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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, 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)

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.

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.

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 selected by a committee comprised of Tier I Junior, NCAA and professional league representatives.

PROGRAM FEE - No registration fee required, and USA Hockey will subsidize a 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.

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.


Program dates are subject to change.

Please read all instructions carefully.

Men's Central Futures Camp June 5 - 10 Bowling Green, OH March 1, 2023
Men's Western Futures Camp June 12 - 17 Colorado Springs, CO March 1, 2023
Men's Northern Futures Camp June 18 - 23 Sault Ste. Marie, MI March 1, 2023
Men's Eastern Futures July 25 - 30 Keene, NH March 1, 2023
Women's Futures Camp June 24 - 30 Oxford, OH March 1, 2023
Sled Hockey Futures Camp TBD Vorhees, NJ TBD
Men's High-Performance Camp July 7 - 13 Buffalo, NY March 1, 2023
Women's High-Performance Camp July 16 - 22 Oxford, OH March 1, 2023
Program of Merit June 22 - 28 Buffalo, NY INVITE ONLY


Bowling Green State University  |  Bowling Green, OH
Peter Morris (Camp Director)  -  Williamsville, NY
William Hancock  -  Lake Villa, IL
Pete Jenkin  -  Naperville, IL
Rocco Stachowiak  -  Roselle, IL
BJ Ringrose  -  Colorado Springs, CO

Ryan Baker  -  Brunswick, ME

Josh Burg  -  Washington, DC
Trent Burton  -  Brick, NJ
Hunter Doyle  -  Pittsburgh, PA
Kyle Hoberg  -  Clinton Township, MI
Christian Johansen  -  Beacon, NY
Luke Niggemann  -  New Berlin, WI
Parker Norman  -  Louisville, KY
Garri Saganenko  -  Oak Bluffs, MA
Robert Taylor II  -  Agawam, MA
Trey Taylor  -  Odenton, MD
Jared Walker  -  Hamburg, NY

Colorado College  |  Colorado Springs, CO
Gui Bradshaw (Camp Director)  -  Cleveland, OH
Kevin Cassidy  -  New Prague, MN
Bryan Gorcoff  -  Columbus, OH
John Lindner  -  Bonsall, CA
BJ Ringrose  -  Colorado Springs, CO

Caswell Bloomquist  -  Helena, MT
Blake Butler  -  Bolingbrook, IL
Sam Clay-Lund  -  Yucca Valley, CA
Tyler Kesten  -  Orem, UT
Dale Kjorstad  -  Williston, ND
Jeroen Klijberg  -  Oisterwijk, NED
Max Lieberman  -  Morton Grove, IL
Thomas Pease  -  Anchorage, AK
Hayden Pike  -  Fort Worth, TX
Joshua Reale  -  Henderson, NV
Demitri Samarkos  -  Oldsmar, FL
Takaji St. Pierre  -  Arvada, CO
Cooper Strand  -  Minot, ND
Chris van Grinsven  -  Geleen, NED
Blake Williams  -  Eugene, OR

Lake Superior State University  |  Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Dan Ellison (Camp Director)  -  San Diego, CA
Jake Davis  -  New Boston, MI
Chris Williams  -  Davison, MI
Riley Yerkovich  -  Shawnee, KS
BJ Ringrose  -  Colorado Springs, CO

Dakotah Anderson  -  Hibbing, MN
David Anderson  -  Albany, MN
Ryan Behnken  -  Valencia, PA
Sami Cekaj  -  Warren, MI
Martin De La Hunt  -  Crestwood, MO
Cameron Hunt  -  South Lyon, MI
Justin Kilen  -  Mandan, ND
Andrew Lindley  -  Midland, MI
Jordan Love  -  Minot, ND
William Millett  -  Crestwood, KY
Luke Ortloff  -  Duluth, MN
Nathan Sink  -  Harbor Springs, MI
LT Smith  -  Brighton, MI
Jacob Tolfree  -  Traverse City, MI
Trevor Young  -  St. Cloud, MN

Keene State College  |  Keene, NH
Kevin Redding (Camp Director)  -  Uniondale, CT
Tyler Hascall  -  Corona, CA
Jason Lortie  -  Fort Myers, FL
Michael Miggans  -  Hurst, TX
BJ Ringrose  -  Colorado Springs, CO

