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THE CHALLENGE of officiating can provide some great personal rewards. As an official you must make instantaneous decisions, resolve conflicts and deal with stress and pressure. You are in a position to be a positive role model around children and young adults.

Most officials start at the youth and recreational program level. As you improve your skills and gain confidence you'll begin to ascend the ladder and work middle school and high school level games.


From there, you may choose to seek advancement into the small college and major college programs where officials are "scouted" by assigners, league commissioners or coaches. The final step for a fortunate and successful few is the pro leagues. Only after many years of hard work and selfless dedication might an official reach that pinnacle.

Sports officials must be able to bring control to chaos; understand fairness; promote safety and encourage good sportsmanship. A sports official must have the positive characteristics of a police officer, lawyer, judge, accountant, reporter, athlete and diplomat.

A good sports official is also someone who can be put in a position of authority and handle the responsibility without being overbearing. As a sports official, you're in charge, but it's the players who the fans have come to watch, not you.



What Do I Need To Qualify?

  • Enjoy high school sports and want to give something back;

  • Have a basic understanding of the sport and its rules;

  • Be an adult or a junior or senior in high school (some regulations apply).

What Should I Do?

  • Contact the NDHSAA Office
    (701-845-3953) or the DROA Executive Secretary (701-260-2948);

  • Complete and return the form along with the required registration fee;

  • Attend one of the NDHSAA sponsored rule interpretation meetings for each sport;

  • Complete an annual open-book examination in the sport(s) of your choice.


What Are The Benefits?

  • Staying involved in your favorite activity;

  • Meeting and working with young students;

  • Meeting and developing a comradery with fellow officials, coaches and school officials;

  • Maintain physical and mental fitness;

  • Maintain an enthusiasm for your favorite activity;

  • Earn some extra money.

Who Do I Contact?

Dickinson Roughrider Officials Assoc.
Executive Secretary
Troy Huber
620 13th St East
Dickinson, ND  58601
Phone: 701-260-2948

ND High School Activities Assoc.
PO Box 817
Valley City, ND  58701
Phone: 701-845-3953
Fax: 701-845-4953


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