NIRSA Championship Series
NIRSA Championship Series


Experiential learning through sport

The NIRSA Championship Series Committee is dedicated to providing experiential learning through sports for all participants and volunteers. NIRSA staff and member volunteers work together to provide premier championship experiences delivered by qualified experts in a safe and inclusive environment.

Volunteering is a great career opportunity for any recreation professional or student. The professional development experience that volunteering with the NIRSA Championship Series offers is grounded in learning outcomes and professional development goals consistent with NIRSA’s mission and the NIRSA Championship Series purpose.

The tournaments are run by NIRSA headquarters and by the NIRSA professional across the country. The directors of the tournaments are selected by the NIRSA Championship Series Executive team. All tournament volunteers are selected by the tournament director, who selects NIRSA members based on their stated interest and qualifications. If you have any questions about the various positions, please follow the links to the different sport descriptions and qualifications.

Sports Volunteer Descriptions & Qualifications

Soccer Volunteer
Basketball Volunteer
Flag Football Volunteer

NIRSA Championship Series Committee & Work Teams

CommitteePositionFirst NameLast NameUniveristyRegion
NIRSA Chamionship Series Executive TeamChairScottFlickingerCornell UniversityI
NIRSA Chamionship Series Executive TeamViceMartyDempseyUniversity of FloridaII
NIRSA Chamionship Series Executive TeamSecond ViceAshleyLaxUniversity of Wisconsin - MadisonIII
AssessmentChairAntonioGonzalezUniversity of South FloridaII
AssessmentMemberAndrewChadickThe University of Texas at San AntonioIV
AssessmentMemberJonCorumJames Madison UniversityII
AssessmentMemberKristenDrapp LaFleurFlorida Gulf Coast UniversityII
AssessmentMemberChadEllsworthTexas Tech UniversityIV
AssessmentMemberAndrewFunariUniversity of Illinois At Urbana- ChampaignIII
AssessmentMemberShanaKesslerSalem State UniversityI
AssessmentMemberAndreaSneadUniversity of Central FloridaII
BasketballChairJefferyLogsdonUniversity of CincinnatiIII
BasketballMemberSeanButlerUniversity of Rhode IslandI
BasketballMemberMichaelCastanedaThe University of Texas at San AntonioIV
BasketballMemberJonCorumJames Madison UniversityII
BasketballMemberCrystallDooleySoutheast Missouri State UniversityIV
BasketballMemberAaronDuekerUniversity of NebraskaV
BasketballMemberDeannaHewlettManhattan CollegeIV
BasketballMemberHeatherMarshallUniversity of Central FloridaII
BasketballMemberDexterShorterThe Ohio State UniversityIII
BasketballMemberDavidWileyNorthern Kentucky UniversityII
Brand ManagementChairDerekDossKennesaw State UniversityII
Brand ManagementMemberCrystalDurhamNorthern Arizona UniversityVI
Brand ManagementMemberAlexHornLoyola University ChicagoIII
Brand ManagementMemberRogerJerezUniversity of DelawareIII
Brand ManagementMemberDanielRenfroUniversity of South FloridaII
Brand ManagementMemberAustinSandersonWichita State UniversityIV
Brand ManagementMemberMichaelWozniakUniversity of North DakotaV
Club BasketballChairJoshuaDietrichKent State UniversityIII
Club BasketballMemberCaseyAndersonUniversity of ArizonaVI
Club BasketballMemberBrandonBermeaOklahoma State UniversityIV
Club BasketballMemberSteveDrasdisUniversity of ConnecticutI
Club BasketballMemberMattDuniganUC - RiversideVI
Club BasketballMemberJasmineHolmesCentral Michigan UniversityIII
Club BasketballMemberBaileyKenneyUniversity of MississippiII
Club BasketballMemberPhilipLocanteFairmont StateII
Club BasketballMemberShawnRileyDrexel UniversityI
Club BasketballMemberEmilyWalkerAppalachian State UniversityII
Flag FootballChairJarrodeDavisThe Ohio State UniversityIII
Flag FootballMemberBrookeCochranUniversity of FloridaII
Flag FootballMemberMikeDominguezUniversity of California-DavisVI
Flag FootballMemberDomoniqueDunnThe University of AlabamaII
Flag FootballMemberMatthewFerdinandUniversity of DaytonIII
Flag FootballMemberWinstonGoodwinUniversity of Wisconsin- MadisonIII
Flag FootballMemberRobertKellyUniversity of North GeorgiaII
Flag FootballMemberShanaKesslerSalem State UniversityI
Flag FootballMemberKevinMartinUniversity of California-RiversideVI
Flag FootballMemberKleeSellersOklahoma State UniversityIV
Flag FootballMemberDavidStewartTowson UniversityI
Flag FootballMemberKatieThomasTexas A & M University- CommerceIV
SoccerChairJonJanisUniversity of HoustonIV
SoccerMemberKristaChauvinAshland UniversityIII
SoccerMemberChadEllsworthTexas Tech UniversityIV
SoccerMemberLaurelHannaUniversity of MichiganIII
SoccerMemberHannahRobertsEast Carolina UniversityII
SoccerMemberNicholasSingerUniversity of Illinois At Urbana- ChampaignIII
SoccerMemberLauraWhiteleyUniversity of the PacificVI
Standards of CompetitionChairKelliRockwellGeorgia Institute of TechnologyII
Standards of CompetitionMemberDannyFeitelUniversity of California-MercedVI
Standards of CompetitionMemberLauraFergusonUniversity of ArizonaVI
Standards of CompetitionMemberChadMcKenzieCity of Round RockIV
Standards of CompetitionMemberMaxwellMillerSwarthmore CollegeI
Standards of CompetitionMemberAdamRichmanThe University of AlabamaII
Student/Professional DevelopmentChairAbbyVan NoteUniversity of Wisconsin- MadisonIII
Student/Professional DevelopmentMemberRobertBrunerUniversity of Central FloridaII
Student/Professional DevelopmentMemberVeronicaChevalierTexas A & M University- CommerceIV
Student/Professional DevelopmentMemberTimCollinsCalifornia State University- Monterey BayVI
Student/Professional DevelopmentMemberCarolineMashburnFlorida Gulf Coast UniversityII
Student/Professional DevelopmentMemberJeremyMcKendallUniversity of WyomingV
Student/Professional DevelopmentMemberKristoferNewsomeUniversity of South FloridaII
Student/Professional DevelopmentMemberZackSephtonUniversity of WindsorVII
Student/Professional DevelopmentMemberDavidSweeneyKeene State CollegeI
TennisChairGaryCahenUniversity of Central FloridaII
TennisMemberAndreaSneadUniversity of Central FloridaII
Unified Task ForceChairAmandaAlpertUniversity of MississippiII
Unified Task ForceMemberJohnLukUniversity of Massachusetts-LowellI
Unified Task ForceMemberJonathanJohnstonTexas A&M-CommerceIV
Unified Task ForceMemberSophieRattrayUNC-CharlotteII
Unified Task ForceMemberSeanGraningerUniversity of OregonVI
Unified Task ForceConsultantAbbyVan NoteUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonIII

