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Summer Officiating Development Camps

BECAUSE EXCELLENCE IS NEVER AN ACCIDENT

Each summer, the development of young officials continues at the USA Hockey Officiating Development Camps. These camps are used to identify and prepare officials for junior, collegiate, and professional competition, and provide all participants with the fundamental skills needed to return home to their grassroots hockey community and be the best amateur hockey officials they can become. Many of the top officials in the United States have progressed through the various summer development camps, and USA Hockey recruits 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 to the District RIC by the prescribed deadline.

"USA Hockey has instructors that are second-to-none. The ice sessions were challenging. The classroom sessions were informative. The environment was outstanding and allowed for development. Everything about this camp emphasized becoming a better official. There was no 'fluff' at all. Though it was a mental grind, I can confidently say that after leaving camp, I can go out and conquer the next level with what I've learned and implemented. Not only that, but I can share what I've learned and help others to reach their goals as well." - Michael (Hamburg, NY)

"The other officials here were a blast. We all had a great time pushing each other on and off the ice  and joking around with each other during downtime. I made some great friends here that I hope to see again down the road during my officiating career." - Kyle (Richmond, VA)

"USA Hockey Officiating Summer Camps offer three years of developmental content in less than a week. The opportunity to work a game, and get immediate feedback repeatedly is invaluable. The programs also offer campers an unusual amount of development time with top-level instructors." - Dan (Denver, CO)


FUTURES CAMPS

OBJECTIVE - This camp is a thoroughly educational review of the fundamentals of amateur ice hockey officiating. The Futures Camp establishes a practical understanding of the fundamentals of game management as recommended by the USA Hockey Officiating Program. These areas include positioning, skating fundamentals, rules knowledge, physical fitness, mental preparation, and setting goals. This camp is educational in nature and focuses on reinforcing basic techniques an official needs to manage all levels of amateur hockey.

PARTICIPANTS - These programs each host 12 -18 participants between the ages of (but not exclusive to) 18-28 years old. Applicants should have 2-3 years of overall experience (minimum) and some experience working 14 & Under hockey and higher. Furthermore, all participants should possess a desire to bring all information they learn back home to share with their local officiating community.

PROGRAM FEE - $90.00 Registration Fee if selected to participate, plus travel to and from camp location. Housing, meals, facilities use, and classroom materials are provided by USA Hockey.


HIGH-PERFORMANCE CAMP

OBJECTIVE – To advance the educational process of the amateur official who has successfully proven his proficiency with application of the fundamentals of ice hockey officiating as presented at the Futures Camp level. To review and refine the lessons learned at the Futures Camp as the participants attempt to advance to the higher levels of hockey. This camp is focused on the advanced techniques that officials must master to effectively manage hockey games at the highest levels (Tier I & II Junior, NCAA, & Professional), but in doing so re-emphasizing the need to master the fundamentals of officiating. Additional supporting areas of instruction will include power skating, nutrition, physical conditioning and mental preparedness.

PARTICIPANTS - This program hosts 18-24 participants who are between the ages of (but not exclusive to) 20-30 years old. All officials must be USA Hockey registered officials. Experience at the Tier III Junior or ACHA Collegiate level, or participating at NAPHL development events or USA Hockey National Tournaments is preferred (but not required).

PROGRAM FEE - $90.00 Registration Fee if selected to participate, plus travel costs to and from the camp location. Housing, meals, facilities use, and classroom materials will be provided by USA Hockey.


OFFICIATING PROGRAM OF MERIT

OBJECTIVE - To instruct those officials who work at the most advanced levels of competitive hockey (Tier I Junior, NCAA, & Professional). To provide participants with the opportunity to receive high levels of both individual and group instruction on college, international and professional mental-function and techniques, including both on and off-ice environments. This camp is focused on the advance techniques that officials must master to effectively manage hockey games at the highest levels.

PARTICIPANTS - All participants will be invited based on selections made by a committee comprised of top Tier I Junior, NCAA, and Professional officials.

PROGRAM FEE - No registration fee required, and USA Hockey will subsidize portion of travel costs to camp location. Housing, meals, facilities use, and classroom materials will be provided by USA Hockey.


SLED HOCKEY FUTURES CAMP

OBJECTIVE - To instill a wealth of information regarding the playing rules and nuances of Sled Hockey that can be taken back to various regions by the participants and shared with officials at the local level.  To present the basic skills necessary to establish a foundation of officiating skills that will allow each participant to achieve success with officiating Sled Hockey games.  To identify those grassroots officials who have the necessary skills, attitude and desires to achieve this success.

PARTICIPANTS - This program will host six participants between the ages of (but not exclusive to) 18-36 years old. It is strongly recommended that applicants have prior experience working both Sled Hockey and competitive able-bodied hockey. Furthermore, all participants should possess a strong desire to bring all information they learn back home to share with their local officiating community.

PROGRAM FEE - $90.00 Registration Fee if selected to participate, plus travel costs to and from the camp location. Housing, meals, facilities use, and classroom materials will be provided by USA Hockey.


