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NAHL accepting applications for Officiating Exposure Camps

December 21, 2023

The North American Hockey Legaue (NAHL) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2024 NAHL Officiating Exposure Camps are now open. 2024 Exposure Camps will take place in Missouri, Ohio, California and Massachusetts.

NAHL Officiating Exposure Camps are designed to provide education, exposure, and experience to officiating prospects who are seeking a development opportunity and aspire to advance into higher levels of amateur hockey, junior hockey and beyond. The camps will feature classroom sessions, off-ice testing, on-ice testing, and the opportunity to gain experience working in both the Three and Four-Official Systems.

Education: Classroom sessions will provide an overview of the Three- and Four-Official System positioning and mechanics and feature a presentation of the major differences between the USA Hockey Youth and USA Hockey Junior Rulebook. Officials will be provided an overview of the various opportunities in officiating that are available within the NAHL family of leagues and discuss the NAHL Officiating Ladder of Development.

Exposure: Officials will receive feedback from experienced Officiating Coaches and will leave with an understanding of the fundamental and advanced techniques they will need to master so that they can continue to develop into successful game managers at the current levels they work in addition to the levels they aspire to advance to. Officials will be exposed to a variety of on-ice and off-ice tests that will provide them with individual baseline performance measurements they can use to pinpoint and navigate areas of improvement for themselves in the future.

Experience: Held in conjunction with a NAHL Combine, games will feature highly skilled prospects from North America and Europe who are competing to advance their playing career to the junior hockey level. Games will be fast paced, skilled, and competitive! Officials will work in both the Three- and Four-Official Systems and will have the opportunity to officiate in front of representatives from USA Hockey's Advanced Officiating Development Program (AODP) and more.

2024 Exposure Camp Dates

St. Peters, MO: March 21 - 24, 2024, St. Peters Rec Plex

Columbus, OH: April 18 - 21, 2024, OhioHealth Chiller North

Irvine, CA: April 25 - 28, 2024, Great Parks Ice & FivePoint Arena

Attleboro, MA: May 2 - 5, 2024, New England Sports Village

  • Apply Online Here
  • The deadline to apply is February 2, 2024 at 11:59 PM CT
  • Applicants will be notified of their application results on or before February 16, 2024
  • If selected to participate, you will receive additional details on the camp registration process

Are you a CURRENT official and interested in officiating in the North American Hockey League? Complete our online NAHL Officiating Show of Interest form.

  • Space is limited. Applications will be reviewed by the NAHL Officiating Department and participants who are selected to attend will receive additional information on the camp registration and payment process
  • The Exposure Camp is open to USA Hockey certified officials who are 18 years of age or older who have at least one (1) year of experience
    • Applicants who are 18 years of age or older who have less than one (1) year of experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis
    • Applicants who are under 18 years of age will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must reside locally relative to Exposure Camp location (i.e. no accommodations needed)
 
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