Becoming an Official | Recreational Services
University of Iowa

How to Become an Official

  1. Fill out an application.
  2. Attend a New Official's Information Meeting, Followed by a Sport Training – New Official's Information Meetings for students interested in officiating typically happen at the start of each semester. If there is one offered, attend that meeting and then attend the specific training meetings for the sports you would like to officiate. If there is not a New Official's Information Meeting offered, or if the New Official's Information Meeting has already taken place, contact Mike Valentine (click on his name to email). A list of the training meetings, including dates, times and locations, can be found below. If you miss a meeting, please contact Mike Valentine for information on how to proceed.
  3. Get Hired! - Following training for each sport, the Intramural Sports Administrative Staff will determine who will get hired as officials for that sport. If you are hired, you will be placed on the schedule and must complete Step 4.
  4. Complete Employment Paperwork* – If you are hired as an Intramural Official, you must schedule a meeting with Division of Student Life Human Resources; at HR-StudentLife@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-0121. Employment paperwork must be complete prior to, OR within 3 days, of your first scheduled shift. Important original documents to bring to your appointment can be found here PDF iconList_of_Acceptable_I9_Documents.pdf. If you don’t have the needed documents, call Human Resources to discuss options. Those who would like to provide their social security card as one of the forms of identification but do not have it  with them my file for a replacement card at the Social Security Card Administration Office in Coralville. 

New Official's Information Meetings

Anyone interested in becoming an Intramural Sports Official, that has not worked for Intramural Sports, must attend a New Officials Information Meeting. We will go over job requirements, expectations, and what the next steps are to becoming an Intramural Sports Official! If you cannot make a New Official's Information Meeting, but still wish to officiate Intramural Sports, contact Mike Valentine to set-up alternate arrangements. New Officials Information Meeting dates and times for Fall 2018 semester are:

Veteran Official's Information Meeting

Wednesday, August 29 from 8:00-8:30 PM at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center in Room 1A/1B. Any veteran officials planning on working for Intramural Sports again must attend this meeting.

Flag Football

Officials

  • Classroom/Court Clinic: Thursday, August 30 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Field House Room E220. This is the first of three mandatory training sessions for Flag Football officials.
  • Classroom/Field Clinic: Tuesday, September 4 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex Iowa Turf area. This is the second of three mandatory training sessions for Flag Football officials.
  • Preseason Tournament: Wednesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 6. Times TBD.  All officials will get a chance to put their skills to practice in this preseason Flag Football tournament. Shift times will be determined during the first two training sessions.

Softball

Indoor Soccer

  • Classroom/Field Clinic: Tuesday, September 25 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. This is the first of two mandatory training sessions for Indoor Soccer officials.
  • Scrimmage Games: Thursday, September 27 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. This is the second of two mandatory training sessions for Indoor Soccer officials.

Volleyball

  • Classroom/Court Clinic: Tuesday, October 23 from 7:00-9:00 PM in Field House Room E220. This is the first of two mandatory training sessions for Volleyball officials.
  • Scrimmage Games: Thursday, October 25 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Field House South Gym. This is the second of two mandatory training sessions for Volleyball officials.

Questions?

NameTitleEmailPhone
Mike Valentine
Assistant Director, Sport Programs