By René Ferrán | Photo by Ken Waz
The OSAA and the Oregon Athletic Officials Association (OAOA) are recruiting officials for the high school fall sports seasons.
While the state saw an 18.5 percent increase in registered officials last school year, the 3,023 total was still down almost 13 percent from the number of officials pre-COVID pandemic.
Fall sports that require registered officials are football, volleyball and soccer.
“Oregon has an urgent need for officials in all sports,” said Jack Folliard, a former Pac-12 football referee who serves as OAOA Executive Director. “Officials provide a valuable service to high schools and students, make a positive impact in the community and build relationships.”
The registration period for football, volleyball and soccer officials ends Sept. 30, 2022.
First-year officials can expect to earn approximately $55 for subvarsity football games and $50 for soccer and volleyball. Other benefits to becoming a high school official include staying involved in a sport you played and maintaining good physical condition.
Register today at www.osaa.org/officials or find your nearest officials association at www.newofficials.org.