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        ESTABLISHED 2012





JULY 24 - JULY 27, 2014



The Elite Exposure Camp is SOLD OUT

Elite Exposure Camp Objective

At all camp levels, the Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps strive to develop officials in ways that will allow each participant to achieve success at higher levels of hockey officiating. PEOC seeks to instruct basic, intermediate and advanced officiating skills and techniques necessary to establish a foundation towards that success.

The PEOC Elite Exposure Camp is designed for an elite level official – at any age – who is looking to improve their overall skill set while taking on the challenge of officiating Junior A (Tier II) level hockey. Whether your personal goal is to advance to the next level or you desire to adopt officiating as a profession, the PEOC Elite Exposure Camp will assist you in obtaining those officiating aspirations.

This camp is customized for those officials who are currently working high levels of hockey (Junior, NCAA & above) with true aspirations to advance their officiating careers to the highest levels. The instruction staff at the PEOC Elite Exposure Camp will be comprised of invited guests currently involved in the officiating departments & officiating administration offices of both collegiate & professional hockey leagues. We ask that prospective officials understand the purpose of this elite level camp and self-evaluate before making their camp selection.

** During the PEOC Elite Exposure Camp, participants will go through on-ice and off-ice physical testing. ** 

The results of the on-ice and off-ice physical testing will be included in each participant's PEOC Individual Camp Report (ICR). The ICR will be sent directly to officiating administrators in professional and collegiate hockey leagues throughout the country.

The PEOC Elite Exposure Camp will be approximately 4 days in duration. The camp will begin on Thursday evening and conclude Sunday afternoon. 

The Elite Exposure Camp will operate in conjunction with the main final tryout camp for the North American Hockey League's Johnstown Tomahawks.

Elite Exposure Camp Highlights

  • Dedicated PEOC Officials Locker Room for the duration of the camp weekend, complete with assigned stalls, nameplates, tape, and other officiating essentials

  • PEOC camp apparel provided for each participant (PEOC T-shirts, shorts, etc.)
  • Dedicated classroom for the duration of the camp weekend
  • Correspondence from leagues for review, including the NHL, AHL, ECHL, IIHF, and NCAA
  • Four on-ice training sessions with referee/linesman specific drills & game simulations
  • Individual filming and review of officiating & skating drills with instruction staff
  • Multiple classroom sessions per day focusing on positioning, game management, penalty standard, etc.
  • Multiple game experiences per day & video performance review from the Instruction Staff with the crew immediately following each game session
  • Complete review and utilization of the 4-Man Officiating System throughout the camp weekend
  • Peer Evaluations after each game
  • Camp Dinner on Saturday evening provided by PEOC
  • Attendance at camp also serves as attending a WPHOA Evaluation Session (WPHOA Members)
  • One-on-one Q&A sessions with experienced staff
  • Individual Camp Reports (ICR) for each participant. The ICR will be compiled jointly by the PEOC Instruction Staff following the Elite Exposure Camp and will be sent directly to current officiating administrators in both professional and collegiate hockey leagues throughout the country. The ICR will include a general assessment of each participant's camp performance, the results of their on-ice and off-ice testing and may include camp game films and/or individual on-ice session video, if requested.

Instructors & Staff

The component that makes the Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps a huge success with the participants is the experience & knowledge of our instruction staff. 

In prior years, PEOC camps have had instructors with officiating experience in the NHL, AHL, ECHL, OHL, IIHF and NCAA Division I hockey. 

The instruction staff has included current NHL Linesman Derek Amell; current ECHL VP of Hockey Operations Joe Ernst; current IIHF, Ontario Hockey League & AHL referee Keith Kaval; and current Big Ten, ECHL & AHL linesmen Ray King and Zach Roberts.

The 2014 PEOC Elite Exposure Camp Instruction Staff will be selected from top officials who are currently working – or have experience in – the National Hockey League, American Hockey League, ECHL, IIHF and NCAA Division I hockey. The Elite Exposure Camp will also invite top officiating administrators from collegiate & professional hockey league for participants to showcase their officiating abilities.

Other top instructors within the USA Hockey Officiating Education Program, including District Referees-in-Chief, Evaluation Coordinators and Supervisors, may also make appearances.

Elite Exposure Camp Attendance Criteria

All PEOC Elite Exposure Camp participants must:

  • Be a USA Hockey Completely Registered Official,

  • Be a exceptional skater,
  • Be proficient at working Junior, Collegiate and high levels of hockey,
  • Have a strong desire to develop their personal officiating skills
  • Have aspirations to advance to the highest levels of hockey officiating,
  • Have the ability and aspiration to learn very advanced techniques of officiating,
  • Must be available and attend the duration of the camp. 

Elite Exposure Camp Registration

  • The 2014 PEOC Elite Exposure Camp will be limited in number of participants.

  • Be sure to register early as this camp will sell out quickly.
  • Register online at
  • Registration begins on February 17, 2014 beginning at 10:00 AM EST.
  • REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE! Save $25 on camp fee if you register by March 17, 2014.

Elite Exposure Camp Cost

  • $200 Advanced Camp fee if registered by March 17, 2014 ($25 OFF - Early Registration Discount).

  • If registering after March 17, 2014, the camp fee is $225.
  • The camp fee is non-refundable to all participants.

Hotel Information

Each participant is responsible for their own lodging, if necessary. Sharing room expenses is encouraged. A list of camp attendees will be distributed to each participant once registration is complete to assist in limiting hotel expenses.

Super 8 Johnstown - from $67/night

627 Solomon Run Road

Highway 219 & Solomon Run Road

Johnstown, PA 15904

Econo Lodge Johnstown - from $74/night

430 Napoleon Place

Johnstown, PA 15901

Sleep Inn Johnstown - from $90/night

453 Theatre Dr

Johnstown, PA 15904 0453

Holiday Inn Express Johnstown - from $116/night

1440 Scalp Avenue

Johnstown, PA 15904

Arena Information

All on-ice sessions and classroom sessions will be held at Planet Ice Arena in Johnstown, PA:

Planet Ice Arena

195 Jari Drive

Johnstown. PA 15904

(814) 262-7465