Officials Development Panel


The Officials Development Panel (ODP) was created to raise the overall standard of Umpires, Umpires Managers, and Technical officials within Junior Premier Hockey. The strategy of ODP is to recruit, retain & develop high potential officials by identifying them as “JPH Officials Development Panel” then support & develop those officials on a pathway to achieve success within other elite events. For more information on this program, contact JPH ODP Coordinator, Roque Viegas.

ODP Structure

Officials Development Structure diagram


ODP Pathway

Officials Development Panel Pathway diagram

Qualification Criteria

  • Be a member of your hockey National Association (i.e. USA FH, FHC, etc)
  • Have a minimum USA FH Level II rating or equivalent
  • Willing and able to travel to JPH sites for development and assessment
  • Work a minimum three dates per year at a JPH event or provide equivalent support to JPH as confirmed by a JPH Director
  • Be current with the rules and regularly attend workshops offered by USA FH or JPH once a year
  • Stay physically fit
  • Show high potential and desire to:
    • Achieve success at elite levels of hockey [Panel A or B] or
    • Mentor and educate others to achieve success at an elite level [Panel C]