OAOA Principles of Officiating Course
First year officials must complete within their first three years of officiating, a course or clinic approved by the OAOA Executive Board on basic principles of officiating.
Officials certified by the OSAA in 2005-06 or prior, and any transfer official previously licensed or certified by a State High School governing body are exempt from this requirement.
Each local association is responsible for scheduling Principles of Officiating classes within their association. Contact your commissioner for details.
Association leaders: contact Clark Sanders for assistance with course materials and format.
Course delivery instructions
Sports Officiating 101 Handout
Sports Officiating 101 powerpoint presentation
- Roles, Responsibilities, and Ethics
- Goal Setting
- Officiating Styles
- Communication Skills
- Building Confidence
- Developing ConcentrationM
- Anxiety and Relaxation
- Developing Decision-Making Skills
- Managing Conflict
- Fitness for Officials
- Legal and Business Issues
- Your Local Association
- Looking Ahead