Congrats to the following officials on being selected to participate in USA Hockey’s Development Camps this past summer. The USA Hockey Officiating Program offers many programs each season for officials to develop. Whether your goals are to progress to higher levels of the game (Junior, NCAA, Pro, IIHF, etc.), or to become a better officials in your local grassroots hockey community, there are programs available to those officials who wish to reach the top of their game. For more information, go to: USAH Advanced Development Programs.
OFFICIATING PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT CAMPS
FUTURES CAMPS (EASTERN, WESTERN, NORTHERN, CENTRAL & WOMEN’S):
Cameron McCambridge, Matt Bleck, and Richard Faron
OBJECTIVE – This camp is an intense and thorough review of the fundamentals of amateur ice hockey officiating. The camp establishes the existence within each participant of a practical understanding and a consistent application of the fundamentals of ice hockey officiating as recommended by the USA Hockey Officiating Program. These areas include positioning, rules knowledge and game management. This camp focuses on instructing the fundamentals and reinforcing all of the basic techniques an official needs to manage all levels of amateur hockey. Supporting areas of instruction will include skating technique, physical conditioning and mental preparedness.
PARTICIPANTS – All participants must be USA Hockey members who are between 18-28 years old. 12-18 participants will be selected for each of the futures camps.
HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMP:
Shane Gustafson and Anthony Vikhter
OBJECTIVE – To continue to advance the educational process of the amateur official who has successfully proven his proficiency and 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 advance techniques that officials must master to effectively manage hockey games at the highest levels, 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 – All participants must be USA Hockey members who are between 20-30 years old and it is preferred that they had previously attended a Futures Camp. They should have some experience at the Tier III Junior Level and/or the NAPHL or USA Hockey National Tournaments. 18-24 Participants will be selected to the High Performance Camp.