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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 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.

2018 Summer Development Camp Schedule

Links to complete online application are posted below the 2018 Camp Schedule. Applications must be submitted through online website by the posted deadline.

Sled Hockey applications must forwarded to Disabled Hockey Referee-in-Chief by application deadline. Applications are available beneath the camp schedule posted below.

Central Futures Camp June 9-14 Kent, OH March 15
Western Futures Camp June 16-21 Colorado Springs, CO March 15
Northern Futures Camp June 17-22 Sault Ste. Marie, MI March 15
Eastern Futures Camp July 9-13 Keene, NH March 15
Women's Futures Camp July 14-20 St. Cloud, MN March 15
Sled Hockey Futures Camp July 12-15 Buffalo, NY June 11
High Performance Camp July 7-13 Buffalo, NY March 15
Program of Merit June 26-July 2 Buffalo, NY Invite Only


Lake Superior State University  -  Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Doug Sorensen (Camp Director) - Brookings, SD
Sean Fernandez - Traverse City, MI
Charlie O'Connor - Riverview, FL
Patrick Richardson - Syracuse, NY
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO

Andrew Bartholomay - Fargo, ND
Zach Caroselli - Minocqua, WI
Tyler Hascall - Corona, CA
Breck Heintz - Bismarck, ND
Joshua Katsimpalis - Yorkville, IL
Kollin Knapp - St. Louis, MO
Clinton Luetkemeyer - Jefferson City, MO
Aaron McCrary - Sun Prairie, WI
John Padalis - Belleville, MI
Jonah Peryam - Southgate, MI
Maxwell Prexta - Westlake, OH
Quinn Schafer - Lapeer, MI
Nick Seppala - Pengilly, MN
John Spooner - Salt Lake City, UT
Taylor Zallek - Hancock, MI

Keene State College  -  Keene, NH
John Miceli (Camp Director) - Catonsville, MD
Jake Davis - Wyandotte, MI
William Hancock - Huntington Woods, MI
Sean MacFarlane - Otis Orchards, WA
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO

William Anderson - Alpharetta, GA
Alex Berard - Winslow, MA
Cody Buesser - Arvada, CO
Jesse Burns - Hamden, CT
Jordan Deckard - Salem, NH
Brian Fagan - Millis, MA
Robert Griffin - Abington, MA
Matthew Heinen - Denver, CO
James Hopkins - Medford, NJ
Michael Miggans - Arlington, TX
Ronald Morello - Valley Falls, NY
Max Perkins - Brighton, MA
A.J. Potvin - Goffstown, NH
Daniel Rosengard - Manchester, NH
Jordan Sabin - South Windsor, CT
Eric Sachse - Jefferson, MA
Charlie Van Kula - Radnor, PA

Colorado College  -  Colorado Springs, CO
Ken Handley (Camp Director) - Cincinnati, OH
Kenneth Anderson - New Hope, MN
Erik Contino - Castle Pines, CO
John Waleski - Avoca, PA
Matt Leaf - Colorado Springs, CO

Brenden Ast - Frisco, TX
Travis Baker - Mesquite, TX
Chris Beaubien - Colorado Springs, CO
Benton Campbell - Anchorage, AK
Bryan Feiler - Farmingville, NY
Kenneth Headley - Mead, WA
Rance Hughes - Post Falls, ID
Scott Morton - San Diego, CA
Trevor Preston - Sioux Falls, SD
Eric Steele - Minot, ND
Michael Tsarevski - Lakewood, CO
Sandy Wierzba - Centennial, CO
Charles Witte - Denver, CO
David Zaks - Tacoma, WA
Dennis Zaks - Tacoma, WA

Kent State University  -  Kent, OH
Bruce Geddes (Camp Director) - Loudonville, NY
Riley Bowles - Chattaroy, WA
Daniel Dreger - Denver, CO
Michael Fusani - Depew, NY
BJ Ringrose - Colorado Springs, CO

