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Do I need prior experience as a football official or player?

While experience is good it is not required. We conduct a thorough training program for new officials at no additional cost to you.

What time commitment must I make to officiate football?

Attendance at preseason and regular season meetings held once a week are required. During the season sub varsity games generally start around 4:30 PM and are played Monday through Thursday. You can work as much or as little as your normal work schedule will allow.

Where do we officiate?

In general the schools are within a 50 mile radius of Tyler. Exceptions would be Corsicana, Ennis and Waxahachie to the West.

What kind of training can I expect?

Training consists of both classroom and on field sessions. Additional training will take place during the season as you work with veteran officials or travel with crews on Friday night.

How do you progress in the chapter?

You earn points for games worked, meetings attended, educational opportunities and exams. There are currently 5 Divisions requiring specific point levels to advance.

What costs are involved?

Your dues for the first two years are $25. That includes both state and local dues. They are paid when you complete the registration form at the time you sign up. Additional uniform cost is approximately $150. Some used gear is generally available from chapter members.

What does it pay?

Sub varsity game fees are from $50 – $60 depending on the length of the quarters played. Additional travel money is also paid. You generally work multiple games in one day. Varsity pay is based on gate receipts and starts at $90 per game.

How do I get paid?

Officials working at a site will submit a pay voucher that is processed by the school district and checks are sent directly to you.

When do meetings begin?

We will announce new member training in July prior to season beginning. Scrimmages will begin in early August and our goal is to have you prepared to work on the field during selected scrimmages. No pay for scrimmages.