Becoming an Official | Recreational Services

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 and/or scorekeepers 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 or Scorekeeper, you must schedule a meeting with Recreational Services Human Resources; at rec-hr@uiowa.edu or (319) 384-1166. 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 Spring semester are:

Veteran Official's Information Meeting

Wednesday, January 17 from 8:00-8:30 PM at the Field House Room E220. Any veteran officials planning on working for Intramural Sports again must attend this meeting.

Indoor Soccer

  • Classroom/Field Clinic: Monday, January 22 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: Wednesday, January 24 from 8:00-10:00 PM at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. This is the second of two mandatory training sessions for Indoor Soccer officials.

Basketball

Officials

  • Veteran Officials Training: Sunday, January 28 from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Field House Room E220. Veteran Officials that have passed the Veteran Basketball Officials Rules Exam must attend this meeting. This is the first of three mandatory Basketball training sessions for veteran officials.
  • New Officials Classroom/Court Clinic: Monday, January 29 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Field House Room E220 and Field House South Gym. This is the first of three mandatory Basketball training sessions for new officials.
  • All Officials Classroom/Court Clinic: Wednesday, January 31 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Field House Room E220 and Field House South Gym. This is the second of three mandatory Basketball training sessions for all officials.
  • Scrimmage Games: Thursday, February 1 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Field House South Gym. This is the third of three mandatory Basketball training sessions for all officials.

Scorekeepers

  • Classroom/Court Clinic: Wednesday, January 31 from 5:00-6:30 PM at the Field House Room 201. This is the first of two mandatory Basketball training sessions for all scorekeepers.
  • Scrimmage Games: Thursday, February 1 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Field House South Gym. This is the second of two mandatory Basketball training sessions for all scorekeepers.

Softball

4-on-4 Flag Football

Classroom/Field Clinic: Wednesday, April 11 from 8:00-10:00 PM at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex.

Questions?

NameTitleEmailPhone
Mike Valentine
Assistant Director, Sport Programs