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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 here

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 page.


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