2021 OFFICIATING SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE

Please see below for program dates and online application access:

PROGRAM DATES LOCATION APPLICATION DEADLINE
Men's Futures Camp July 7 - 13 Buffalo, NY May 7 2021 - CLOSED
Women's Futures Camp June 26 - July 2 St. Cloud, MN May 7, 2021 - CLOSED
Sled Hockey Futures Camp July 11 - 16 Voorhees, NJ July 3, 2021 - CLOSED
Men's High-Performance Camp June 23 - 28 Buffalo, NY May 7, 2021 - CLOSED
Women's High-Performance Camp July 16 - 22 St. Cloud, MN May 7, 2021 - CLOSED
Program of Merit Postponed to 2022 Buffalo, NY INVITE ONLY

2021 SUMMER DEVELOPMENT CAMP PARTICIPANTS

MEN'S FUTURES CAMP 
Daemen College  -  Amherst, NY
STAFF
Pat "Duffy" Dyer (Camp Director)  -  Duluth, MN
Logan Gruhl  -  N. Chesterfield, VA
Tyler Loftus  -  Duryea, PA
Jason Lortie  -  Fort Myers, FL
Andrew Wilk  -  Costa Mesa, CA
BJ Ringrose  -  Colorado Springs, CO

PARTICIPANTS
Caid Blessing  -  Ft. Wayne, IN
Ryan Boylan  -  Chalfont, PA
Adam Brice  -  McKinney, TX
Danny Brickman  -  Minneapolis, MN
Gabe Cuffel  -  Indianapolis, IN
Alexander Di Martino  -  Mansfield, MA
Jordan Edwards  -  McChord AFB, WA
Conor Foley  -  Franklin, MA
Cameron Giancarlo  -  East Aurora, NY
Ben Gosselin  -  Lewiston, ME
Kevin Haller  -  Elmhurst, IL
Gunnar Hanson  -  Eagle River, AK
Reilly Hickey  -  Stowe, VT
Sean Hoppe  -  Belcamp, MD
Andrew Kirk  -  Rome, NY
Mikas Kulbis-Marino  -  Methuen, MA
Holden Kurtz  -  Minot, ND
Gerard Lamoureux  -  St. Peters, MO
Thomas Maddex  -  Round Rock, TX
Brenden Marshall  -  McMinnville, OR
Noah Merrow  -  Manchester, NH
Kenny Mills  -  N. Reading, MA
Odin Nelson  -  Minot, ND
Andrew Poe  -  Colorado Springs, CO
Jordan Stachelski  -  W. Seneca, NY
Bennett Summy  -  Chicago, IL
Andrew Thompson  -  Lancaster, PA


WOMEN'S FUTURES CAMP 
St. Cloud State University  -  St. Cloud, MN
STAFF
Annette Lin  -  Bellevue, WA
Jennifer Cameron  -  Northborough, MA
Kristin Moore  -  Broomfield, CO
Amanda Tassoni  -  Bradford, RI
Matt Leaf  -  Colorado Springs, CO

PARTICIPANTS
Tasha Adams  -  Arlington, VA
Brooke Blaylock  -  Peoria, AZ
Linda Cuccio  -  Edmond, OK
Ariel Gold  -  Matawan, NJ
Emily Hautbois  -  Fairfax, VA
Ingrida Ivaska  -  Orlando, FL
Rebecca McFarland  -  North Hills, CA
Calista Mezzapelle  -  Fairmont, WV
Shannon Motzko  -  Stevens Point, WI
Miranda Murphy  -  Littleton, CO
Teresa Owens  -  University Place, WA
Allie Pasch  -  Duluth, MN
Laura Schmidlein  -  Brookline, MA
Briana Smith  -  Medford, MA


MEN'S HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMP
Daemen College  -  Amherst, NY
STAFF
Ken Radolinski  (Camp Director)  -  Sugar Hill, GA
William Hancock  -  Lake Villa, IL
Matthew Heinen  -  Minnetonka, MN
John Lindner  -  Bonsall, CA
Rocco Stachowiak  -  Roselle, IL
Tim Serratore  -  Colorado Springs, CO
BJ Ringrose  -  Colorado Springs, CO

PARTICIPANTS
Ross Beck  -  Monroe, CT
Robert Bergamasco  -  Minnetonka, MN
Alex Borowiec  -  Denville, NJ
Tyler Chaves  -  Brookline, MA
Jared Cummins  -  Williamsville, NY
Trevor Disbennett  -  Burlington, VT
Benjamin Gawlik  -  Holland, MI
Jake Herzog  -  Scottsdale, AZ
Michael Ifkovits  -  Hoffman Estates, IL
Jordan Kraabel  -  Worcester, MA
Max Latin  -  Valley Cottage, NY
Dylan Lewis  -  Trumbull, CT
Jack McQuesten  -  Plainfield, VT
Robert Peterkin  -  N. Bellmore, NY
Jake Stach  -  Minot, ND
Chris Zito  -  Farmingdale, NY


WOMEN'S HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMP
St. Cloud State University  -  St. Cloud, MN
STAFF
Kendall Hanley  -  Minneapolis, MN
Stacey Livingston  -  Fort Mill, SC
Melissa Szkola  -  St. Clair Shores, MI
Matt Leaf  -  Colorado Springs, CO

PARTICIPANTS
Krysta Ansell  -  Allen Park, MI
Carlie Christensen  -  River Falls, WI
Sydney Harris  -  Colorado Springs, CO
Kaitlin Hayes  -  Winooski, VT
Samantha Kline  -  Waltham, MA
Kristina Klishko  -  San Diego, CA
Rylie Lissebeck  -  San Diego, CA
Kendall Markovic  -  Hutchinson, MN
Mackenzie McGuire  -  Mars, PA
Abbey Torres  -  Cranston, RI
Haley Yates  -  Chicago, IL
Amanda Ziola  -  Commerce Twp., MI


SLED FUTURES CAMP
Flyers Skate Zone  -  Voorhees, NJ
STAFF
Brad Roethlisberger  -  Green Bay, WI
Matt Zucker  -  Seal Beach, CA

PARTICIPANTS
Brandon Freed  -  Simi Valley, CA
Brian Kimmins  -  Buffalo, NY
Evan Kornacki  -  Cadillac, MI
Michael Miggins  -  Hurst, TX
Chase Wilkinson  -  Spring, TX

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