ABOUT JAY SHARRERS
Jay Sharrers officiated in the National Hockey League from 1990-2017 skating 1,500+ regular season and 200+ playoff games. Sharrers was assigned to seven Stanley Cup Finals series and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. As the first black official in the NHL, Sharrers takes quiet pride in being part of hockey history. Jay currently serves as an Officiating Manager for the NHL and enjoys coaching younger officials in various junior and professional leagues. Sharrers is also on the Board of Directors of the Bill McKenna Memorial Scholarship Foundation. Learn more about Jay.
ABOUT THE JAY SHARRERS OFFICIATING SCHOOL
The Jay Sharrers Officiating School is a 3-day ice hockey officiating camp featuring classroom curriculum, on-ice instructions, and live-game evaluations. The school is open to grassroots officials (ages 14+) in the host state, neighboring states, and from other parts of North America. The purposes of the school include:
(1) Improve the on-ice and off-ice abilities of grassroots officials through an atmosphere of coaching, learning, cooperation, fellowship, and fun.
(2) Raise awareness of and funding for a scholarship fund within the Bill McKenna Memorial Scholarship Foundation. Funds raised from this school will be available exclusively to applicants who participate in the school.
(3) To increase the retention of hockey officials by rewarding dedicated members of the officiating community with financial assistance for their post-secondary education.
In addition to retired NHL Official Jay Sharrers, camp instructors will consist of top minor pro, collegiate, junior, and amateur officials.
Jay Sharrers, Director; Andy Hudson, Coordinator; Kelly Colyer, Assistant Coordinator; Kris Schoech, Assistant Coordinator; Rob Coggin, Assistant Coordinator.
A variety of guest instructors are scheduled to present including retired NHL referees Dave Jackson & Brad Watson, current NHL referee Tom Chmielewski, NCHC Referee Dan Dreger, 2022 Winter Olympics Linesperson Jackie Spresser, NAHL Manager of Officiating Kendall Handley, and others.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2023
3:00 PM - 9:30 PM - Arrivals, welcome/classroom, ice session, dinner, evening event
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2023
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Dry-land training, classroom, morning ice session
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Lunch
12:15 PM - 5:00 PM - Classroom, afternoon ice session, opportunities in officiating seminar
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Dinner
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Live game evaluations
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 2023
8:30 AM - Dry-land training
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM - Live game evaluations
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Lunch
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Closing session & awards
PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
TRAVEL AND HOUSING
Travel and hotel arrangements - for campers traveling from out of town - are the responsibility of the individual camper. However, a discounted rate will be offered at a hotel property nearby the host facility. For discounted hotel rates, click here.
Registration is open to certified ice hockey officials, ages 14 and older, with a minimum of one year of experience. A tiered registration fee will be offered with discounts and early-bird registration available for members of the Rocky Mountain Distrct.