Referee at a soccer game

Officials and Team Captains

Want to be more involved in your favorite Rec Sports leagues? Become an official or team captain! Get more information and view training schedules and guidelines below. 

Officials Clinics

Fall 2021

Job application available HERE. Email applications to Rec Sports. You can also apply through Handshake job #5203493

Rules Clinics

Rec Sports officials must attend the rules clinic for the sport they wish to officiate, to learn general policies, sport rules, and officiating mechanics at this clinic. All clinics are mandatory. If there are 2 rules clinics offered for the same sport on the same night, you only need to attend one of them. 

  • Basketball Rules Clinic 1: Mon Sep 27, 7-8:30 pm, ARC Meeting Room 2
  • Basketball Rules Clinic 2: Mon Sep 27, 8:30-10 pm, ARC Meeting Room 2 
  • Flag Football Rules Clinic: Tue Sep 28, 8-9:30 pm, ARC Meeting Room 3
  • Soccer Rules Clinic 1: Mon Sep 27, 7-8:30 pm, ARC Meeting Room 3
  • Soccer Rules Clinic 2: Mon Sep 27, 8:30-10 pm, ARC Meeting Room 3 
Court/Field Clinics

Clinics are designed to give you some on the field/court experience, to learn the facility, equipment, setup, mechanics, positioning, officiating techniques, and other nuances of the job. All clinics are mandatory. If there are 2 court/field clinics offered for the same sport on the same night, you only need to attend one of them. 

  • Basketball Court Clinic 1: Tue Sep 28, 7-8:30 pm, ARC MAC
  • Basketball Rules Clinic 2: Tue Sep 28, 8:30-10 pm, ARC MAC 
  • Flag Football Field and Scrimmage Clinic: Wed Sep 29, 7-10 pm, A St Field
  • Soccer Field Clinic: Tue Sep 28, 8-9:30 pm, Dairy Outdoor Recreation Complex
Scrimmage Clinics

Clinics are designed to give you some hands-on experience and allow you to officiate scrimmage games. All clinics are mandatory. If there are 2 court/field clinics offered for the same sport on the same night, you only need to attend one of them. 

  • Basketball Scrimmage Clinic 1: Wed Sep 29, 6-8 pm, ARC MAC
  • Basketball Scrimmage Clinic 1: Wed Sep 29, 8-10 pm, ARC MAC
  • Soccer Scrimmage Clinic 1: Thu Sep 30, 6-8 pm, Dairy Outdoor Recreation Complex
  • Soccer Scrimmage Clinic 2: Thu Sep 30, 8-10 pm, Dairy Outdoor Recreation Complex

Captains' Meetings

The purpose of captains’ meetings is to explain the Rec Sports guidelines, policies and procedures. They will also cover some basic rules and equipment/uniform requirements for some sports.

Each team entering a Rec Sports activity must appoint a team captain. The captain is the official liaison between the team and the Rec Sports office. The captain must be listed as a member of the team on the official team roster. Specific responsibilities of the captain include, but are not limited to:

  • Submit and pass the online Captain's Meeting.
    • The link to Captain's Meeting Powerpoint for each sport will be posted below at the beginning of the quarter.
    • Each sport will have its own quiz, with questions from both policy and the rules of the sport. 
    • Captains must complete quiz by deadline set by office 
      • Captains who fail to complete their quiz by the deadline will lose their ability to protest rule interpretations and player eligibility.
      • The quiz is mandatory for some league sport captains. It is NOT required for Res Hall teams but highly recommended. 
  • Notifying team members of playing rules, playing schedules/schedule changes (often due to weather-related cancellations), eligibility guidelines, and ensuring that their team is in compliance with all Rec Sports policies and procedures.
  • Submitting complete and correct team/player information.
  • Representing the team in the case of protests.
  • Cooperating fully with the Rec Sports staff during all activities in regards to: signing team members to the online roster,  lineups, scores, protests, injuries, player ejections, team conduct, spectator conduct, and any other situations that might arise.
  • Serving as a leader during all activities by promoting sportsmanship and by helping to create a positive atmosphere.
  • All players who register a singles or doubles team is considered the captain of that team.

Fall 2021