Hockey Alberta, and its Officials Committee, coordinates development camp opportunities for officials throughout Alberta between the ages of 18 and 30. The selection process does not focus on elite officials, rather it focuses on officials who will help better the program throughout the province.
The Alberta Cup selection camp (or Zone camp) is the first step in the development process. It provides officials the opportunity to officiate elite levels of Bantam hockey while being supervised by qualified and experienced officials. Officials will be also introduced to the expectations and responsibilities of senior officials. The exposure at this camp helps officials advance within the Zone and provides the opportunity to attend other development camps.
Two officials are selected from this camp to represent each Zone at the Alberta Cup. The officials will undergo an even more rigorous development program than the Zone Camp and will be exposed to officials from throughout Alberta.
The Referee Development Camp is run in conjunction with Hockey Alberta’s Men’s Under-16 Development Camp each year. This is the third stage of Referee Development Process and is a week-long camp. It is an intense week that is simply the best development opportunity for the selected officials.
The process of determining which officials will be selected to attend a development camp is coordinated within each of the six officials’ zones in Alberta. For more information on how to apply for a development camp opportunity, check with your Officials Zone representative: