I am very pleased to announce to you that Mid-Am is holding its first ever female officiating camp this summer.
We are still in the process of finalizing the logistics, but it will be held in conjunction with the USA Hockey Girls 15 Only Player Development Camp on the campus of Miami University of Ohio located in Oxford, Ohio.
The camp will commence on Wednesday evening July 12, at 5:00pm and conclude at 1:00pm on Saturday July 15, 2023.
Highlights include daily classroom sessions, two officiating ice sessions and six 15 Only Player Development Camp Games to officiate daily on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Video review with an officiating coach will be available following each game you officiate.
The camp is being conducted by Mid-Am District Female Officiating Coordinator Mackenzie McGuire Gaydosh and Mid-Am Seminar Coordinator and National Officiating Camp Director Ken Handley, with assistance from other District and National Officiating Instructors and Coaches.
Lodging will be provided in the University dormitories for the length of the camp.
The formal registration portal should be available in a few days, the meantime if you have any questions or want to let us know that you want be considered for this camp, feel free to Reply back to me (not Reply All).
Mid-Am District Referee-in-Chief
Hello! Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Liliana who is 8 years old and trying out with our club for next season. Liliana wants to be a goalie but the commitment of the gear for a position she's just starting to learn was a deterrent. I spoke to her parents about the goalie gear we have available to members of our club thanks to the generosity of the Roger Sharrer award we received from Midam last year. They met me at the rink yesterday and my son who's an 11-year goalie and I had a great time helping Liliana find gear that fit her, and my son taught her a few tricks for getting used to all that gear and breaking it in. We can't thank you enough. Here is a picture of Liliana with some new gear to get her started! She is the 3rd child this year that we have been able to outfit as a goalie and help grow the game. This is such a great benefit to our young players and our club. Thanks so much!
USA Hockey Announces Updates to 2023-24 Tryout Parameters
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today it has modified the parameters for tryout dates associated with the 2023-24 season.
Tryouts for all Tier I & II 14U-18U youth and 14U-19U girls teams can now take place any time after 3:45 p.m. ET on Tuesday April 4, 2023. That time frame is 24 hours following the start time of the final game of the 2023 Chipotle-USA Hockey National Championships. The previous regulation was 48 hours following the start time of the final game.
No youth or girls Tier I or Tier II team may recruit or solicit players or offer hockey contracts to players for the 2023-24 season, or hold development camps, tryouts, player selections or any activity that could be construed as a tryout/solicitation or recruitment for the 2023-24 season, prior to 3:45 p.m. ET on Tuesday April 4, 2023.
Please note that any violation may subject the coach, team, program and/or responsible administrators to appropriate discipline, or ineligibility of the team or coach, as determined by the USA Hockey Affiliate.
Required Documents and By Law's myst be returned to Lori by June 5, 2023.
Below are the required 2023-24 documents.
In order to receive your approved rosters the documents must be completed and returned to Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send in your By Law's also. If you have any questions regarding the documents please contact Lori.
SafeSport expectations are in place to protect our children and keep them safe at all times while playing hockey at home and away.
It is the responsibility of each program’s coaches to monitor locker rooms at home and away. The following rules should be followed:
Safe Sport Program Handbook pg19
Coaches with any expired certification will retain their previous certification levels provided the certification can be verified.