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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, N.Y.)

"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, Colo.)


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.

COST - $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).

COSTS - $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.

COST - 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.

COST - $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.


2019 Summer Development Camp Schedule

Links to complete online camps applications are posted below the 2019 Camp Schedule. Applications must be submitted through the online website by the posted deadline.

Sled Hockey applications must forwarded to Disabled Hockey Referee-in-Chief by application deadline.

PROGRAM DATES LOCATION APPLICATION DEADLINE
Central Futures Camp June 10 - 15, 2019 Kent, OH March 15, 2019
Western Futures Camp June 15 - 20, 2019 Colorado Springs, CO March 15, 2019
Northern Futures Camp June 16 - 21, 2019 Sault Ste. Marie, MI March 15, 2019
Eastern Futures Camp July 8 - 12, 2019 Keene, NH March 15, 2019
Women's Futures Camp June 25 - July 1, 2019 St. Cloud, MN March 15, 2019
Sled Hockey Futures Camp July 11 - 14, 2019 Buffalo, NY May 1, 2019
High Performance Camp July 7- 13, 2019 Buffalo, NY March 15, 2019
Program of Merit June 25 - July 1, 2019 Buffalo, NY Invite Only

2019 SUMMER DEVELOPMENT CAMP PARTICIPANTS

CENTRAL FUTURES CAMP 
Kent State University  -  Kent, OH
STAFF
Ken Handley (Camp Director)  -  Cincinnati, OH
Kevin Briganti  -  Newington, CT
Tyler Loftus  -  Duryea, PA
Andrew Wilk  -  Costa Mesa, CA
BJ Ringrose  -  Colorado Springs, CO

PARTICIPANTS
David Annecchiarico  -  Ludlow, MA
Ian Carlson  -  Cedar Rapids, IA
Drew Chisholm  -  Tampa, FL
Christopher DeAngelis  -  Hicksville, NY
Colton Hagan  -  Huntsville, AL
Domenic Ierovante  -  Indianapolis, IN
Chris Johnson  -  Columbus, OH
James Mazur  -  St. Francis, WI
Luke Palmer  -  Wyoming, OH
Jake Paugh  -  Overland Park, KS
Grant Paulson  -  River Forest, IL


NORTHERN FUTURES CAMP
Lake Superior State University  -  Sault Ste. Marie, MI
STAFF
Bruce Geddes  (Camp Director)  -  Loudonville, NY
Jake Davis  -  Wyandotte, MI
Jason Lortie  -  Fort Myers, FL
Christopher Williams  -  Davison, MI
BJ Ringrose  -  Colorado Springs, CO

PARTICIPANTS
Trevor Anderson  -  Bozeman, MT
Joshua Corgan  -  N. Muskegon, MI
John Darling  -  Staten Island, NY
Evan Davis  -  Grand Rapids, MI
Gabe Halonen  -  Delano, MN
Connor Hester -  West Bend, WI
Jared Hiebert  -  Highland, MI
Benjamin Johnson  -  Kenmore, NY
Chazz Knoche  -  Chesterfield, MI
Chris Lubera  -  La Grange, IL
Kyle McCauley  -  Chesterfield, MI
Jeffrey Morrison  -  Holly Ridge, NC
Hunter Pickard  -  Lenox, MI
Collin Pons  -  Sterling Heights, MI
Michael Pruchnik  -  Lockport, IL
Connor Sullivan  -  Westfield, MA


WESTERN FUTURES CAMP
Colorado College  -  Colorado Springs, CO
STAFF
Gui Bradshaw  (Camp Director)  -  Cleveland, OH
Cameron Fleming  -  Chesterfield, MO
William Hancock  -  Chicago, IL
Rocco Stachowiak  -  Roselle, IL
Colin Davidson  -  Fife, SCO

PARTICIPANTS
Ryan Coccoluto  -  Saugus, MA
Daniel Ferguson  -  Bonnyrigg, ENG
Corey Fossa  -  Phenix City, AL
Ryan Fraley  -  Sheffield, ENG
David Good  -  Hull, ENG
Paul Harms  -  Whitefish, MT
Gavin Jocelyn  -  St. Michael, MN
Gabe Lomen  -  Peoria, AZ
Jeff Marshall  -  Boca Raton, FL
Connor McCarty  -  Grand Forks, ND
Kyle Robin  -  Portland, OR
Calvin Stace  -  San Jose, CA
Blake Webster  -  Norman, OK


