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2010 Officiating Development Camp

By WIHOA, 04/01/10, 6:17PM MDT


2010 Officiating Development Camp

Salt Lake City, May7th – 9th


It’s that time of year again...if you have never been to this camp, well…you should consider it.


Do you want to learn in one weekend what would possibly take years?

This is for you!


This camp is for any male or female official who:

1.   Is age 13 or older

2.   Is not a beginner skater

3.   Wants to improve and develop their officiating skills


But…it is especially for those who love a challenge and enjoy a great time. Everyone who has attended in the past has come away from this opportunity excited and energized. They now have the tools to become a better official in much less time. Here are the details of this year’s camp:

  • The officials’ camp begins on Friday May 7th 2010, 10:00AM at the Acord Recreational Facility (right next to the Acord ice rink) in West Valley City (approximately 5400 West and 3100 South.
  • You will attend a classroom session designed specifically for this camp. It is fun and interactive for all participants. You will get instruction from officials who work at the highest levels of USA, Collegiate, and Pro Hockey.
  • You will participate in a professionally taught Power Skating session. This alone has a real dollar value of around $200.00.


Now for the special part of what this camp is about:

  • You will work actual games! The bonus here is that you each will have personal videotape with voice-over instruction, live as you work your games. Wow! You will not believe what you see/hear, and the instruction that goes along with it will have an immediate positive impact on your next on ice performance.

Camps best feature:

  • On-Ice Shadowing! Take advantage of the opportunity to have an instructor on the ice with you shadowing and coaching you as you move with the game. This is a fantastic chance to condense into one hour what might take a year or two’s worth of working games to learn proper positioning. Learn firsthand how experienced officials communicate with players then give it a try on your own.


A note about the hockey you will be officiating:

This camp is in conjunction with the District Player Development Camp. The best players at each age division (girls and boys) from around the Rocky Mountain District are invited to this camp to learn and showcase their skills in a competitive environment. The hockey is fast and skilled at every level.


Your skating ability will be evaluated for assignment considerations. If you are evaluated to be a “poor skater” - your time and opportunity for the on-ice experience may be limited for this portion of the camp. Whatever ice time you do not get assigned, you will have a rink-side seat with the instructors to learn from them as they video and coach fellow officials. Being on the ice is not the only way to learn it right and learn it fast. This is a fantastic opportunity to see and experience, firsthand, what will make you a much better official. (If you have a concern for the age of a participant or their Skating Ability call me and we can discuss it)



Cost: All this, and more, for the cost of only $50.00. Checks made out to:

“USA Hockey, Bob McMann RMD R-I-C”


Dates: May 7th (Friday at 10:00AM) until Sunday May 9th (after 4PM).

Hotel: The Hampton Inn 2055 S Redwood Rd SLC, UT 84104 Call 801-886-0703 for reservations. The Room Rate is $69.00 + Tax (Hurry, rooms are limited to first come first serve) breakfast is included and the facility has an indoor pool, hot tub and workout room. If you want a roommate send me an e-mail. I will TRY to connect you with someone else who also may be interested. No promises.

There is no free transportation from the airport but a taxi is about $20.00


While at the camp personal transportation is a good idea, car-pooling and rides will be available but limited.


This announcement is being sent via your e-mail only. Please go to to register! There is also a ‘printable” application (Camp Registration) attached to this message that you must send to me by US MAIL that will have your check enclosed with it. At this time we CANNOT accept any payment on line. Go to this Web Page for additional information: Read what previous campers have to say about their experience at this camp. Check out some of the photo’s from the 2009 camp. Once you decide to go you should “Pre Register” your intentions to attend. We will hold a slot for you BUT, only the officials who send in their check will be guaranteed a slot and will be placed on the active roster for the camp.


You must hurry, don’t delay; this camp does fill up fast. This is a first come first serve opportunity. Class size is limited so make your commitment to supercharge your officiating experience today!


Call 801-280-1553 or e-mail me if you have questions.


If you are a female official and are considering attending this camp and you have questions you may also contact the Rocky Mountain District Women’s Officials Coordinator – Sarah Henderson,


REMINDER you will need ALL YOUR GEAR and full uniform.