Entering the 2019 camp season, PEOC has made multiple changes to the camp format and structure. Nearly every aspect of the camp experience has been upgraded, improved and enhanced this season.
At the completion of each PEOC camp over the past seven seasons, "Feedback Forms" have been collected from all participants. This season, PEOC focused on the topics that were most often mentioned to enhance and improve each participant's experience at all camp levels in 2019.
PEOC strives to create a new, exciting experience for both first-time and returning participants in 2019.
NEW! USA HOCKEY SEMINAR CREDIT
PEOC and USA Hockey, Inc. are proud to announce an agreement which will permit officials attending PEOC in 2019 to earn seminar credit for both new and returning Level 3 and Level 4 USA Hockey registered officials for the 2019-2020 hockey season.
NEW! ENHANCED CAMP STRUCTURE
At the request of many past camp participants, PEOC has altered the structure of each camp weekend in 2019. The Youth Development Camp continues as a Friday evening through Sunday afternoon event, the Advanced Camp expands to start Friday mid-day and end Sunday afternoon, and the Prospect Showcase Camp returns to its original setup - a Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon format.
This season, each PEOC camp has a new, enhanced daily structure. This setup gives all PEOC participants the ability to not have to depart their hometown until the morning the camp begins, no matter where they are coming from. Pittsburgh is just a few hours drive from many cities throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of the United States and Pittsburgh International Airport brings in flights from all over North America each day.
Whether you are driving or flying to the Pittsburgh area to attend PEOC in 2019, this new camp structure will save you time and money by allowing you to depart day of camp, saving money on additional travel expenses.
NEW! ADDITIONAL GAMES OFFICIATED
PEOC is proud to again partner with local leagues to allow camp participants to officiate additional games while attending camp this season.
Youth Development Camp participants will officiate U10 - U14 games, Advanced Camp participants will officiate U16 - U18 games, and Prospect Showcase Camp participants will officiate a Varsity/Tier I showcase tournament.
PEOC participants will no longer play in games as there are many games for camp participants to officiate this season (PEOC Cup has been eliminated).
NEW! IMPROVED LIVEBARN VIDEO REVIEW
PEOC has partnered with our host arenas and LiveBarn to improve the video review process. All games officiated throughout each camp weekend will be reviewed with PEOC supervisors and evaluators using the LiveBarn software - which includes enhanced features, such as smooth, steady camera angles, ability to slow down, zoom in, etc. to throughly review each play, as necessary.
NEW! DISCOUNTED HOST HOTEL RATES
PEOC participants will continue to have the option of including a reduced hotel cost to their camp registration fee. This allows PEOC participants traveling to the Pittsburgh area for the camp(s) to purchase a hotel room at a reduced rate and be paired with another participant for the camp weekend and avoid the worry and hassle of finding hotel accommodations individually.
Participants utilizing this option will also receive free breakfast each morning at the participating PEOC host hotel.
NEW! IMPROVED ON-ICE EXPERIENCE
All PEOC participants will see a revamped on-ice experience during each camp weekend. From enhanced on-ice modules and referee and linesman specific drills, to new power skating sessions, to new officiating experiences with higher level games to officiate - each PEOC participant will benefit from the time on their skates in front of the PEOC Instruction Staff and camp guests.
NEW! MAXIMUM PARTICIPANT ENROLLMENT
In 2019, PEOC will strictly limit the number of participants permitted to register for each camp. This new structure will allow for more personalized interactions for camp participants off the ice with PEOC Instructors and Guests - and will maximize the time on-ice to work in front of officiating administrators who attend PEOC from throughout North America.
CONTINUATION OF CLASSROOM "WORKSHOPS"
PEOC participants will see a drastic change in the classroom experience. To avoid long, drawn-out classroom sessions, PEOC will continue the 30-minute maximum "Workshops". These "Workshops" will allow participants to be fully focused on each topic being presented and will avoid the discomfort of long, over-extended classroom sessions. The 30-minute maximum also allows to many topics to be covered throughout the camp weekend.