EASTERN FUTURES CAMP 
Keene State College  -  Keene, NH
STAFF
Ken Radolinski  (Camp Director)  -  Sugar Hill, GA
Nicholas Briganti  -  Newington, CT
Shane Gustafson  -  Hebron, IL
Steven Rouillard  -  Lewiston, ME
BJ Ringrose  -  Colorado Springs, CO

PARTICIPANTS
Alexander Bergeron  -  Richmond, VT
Steven Borke  -  Kendall Park, NJ
Trevor Disbennett  -  Greenwich, CT
Sam Gertner  -  Monroe, CT
Alexander Glushek  -  Warrington, PA
Ian Krynski  -  Ellicott City, MD
Dylan Lewis  -  Trumbull, CT
Alex Palmiere  -  Fords, NJ
Robert Peterkin  -  N. Bellmore, NY
Casey Robinson  -  Ramsey, NJ
Stone Sheehan  -  Tarpon Springs, FL
Cody Sullivan  -  Auburn, NH


WOMEN'S FUTURES CAMP 
St. Cloud State University  -  St. Cloud, MN
STAFF
Alicia Hanrahan  -  Eagan, MN
Jamie Huntley-Park  -  La Jolla, CA
Jackie Spresser  -  Thornton, CO
Dave Cloutman  -  Hampshire, ENG
Matt Leaf  -  Colorado Springs, CO

PARTICIPANTS
Michaela Bahl  -  Escondido, CA
Maria Chavez  -  Mexico, MEX
Carlie Christensen  -  Ellsworth, WI
Taylor Diebert  -  Centennial, CO
Sydney Harris  -  Colorado Springs, CO
Kaitlin Hayes  -  S. Burlington, VT
Tippy Hill  -  Maple Grove, MN
Katherine Johnson  -  Dumfries, VA
Marise Larios  -  Mexico City, MEX
Rylie Lissebeck  -  San Diego, CA
Kendall Markovic  -  Hutchinson, MN
Hollie Neenan  -  Sheffield, ENG
Cassandra Ross  -  St. Louis, MO
Abbey Torres  -  Cranston, RI
Renee Twogood  -  Westford, MA
Wu Xing  -  Shengyang, CHN


HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMP
University at Buffalo  -  Buffalo, NY
STAFF
Patrick Dyer  (Camp Director)  -  Duluth, MN
Kevin Cassidy  -  New Prague, MN
Walker Holton  -  Weymouth, MA
Sean Macfarlane  -  Otis Orchards, WA
Charlie O'Connor  -  Riverview, FL
Tim Serratore  -  Colorado Springs, CO

PARTICIPANTS
Caleb Andrade  -  Fontana, CA
Joseph Bensky  -  West Windsor, NJ
Matt Bleck  -  Lake Forest, IL
Adam Brock  -  Plymouth Meeting, PA
John Collins  -  Dedham, MA
Brian Fagan  -  Millis, MA
Robert Griffin  -  Abington, MA
Conor Harrington  -  Bellingham, MA
Thomas Josephson  -  Raleigh, NC
Shane Kanaly  -  Queensbury, NY
Ronald Morello  -  Valley Falls, NY
Tyler Rew  -  Burnsville, MN
Davids Rozitis  -  Sloatsburg, NY
Jordan Sabin  -  South Windsor, CT
Dillon Scibelli  -  Queens, NY
Kyle Walsh  -  Pittsford, NY
Jack Young  -  Arlington Heights, IL


PROGRAM OF MERIT
University at Buffalo  -  Buffalo, NY
PARTICIPANTS
Patrick Dapuzzo  -  Rutherford, NJ
Mike Dietrich  -  Southampton, NJ
Bobby Esposito  -  Bridgewater, NJ
Chad Fuller  -  Woodhaven, MI
Logan Gruhl  -  N. Chesterfield, VA
Kody Helbig  -  Mars, PA
Mitchell Hunt  -  Seattle, WA
Cam McCambridge  -  Saint John, IN
Kilian McNamara  -  Lantana, FL
A.J. Potvin  -  Goffstown, NH
Sam Rankin  -  Ankeny, IA
Andrew Rasky  -  Canton, MI
Logan Wetekamp  -  St. Clair Shores, MI
Riley Yerkovich  -  Kansas City, KS

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