The University of Akron is proud to boast one of the top sports officials’ development systems among collegiate intramural sports programs in the nation. For many years, UA student officials have been recognized at both regional and national tournaments as some of the best in the country. Former employees in the program include division I college officials, numerous high school officials, and countless others that work in various youth and community recreation leagues.
Each year, selected Intramural Sports officials travel to extramural tournaments across the country. Over the past eight years, student officials have represented The University of Akron at tournaments in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Maryland, Florida, North Carolina, Nebraska, Massachusetts, Georgia, Texas, Kentucky and Louisiana.
Benefits of Officiating
No Experience Required
While previous officiating experience or a sports background is helpful, it is not necessary. The training clinics, conducted by qualified professional and student staff, will provide you with the needed knowledge, philosophy, mechanics, and communication skills required to perform the job effectively. There are very few student positions that involve the challenging mix of responsibility, leadership, decision-making, athleticism, and conflict resolution skills that are necessary in sports officiating. In addition, UA’s Intramural Sports program offers opportunities to become involved with high school officials associations, local community recreational leagues, and a number of exciting off-campus extramural events in various regions across the country.
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