By René Ferran | Photo by Ken Wazo
The OSAA and the Oregon Athletic Officials Association (OAOA) are recruiting officials for the high school fall athletic seasons.
While the state saw an 18.5% increase in registered civil servants last school year, the total of 3,023 was still nearly 13 percent lower than the number of civil servants before the COVID pandemic.
Fall sports that require registered officials include soccer, volleyball, and soccer.
“Oregon desperately needs officials in all sports,” said Jack Folliard, a former Pac-12 football umpire who serves as OAOA’s executive director. “Officials provide a valuable service to high schools and students, positively impacting the community and building relationships.”
The registration period for football, volleyball and football officials runs until September 30, 2022.
First-year officials can earn about $55 for subvarsity soccer games and $50 for soccer and volleyball. Other benefits of becoming a high school official include staying involved in a sport you’ve played and maintaining good physical condition.
Register today at www.osaa.org/officials or find your nearest official association at www.newofficials.org.