township, MI
Matt Leaf - Colorado Springs, CO

PARTICIPANTS
Brittney Berning - Litchfield, MN
Kayleigh Bowers - Plano, TX
Laura Gosnell - East Windsor, NJ
Anna Hammar - Koping, SWE
Lisa Huffner - Berlin, GER
Natasa Pagon - Hrusica, SLO
Chelsea Rapin - Burlington, VT


NATIONAL CAMP (Buffalo, NY)
STAFF
Jerry Kennedy (Camp Director) - Madison, WI
Tommy George - Monrovia, MD
Keith Kaval - Erie, PA
Dan Schachte - Verona, WI
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO

PARTICIPANTS
Anthony Falette - Encinitas, CA
Eric Frank - Lebanon, IN
Colin Gates - Fairfax, VA
Garrett Gaydosh - Indiana, PA
Josh Greco - Lafayette, LA
Geoffrey Holloway - Marquette, MI
Michael Magee - Sewell, NJ
John Melancon - Lyman, ME
Ryan Monahan - Cherry Hill, NJ
Gabriel O'Lena - Soldotna, AK
Joshua Pergande - Reston, VA
Robert Shintani - Chicago, IL
Stan Szczurek - Mesa, AZ
Ryan Szymanski - Sauk Rapids, MN
Stephen Thompson - Canandaigua, NY
Jeremy Tufts - Brentwood, NH