Benjamin Bugge - West Windsor, NJ
Adam Curwin - Scottsdale, AZ
Bryan Gorcoff - Dublin, OH
Daniel Huntington - Berkeley Lake, GA
Joseph Johnson - Dumfries, VA
Scott LaPoe - Naperville, IL
Gabriel Lewis - Millport, NY
David Lilly - Marcellus, NY
Alexander Peters - Kasson, MN
Thomas Russell - Lockport, NY
Bryan Thurnauer - West Chester, OH

St. Cloud State University  -  St. Cloud, MN
Joel Hansson (Camp Director) - Johanneshov, SWE
Erin Blair - Elgin, IL
Katie Guay - Mansfield, MA
Jackie Spresser - Thornton, CO
Matt Leaf - Colorado Springs, CO

Calley Brandon-Laux - Beaverton, OR
Cara Burch - Westminster, CO
Melissa Doyle - White Bear Lake, MN
Maria Furberg - Umeay, SWE
Katie Glover - McFarland, WI
Kajsa Jackson - Omaha, NE
Catherine LaPrad - Worcester, MA
Brooke Larsen - Burnsville, MN
Haley Ludwig - Moorhead, MN
Katy Matson - Munising, MI
Monica Rodriguez-Steinke - Dublin, OH
Melissa Sweers - Grand Rapids, MI
Amanda Tassoni - Cumberland, RI
Amanda Ziola - Commerce Township, MI

University at Buffalo  -  Buffalo, NY
Gary Cutler - Buffalo, NY
Garrett Gaydosh - Indiana, PA

Lee Bjornson - Escondido, CA
Charles Ikeda - Branford, CT
Joshua Kinney - Oak Park, MI
Guy Manchuk - Rancho Cardove, CA
Joe Procida - New London, CT

University at Buffalo  -  Buffalo, NY
Johnathan Morrison - St. Paul, MN
Evonne Fix - Maplewood, MN
Andrew Bethmann - O'Fallon, MO

Matt Bleck - Lake Forest, IL
Brooke Hanson - Maple Grove, MN
Peter Jenkin - Appleton, WI
Adam Kiel - Milford, MA
Mary Owen - Oakland, CA
Ryan Schroder - McFarland, WI

University at Buffalo  -  Buffalo, NY
Patrick Dyer (Camp Director) - Duluth, MN
Kevin Cassidy - New Prague, MN
Andrew Dokken - Bemidji, MN
Lucas Martin - Stoughton, WI
Andrew Wilk - Santa Rosa Valley, CA

Cody Clark - Sioux City, IA
Shawn Cornock - Marquette, MI
James Curtin - Westwood, MA
Chad Curtiss - Reading, MA
Dalton Fenske - Rice Lake, WI
Dan Grimaudo - Estero, FL
Samuel Heidemann - Milwaukee, WI
Peter Jenkin - Appleton, WI
Nick Klinkhammer - Mound, MN
Eric McDonald - Bakersfield, CA
Kilian McNamara - Iantana, FL
Gordon Mitchard - Algonquin, IL
Michael Noeth - Ayer, MA
Greg Offerman - Madison, WI
Jeff Pacocha - Elmwood Park, IL
Sam Schildkraut - Hoboken, NJ
Trent Williams - Duncanville, TX
Riley Yerkovich - Rock Springs, WY

University at Buffalo  -  Buffalo, NY
Steve Tatro (Camp Director) - Two Harbors, MN
Brian Murphy - Dover, NH
Greg Kimmerly - Thornton, ONT
Dennis Larue - Spokane, WA
Bryan Pancich - Lebanon, IL
Brian Pochmara - Clinton Township, MI
Anthony Sericolo - Altamont, NY

Anthony Aronson - Maple Grove, MN
Addison Brush - St. Louis, MO
Rhodes Dolan - Waterloo, IA
Matthew Larson - West Branch, IA
Jacob Rekucki - Rockford, MI
Kyle Richetelle - Hamden, CT
Steven Rouillard - Turner, ME
Steven Sailor - Sewell, NJ
Liam Sewell - Hull, GRB
Stan Szczurek - Mesa, AZ
John Tallieu - Davison, MI
Ryan Townsend - Las Vegas, NV
James White - Shelby Township, MI
Chase Wilkinson - Spring, TX
Christopher Williams - Davison, MI

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