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Taft Football practice in Lincoln City (Photo by Justin Werner, March 2021)

Nonprofit Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA), the high school sports and competitive activities regulator, needs officials due to a recent decline because of COVID-19.

“Retaining and recruiting officials is a constant challenge for the OSAA and the Oregon Athletic Officials Association,” OSAA Sports Information Director Steve Walker said. “Our stable of officials, already dwindling in recent years, has taken an additional hit due to COVID.”

High school athletes sidelined for months due to COVID-19, are back on the field with games scheduled, but a lack of referees has urged OSAA to put out the call for help. OSAA officials get paid $40-$60 per game to enforce the rules of the game and are a necessary part of helping young athletes learn, grow and practice sportsmanship.

“This is your chance to support the high school sports community.” – OSAA PSA

Without officials, it’s just recess

OSAA uses certified officials across six team sports: football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball and one individual sport, wrestling.

Officials are required to be at least 18 years old, with exceptions made for youth officials. A background check and annual training are also stipulations of being an official.

If you are interested in becoming a high school official, click or tap the button below:

BECOME AN OFFICIAL

Want to get a head start? Check out the OSAA Athletic Officials Handbook:

ATHLETIC OFFICIALS HANDBOOK

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Justin Werner
Justin Wernerhttps://wernerhost.com/
I'm publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and an investigative journalist. Also the web guy, photographer, cameraman, video editor, sportswriter, cat trainer and e-bike enthusiast.

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