There are a variety of opportunities each summer to improve your skating, rule knowledge, on-ice presence, and officiating abilities. Here are some popular summer camps and programs, with links to learn more information.
MIHOA Summer Development Program
The fifth annual MIHOA Summer Development Program will take place July 9-15 at various St. Louis rinks. This program, held in partnership with the Winterland Ice Hockey Friendship Games, is a weekend of structured development, education and coaching of our newer and younger officials. It is an excellent opportunity to officiate several games in a short period of time, to receive feedback and coaching from experienced MIHOA supervisors, and to get prepared for the 2018-19 ice hockey season. NEW IN 2018, the Winterland Ice Hockey Program will also be conducting friendship game weekends at the Washington Park Ice Arena in Jefferson City. Click here for more information on how to apply for consideration for this local development program.
Central District Officiating Camp
Held at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, from June 17-22, 2018, the Central District Officiating Camp is the first step in the ladder for officials from the Central District who are interested in pursuing the USA Hockey Officiating Development program. This invitation-only camp is limited to ages 17-30 and includes classroom sessions, on-ice instruction, fitness assessment, and live-game officiating. Participants are selected based on their officiating ability, personal character, conduct, school record, and ambitions. Eligible officials will receive application information by email, or contact Bob Cunningham for details.
USA Hockey Summer 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. Learn more.
Don Koharski’s Officiating and Development Camps
The development of officials is taken very seriously at Don Koharski’s camps and for that reason they are committed to continually improve their on-ice and classroom sessions. Staff consists of the very best of amateur and professional officials who share their experiences both on and off the ice and work hard to provide campers with the very best of on-ice instruction. Don Koharski takes great pride in providing students interactive classroom sessions which can be put into practice on the ice. A new Elite Showcase Camp has been scheduled for June 11-14, 2018, in Nashville. Learn more.
Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps
Since 2012, The Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps have assisted in the development of aspiring ice hockey officials from throughout the United States and Canada. The Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps instruct a wide-range of ice hockey officiating skills from the most basic foundations to the most advanced techniques. The skills and topics presented in all of our programs are necessary for all officials to establish a foundation that will allow them to achieve success at any level of ice hockey officiating. Learn more.
California Referee School
Since 1987, Michel Voyer has directed the best and most well-known annual instructional camp for ice hockey officials in North America. The camp has sent over 300 graduates on to officiating careers in minor and professional hockey. The camp is open for all officials, from beginners who want to break into the game amateur level to experienced officials who want to keep their game at the highest possible level. This is the school of opportunities, attracting junior and professional supervisors looking to hire new recruits, it will give you the best exposure that you deserve. Learn more.
Officials should research camps thoroughly before registering, and should attend camps that will help them reach their goals. If you have questions about which camp is right for you, email email@example.com.
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