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Student Officials

For over 20 years, NIRSA’s Student Officials Development program has been raising the bar for student officials training at NIRSA Championship Series events.

Developing the future of officiating today

The NIRSA Championship Series’ promise is to provide premier championship experience delivered by qualified experts within a safe and inclusive environment. Through the Champ Series officials training, the student officials learn about the sport and about themselves. With the help from mentors and other skilled staff NIRSA student officials become those qualified experts we promise to provide.

LIMITED TIME PROMOTION
Zooom

NIRSA Foundation Officials Campaign 2018

Just like you, ZOOOM believes in the future and value of officiating.

ZOOOM has partnered with the NIRSA Foundation to support the Student Officials Development Campaign and you can too. Between January 3 and April 25, 2018, Zooom will match up to $2,000 in gifts made to the Student Officials Development Campaign.

Will it be Flag Football fans that make this Zooom Challenge a touchdown or the Basketball fans sinking the 3 pointers for Student Officials? All donations will support the general Student Officials Development Campaign.

Team Flag Football »
Team Basketball »

Whether “Team” Flag Football or “Team” Basketball wins in this friendly competition—
student officials win by having additional funding for the Student Officials Development Campaign.

Watch the Video

From Student to Court

NBA Official, Steve Anderson, tells how his beginnings at University of Central Florida prepared him for a career in officiating.

Earning the Stripes

NIRSA’s training provides young officials with the experience they need to contribute meaningfully in their communities.

Students build skills like conflict resolution, communications, problem-solving and decision-making. Young officials who participate in NIRSA’s training become lifelong sports fans who give back to their communities on and off the field.

Student Officials
Development Campaign

The Champ Series training at the various regional and national tournaments provides young officials with the experience they need to contribute meaningful in their communities. NIRSA student officials learn more than how to officiate a game. Students build skills like conflict resolution, communications, problem-solving and decision-making. If you’ve ever donned the black-and-white stripes or had to judge a minute-it-to-win-it game at the office, you know the pressure that comes with upholding the integrity of the sport.

Give to the NIRSA Foundation

Student Officials
Development Campaign

The Champ Series training at the various regional and national tournaments provides young officials with the experience they need to contribute meaningful in their communities. NIRSA student officials learn more than how to officiate a game. Students build skills like conflict resolution, communications, problem-solving and decision-making. If you’ve ever donned the black-and-white stripes or had to judge a minute-it-to-win-it game at the office, you know the pressure that comes with upholding the integrity of the sport.

Give to the NIRSA Foundation

NIRSA Championship Series Officials Applications

NIRSA Championship Series Applications

Tournament Volunteer Opportunities

Basketball Volunteers

Flag Football Volunteers

Soccer Volunteers

Tennis Volunteers

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National Tennis DirectorsOct 9Nov 27
National Tennis Volunteer PositionsDec 18Jan 17

Tournament Host Sites

National Host Applications

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National Basketball SiteAug 10Oct 31
National Flag Football SiteMar 1May 7

Regional Host Applications

NIRSA Championship Series Committee Groups

Championship Series Volunteers

Institutional Registration

National Institutional Registration

NIRSA Championship Series Applications
Tournament Staff
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Regional Basketball Directors PositionsOct 16Nov 10
Regional Basketball Staff PositionsOct 16Nov 17
Regional Officials PositionsDec 11Varies
National Basketball Directors PositionsOct 16Nov 6
National Basketball Staff PositionsDec 4Jan 19
National Officials PositionsFeb 6Mar 26
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Regional Flag Football Director PositionsAug 6Sept 7
Regional Flag Football Staff Positions — APPLY NOW!Aug 6Sep 14
Regional Flag Football Officials PositionsSep 18Contact Host
National Flag Football Directors PositionsSep 15Oct 11
National Flag Football Officials PositionsNov 3Dec 8
National Flag Football Staff PositionsSep 22Oct 24
Special Olympics USA Games Student OfficialsNov 1Jan 7
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Regional Soccer Staff Positions — APPLY NOW!Aug 6Sep 14
Regional Soccer Coordinator PositionsFeb 7 Apr 2
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National Soccer Officials PositionsJuly 16Aug 11
Tennis StaffOpenClose
National Tennis DirectorsOct 9Nov 27
National Tennis Staff Positions Dec 18Jan 18
Tournament Host Sites
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National Basketball SiteAug 10Oct 31
National Flag Football SiteMar 1May 7
Regional Host ApplicationsOpenClose
Regional Flag Football SitesFeb 2Mar 28
Regional Basketball SitesApr 30June 8
Regional Soccer SitesMar 1Apr 16
NIRSA Volunteer Groups
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Series WorkteamsNov 30Feb 15
Series CommitteeNov 30Feb 15
Series Exec TeamNov 15Jan 16
Institutional Registration
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Flag Football Institutional Registration — APPLY NOW!Jun 27Sept 22
Basketball Institutional Registration — APPLY NOW!Jun 27Jan 24

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National Officials Contacts

Basketball

Co-Director of Officials:
Jon Broska, University of Florida

Co-Director of Officials:
Natosha Harris, University of Kentucky

Football

Co-Director of Officials:
Kurt Klier, University of Maryland

Co-Director of Officials:
Ryan Wingers, Georgia Southern University

Assistant Director of Officials:
Leanne Surmin, DePaul University

Soccer

Director of  Student Officials:
Nick Singer, Vanderbilt University

Director of Officials:
Erik Jaeke, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Play NIRSA Soccer

Soccer

Regional Soccer Tournaments

Find out about soccer tournaments in your area.

Regional Tournaments

National Soccer Championships

When: November 21-23, 2019

Where: Round Rock, Texas

National Championships
Play NIRSA Flag Football

Flag Football

Regional Flag Football Tournaments

Find out about flag football tournaments in your area.

Regional Championships

National Flag Football Championship

When: January 3-5, 2020

Where: Round Rock, Texas

National Championship
Play NIRSA/USTA Tennis

Tennis

USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship

When: April 3-5, 2020

Where: USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida

USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship
Play NIRSA Basketball

Basketball

Regional Basketball Championships

Find out about basketball tournaments in your area.

Regional Championships

National Basketball Championship

When: April 3-5, 2020

Where: Wichita, Kansas

National Championship

Club Basketball

Club Basketball

Student Officials
Development Campaign

If you’ve ever donned the black-and-white stripes, fired the starting gun, or had to judge a minute-to-win-it game at the office, you know the pressure that comes with upholding the integrity of the sport.

With your help, NIRSA will continue to provide training to another generation of students who officiate in community, college, and even professional settings. Please earn your stripes by making a tax-deductible gift to NIRSA’s Student Officials Development program today.

Give to the NIRSA Foundation

Need more information?

If you have any questions regarding the league or how to get involve contact Nicole Jackson, NIRSA National Sport Programs Coordinator.