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Summer Officiating Development Camps


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.)


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.


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.


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.


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.

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


Kent State University  -  Kent, OH
Shane Warschaw (Camp Director) - Altadena, CA
Andrew Dokken - Bemidji, MN
Walker Holton - Orlando, FL
Tyler Loftus - Duryea, PA
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO

Robert Bergamasco - Buffalo Grove, IL
Michael Carrelli - Huntingdon Valley, PA
Dylan Contento - Frederick, MD
Jared Cummins - East Amherst, NY
Matthew Drew - Portland, ME
Jacob Kohlmeyer - Fort Wayne, IN
Gage Reisinger - Tampa, FL
Davids Rozitis - Sloatsburg, NY
Dominic Six - Boiling Springs, PA
Kyle Walsh - Pittsford, NY

Lake Superior State University  -  Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Guy Bradshaw (Camp Director) - Cleveland, OH
Jake Davis - Wyandotte, MI
Andrew Wilk - Costa Mesa, CA
Christopher Williams - Davison, MI
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO

Andrew Boychuck - Chicago, IL
Henry DuMez - Holland, MI
Jeff Flannigan - Kalamazoo, MI
Davis Fleming - Macomb, MI
Quentin Gabriel - Rochester Hills, MI
Luke Gagnon - Jenison, MI
Charlie Garavaglia - St. Louis, MO
Cooper Holferty - Marquette, MI
Adam Kangas - Cloquet, MN
Troy Marrett - Brighton, MI
Michael McDonald - Eagle River, WI
Ryan Mewha - Duluth, MN
Conor Redden - Granger, IN
Jonathan Stevanovich - Brookfield, IL
Andrew Sullivan - East Sandwich, MA
Jake Uhlenbrock - Oxford, OH
Andy Zawada - Columbus, OH

Colorado College  -  Colorado Springs, CO
Ken Handley (Camp Director) - Cincinnati, OH
William Hancock - Chicago, IL
Jeff Parker - W. Des Moines, IA
Kyle Richetelle - Worcester, MA
Matt Leaf - Colorado Springs, CO

Eric Arrigo - Des Plaines, IL
Devin Blada - Minot, ND
Vincent Cavallaro - North Pole, AK
Grant Crowell - W. Des Moines, IA
Conor Harrington - Bellingham, MA
Dane Hopkins - Highlands Ranch, CO
Blake Kochner - St. Peters, MO
Chris Lee - Sidney, MT
Brandon McInnis - Sunrise, FL
Jake Owens - Anaheim, CA
Reid Schroeder - Urbandale, IA
Jake Stach - Minot, ND
Nicholas Thompson - Colorado Springs, CO
Dillon Zobel - Anchorage, AK

Keene State College  -  Keene, NH
Bruce Geddes (Camp Director) - Loudonville, NY
Kenny Anderson - New Hope, MN
Michael Fusani - Depew, NY
Charlie O'Connor - Riverview, FL
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO

Andrew Bell - Bergenfield, NJ
Joseph Bensky - West Windsor, NJ
Adam Brock - Plymouth Meeting, PA
Brett Dardzinski - Eldersburg, MD
Robert Gorman - West Roxbury, MA
Peter Gryga - Queensbury, NY
Lawrence Kruglyak - Wayne, NJ
Jared McMullen - Cranston, RI
Ryan Nolan - Dedham, MA
Ryan Robinson - Carlisle, MA
Ryan Siegel - Dayton, NJ
Cameron Torres - Manchester, CT

St. Cloud State University  -  St. Cloud, MN
Jessica Leclerc - Saco, ME
Stacey Livingston - Fort Mill, SC
Melissa Szkola - St. Clair Shores, MI
Matt Leaf - Colorado Springs, CO

Bethany Bowshall - Adelaide, AUS
Krysta Brooks - Allen Park, MI
Sarah Buckner - Hopkins, MN
Samantha Cebulski - Geneva, IL
Polina Danilova - Irkutsk, RUS
Kellie Dineen - Minneapolis, MN
Darya Ermak - Moscow, RUS
Delaney Harrop - Walpole, MA
Samantha Kline - Roxbury Crossing, MA
Kristina Klishko - San Diego, CA
Danika Korpacz - West Greenwich, RI
Kelsey McCauley - Rehoboth, MA
Mackenzie McGuire - Export, PA
Hannah Robbins - Evergreen, CO
Hui Wang - Beijng, CHN
Haley Yates - Chicago, IL

University at Buffalo  -  Buffalo, NY
Andrew Bethmann - O'Fallon, MO
Scott Brinkman - Tonawanda, NY
Gary Cutler - Buffalo, NY
Johnathan Morrison - Clear Lake, IA
Brad Roethlisberger - Green Bay, WI

Robert Esposito - Bridgewater, NJ
Eric Komorek - Erie, PA
Brendan Lewis - Hudson, OH
Eric Netzel - Salem, WI
Logan Wetekamp - Berkley, MI
Jacob Wocks - Cincinnati, OH

University at Buffalo  -  Buffalo, NY
Patrick Dyer (Camp Director) - Duluth, MN
Kevin Cassidy - New Prague, MN
Sean McFarlane - Otis Orchards, WA
Patrick Richardson - Syracuse, NY
Peter Schlittenhardt - S. Plainfield, NJ

Alex Berard - Winslow, ME
Jesse Burns - Cheshire, CT
Richard Eaman - San Jose, CA
Tyler Hascall - Corona, CA
Matthew Heinen - Denver, CO
Daniel Huntington - Berkeley Lake, GA
Brian Kimmins - Buffalo, NY
David Lilly Jr. - Marcellus, NY
John Lindner - Fallbrook, CA
Aaron McCrary - Sun Prairie, WI
Michael Miggans - Aubrey, TX
Dustin Miller - Valley City, ND
AJ Potvin - Goffstown, NH
Charlie Van Kula - Radnor, PA
Trevor Wohlford - Burbank, CA
Taylor Zallek - Hancock, MI
Michael Zyla - Tewksbury, MA

University at Buffalo  -  Buffalo, NY
Steve Tatro (Camp Director) - Two Harbors, MN
Brian Murphy - Dover, NH
Ryan Daisy - Quincy, MA
Greg Kimmerly - Thornton, ONT
Mark Lemelin - Charlotte, NC
Bryan Pancich - Lebanon, IL
Ian Walsh - Portland, OR

Nolan Bloyer - Coon Rapids, MN
Kevin Corbett - East Lansing, MI
Cameron Fleming - Chesterfield, MO
Brian Hankes - Minneapolis, MN
J.R. Stagar - Pittsburgh, PA
Randy Dengler - Leechburg, PA
Cameron Dykstra - Merritt Island, FL
Neil Frederickson - Lake Elmo, MN
Shane Gustafson - Lake in the Hills, IL
Jake Jackson - Andover, MN
Eric McDonald - Bakersfield, CA
Michael Noeth - Ayer, MA
Zane Stout - Murrysville, PA
Trent Williams - Duncanville, TX

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