Referee Summer Camp 2017

Cool Summer Fun for New & Experienced Minor Hockey Officials 

Referee Summer Camp 2017 offers five different programs to interested boys, girls, women and men from anywhere in Canada, the United States, Europe and beyond who are 16 years of age or older.

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Quick Start program for all new referees. 

Junior Development program for youth aged 16 or older who have less than two years referee experience

Adult Competitive Edge program for house league referees 18 years of age or older

Best Ever program for seasoned officials 18 years of age and older

Senior Refresher program for adults that want a comprehensive recertification experience. 

Overnight accommodation is NOT available through the Camp. Several commercial accommodation options are available near the veune.

Quick Start Program

A Full Time Program for New Referees


This 4-day program is a Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP) certification event specifically designed to kick-start the officiating career of persons 16 years of age or over who have NO practical referee training or experience. Participants receive plenty of closely supervised on-ice training and actual game experience. Off-ice training involves detailed studies of the playing rules, referee signals, duties of an official, officiating procedures and officiating positioning systems. The School loans Quick Start participants referee equipment if required. Quick Start graduates leave the camp capable and qualified to function effectively as a junior member of a house league hockey association's officiating staff. Graduates receive Hockey Canada Officiating Program certification and insurance coverage for the 2017/2018 hockey season.

This course includes 4 days and 4 evenings of officiating development activities, 3 on-ice training sessions, 4 evening game assignments, written/verbal feedback on performance during game assignments, reference material (including Canadian Hockey Rule Book / Case Book), instructional handouts and a Camp T-shirt.

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Important Note: Each Hockey Canada affiliated league/association has the right to determine the composition of their officiating staff. While Quick Start program graduates are capable and qualified to officiate minor hockey, the Canadian School of Hockey Officiating cannot guarantee graduates a position on the officiating staff of their favourite or local hockey league/association. New officials should contact their favourite/local hockey league/association referee coordinator or referee-in-chief to determine the prospect and expense of employment.

Junior Development Program

A Full Time Program for Youth with Limited Officiating Experience

This 4-day program is a Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP) recertification event for previously certified HCOP level 1 and Level 2 officials who are 16 years of age or older and have 1 or 2 years of officiating experience at the house league level. Emphasis is placed on knowledge of the rules, skill development and the technical aspects of officiating. Participation in this comprehensive training program allows officials with limited experience to greatly improve their knowledge of the rules and elevate their on-ice abilities in a very short period of time. Graduates leave the camp better able to function as a referee at the lower levels of Minor hockey and as a linesman at intermediate levels of Minor hockey. Graduates receive Hockey Canada Officiating Program certification and insurance coverage for the 2017-2018 hockey season.

This course includes 4 days and 4 evenings of officiating development activities, 3 on-ice training sessions, 4 evening game assignments, written/verbal feedback on performance during game assignments, Canadian Hockey Rule Book / Case Book, instructional handouts and a Camp T-shirt. Nutritious lunch and supper meals are also provided for the duration of the program.

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Adult Competitive Edge Program

A Full Time Program for Adults with a Strong Desire to Start Refereeing Competitive Minor Hockey

This 4-day program is a Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP) recertification event for previously certified HCOP level 1 and level 2 officials that want to begin officiating the A, AA or AAA divisions of competitive Minor hockey. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and must have a minimum of 1 year of officiating experience in house league hockey or adult recreational hockey. Participation in this comprehensive training program allows participants to greatly improve their on-ice skills, judgement and awareness so that they can easily transition to officiating at the faster, more competitive levels of Minor hockey. Specifically, graduates will leave the camp better able to function as a linesman at the highest levels of competitive Minor hockey and as a referee at lower-intermediate levels of competitive Minor hockey. Graduates receive Hockey Canada Officiating Program certification and insurance coverage for the 2017/2018 hockey season.

Registration includes 4 days and 4 evenings of officiating development activities, 3 on-ice training sessions, 4 evening game assignments, voice-over-video record of game assignments, written/verbal feedback on performance during game assignments, reference material (including Canadian Hockey Rule Book / Case Book), instructional handouts and a Camp T-shirt. Nutritious lunch and supper meals are provided for the duration of the program.

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Best Ever Program

A Full Time Program for Adults with Advanced Skills and Experience

This 3-day program is a Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP) recertification event for persons 18 years of age or older that have, as a minimum, 3 years experience as an official. Participants must be a certified HCOP Level 2 official or higher. The program is designed to be flexible and to challenge participants, no matter how experienced. This comprehensive training program focuses on judgement and penalty standards, complex rule application and advanced skill development. Graduates leave the camp better able to function as a referee at the highest levels of minor hockey. Graduates receive Hockey Canada Officiating Program certification and insurance coverage for the 2017/2018 hockey season. Participants may also upgrade to HCOP Level 3* (theory) by attending this program.

This course includes 3 days and 3 evenings of officiating development activities, 3 on-ice training sessions, 3 evening game assignments (including some Junior hockey), a voice-over-video record of game assignments, written/verbal feedback on performance during game assignments, Canadian Hockey Rule Book / Case Book, instructional handouts and a Camp T-shirt. Nutritious lunch and supper meals are also provided for the duration of the program.

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Overnight accommodation is NOT available through the Camp. Several commercial accommodation options are available near the venue.

Eligible candidates only. Officials must obtain written authorization to upgrade from the appropriate approving authority in their Branch.

Senior Refresher Program

A Part-Time Program for Experienced HCOP Level 2 & Level 3 Officials

This part-time program is a Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP) recertification event for experienced and fully certified Level 2 & 3 officials that cannot attend the "Best Ever" program. This comprehensive refresher program involves pre-camp study and one complete training day (including one on-ice training session) during the daytime (8:30 AM until 4:00 PM) on Monday August 21, 2017. The program also involves a game assignment and performance evaluation during the evening of Thursday August 24. Graduates leave the camp better able to function as a referee at the highest levels of minor hockey. Graduates also receive Hockey Canada Officiating Program certification and insurance coverage for the 2017/2018 hockey season.

The curriculum includes 1.5 hours of on-ice practice, three classroom sessions (including a presentation about rule changes for the upcoming season), an HCOP exam session and an evening game assignment (including some Junior hockey). Participants receive written/verbal feedback on performance during game assignments, a Hockey Canada Rule Book / Case Book, instructional handouts and a Camp T-shirt. Lunch is provided on the first day of camp.

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