2019 USA Hockey Training 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.
USA Hockey has announced their 2019 summer training camp schedule. This year's
training camps include Futures Camps, Sled Hockey Futures Camp,
High Performance Camp, and the Program of Merit. There are separate training
camps for USA Hockey instructors, the folks who run our annual Officiating Seminars.
We have the dates and locations for the USA Hockey training camps posted to our
Training Page. Applications for
all but the Instructor Training Camp are submitted online at USA Hockey.
Go to the
USA Hockey Officiating Development Camps web site and scroll to the bottom
of the page to find the links to the camp applications.
Most applications are due by
March 15. If you are interested in becoming an instructor, contact your
State Supervisor of Officials for a link to the application form. Instructor
training applications are due before March 5.
Advanced Officiating Symposium
USA Hockey is accepting reservations for the first annual Advanced Officiating
Symposium for Officials applying for the new Tenured Official status. The
Symposium will be held July 26-28, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN. Registration is open
only to Officials who have been completely registered as Level 3 or Level 4
for the previous three seasons. Attendees are responsible for their own
travel, lodging, and meals with discounted room rates available at the symposium
venue, the Minneapolis Airport Marriott. The registration fee for
the Symposium is $475. The cut-off date for reservations is July 5, 2019.
You can download a copy of the Symposium flyer
The 2019 Advanced Officiating Symposium will feature presentations from
high-level speakers including Kevin Collins, long-time NHL linesman
who was recently inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame;
four-time Olympic referee Dennis LaRue, Brian Murphy, who
was an NHL linesman for 29 seasons; and Joy Johnston,
three-time Olympic referee and Ice Hockey United
Kingdom director of officiating. General session presentations will cover a
wide range of topics, including managing teams, developing a strong
mental officiating game and career development.
Attendance at the Advanced Officiating Symposium
is required in order to earn Tenured status.
Tenured Officials will not be required to attend an annual Officiating
Education classroom seminar or pass the closed book test
in order to renew their registration. In order to renew their annual
registration, Tenured Officials will be required to complete
an abbreviated Online Education Module and pass of the Open Book Rules test.
Background screening and SafeSport is still required. Tenured status will
continue as long as the Official maintains his or her completed registration
status. You must be a completely registered Level 3 or Level 4 Official
for the previous three seasons in order to apply for Tenured status.
You can read more about the USA Hockey Tenured Official program
and the Annual Officiating Symposium at the USA Hockey
USA Hockey Tenured Officials
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