Cameron Antonellis  -  Waltham, MA
Jacques Bertrand  -  Reston, VA
Mark Borek  -  Hillsborough, NJ
Doug Dowell  -  West Newfield, ME
Alex Jedson  -  West Greenwich, RI
Troy Lange  -  Providence, RI
Jacob Lapierre  -  Lewiston, ME
Joshua Lemieux  -  Worcester, MA
Braeden Perry  -  North Kingstown, RI
Aaron Reich  -  Scarsdale, NY
Charlie Tremblay  -  Litchfield, NH

St. Cloud State University  |  St. Cloud, MN
Annette Lin (Camp Director)  -  Bellevue, WA
Jennifer Cameron  -  Northborough, MA
Erika Greenen  -  Romeoville, IL
Taylor Hanvelt  -  Mikana, WI
Matt Leaf  -  Colorado Springs, CO

Marine Dinant  -  Sint-Joris-Winge, BEL
Grace Ding  -  Boston, MA
Maria Gherardi  -  Hibbing, MN
Headieh Godwin  -  Folsom, CA
Emily Jedson  -  West Greenwich, RI
Jessica Jones  -  El Cajon, CA
Aimee Konet  -  Missoula, MT
Kelly Lorenz  -  Carlton, MN
Meaghan Murphy  -  Indianapolis, IN
Rebecca Musante  -  Wyoming, MI
Rebekah Rath  -  Ottumwa, IA
Kaelyn Szymanski  -  Sauk Rapids, MN
Lucy Van Kula  -  Radnor, PA
Carlye Veer  -  Bloomington, MN

Daemen College  |  Amherst, NY
Pat "Duffy" Dyer  (Camp Director)  -  Duluth, MA
Nick Briganti  -  Meriden, CT
Logan Gruhl  -  N. Chesterfield, VA
Matthew Heinen  -  Minnetonka, MN
Tim Serratore  -  Colorado Springs, CO
BJ Ringrose  -  Colorado Springs, CO

Eric Arrigo  - Des Plaines, IL
Wyatt Corrigan  -  Cottage Grove, MN
Gabe Cuffel  -  Indianapolis, IN
Landon Depew  -  Plymouth, MN
Colin Fulks  -  Petal, MS
Cameron Giancarlo  -  East Aurora, NY
David Guimont  -  Bedford, NH
Daniel Haas  -  Ashburn, VA
Gunnar Hanson  -  Eagle River, AK

Sean Hoppe  -  Belcamp, MD
Kyle Joseph  -  Lititz, PA
Kenny Mills  -  North Reading, MA
Odin Nelson  -  Minot, ND
Eric Seelye  -  Swartz Creek, MI
Andrew Thompson  -  Lancaster, PA
Tyler Willie  -  Highlands Ranch, CO

St. Cloud State University  |  St. Cloud, MN
Stacey Livingston  -  Fort Mill, SC
Chelsea Rapin  -  Shelburne, VT
Jackie Spresser  -  Thornton, CO
Matt Leaf  -  Colorado Springs, CO

Tasha Adams  -  Arlington, VA
Michaela Bahl  -  St. Paul, MN
Brittney Berning  -  Litchfield, MN
Calley Brandon-Laux  -  Lafayette, OR
Alexia Cheyroux  -  Grenoble, FRA
Tippy Hill  -  Phoenix, AZ
Teresa Owens  -  Tacoma, WA
Melissa Sweers  -  Grandville, MI
Jessica Vybiral  -  Hummelstown, PA
Kirsten Welsh  -  Freedom, PA

Daemen College  |  Amherst, NY
Kyle Bushee  -  Kalamazoo, MI
Zach Carson  -  Delano, MN
Bryan Gorcoff  -  Columbus, OH
Brandon Grillo  -  Canton, MI
Tyler Hascall  -  Carona, CA
Sam Heidemann  -  Blaine, MN
Matthew Heinen  -  Minnetonka, MN
Pete Jenkin  -  Naperville, IL
John Lindner  -  Oceanside, CA
John Rey  -  Pedricktown, NJ
Quinn Schafer  -  Lapeer, MI
Rocco Stachowiak  -  Naperville, IL
Jack Young  -  Arlington Heights, IL
Mike Zyla  -  Somerville, MA

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