NIRSA Championship Series Applications

Tournament Volunteer Opportunities

Basketball Volunteers

Flag Football Volunteers

Soccer Volunteers

Tennis Volunteers

National Tennis DirectorsOct 9Nov 27
National Tennis Volunteer Positions Dec 18Jan 24 

Tournament Host Sites

National Host Applications

Applications open every three yearsOpenClose
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
Basketball StaffOpenClose
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
Flag Football StaffOpenClose
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
Soccer StaffOpenClose
Regional Soccer Staff Positions — APPLY NOW!Aug 6Sep 14
Regional Soccer Coordinator PositionsFeb 7 Apr 2
National Soccer Staff Positions — APPLY NOW!Aug 6Sept 14
National Soccer Officials PositionsJuly 16Aug 11
Tennis StaffOpenClose
National Tennis DirectorsOct 9Nov 27
National Tennis Staff Positions Dec 18Jan 18
Tournament Host Sites
National Host ApplicationsOpenClose
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
Championship Series VolunteersOpenClose
Series WorkteamsNov 30Feb 15
Series CommitteeNov 30Feb 15
Series Exec TeamNov 15Jan 16
Institutional Registration
National Institutional RegistrationOpenClose
Flag Football Institutional Registration — APPLY NOW!Jun 27Sept 22
Basketball Institutional Registration — APPLY NOW!Jun 27Jan 24

NIRSA Flag Football Officials Webinars

2018 NIRSA Regional Flag Football Director of Officials Webinar
2018 NIRSA Regional Flag Football Student Officials Webinar

Need more information?

Questions about the NIRSA Championship Series can be directed to the NIRSA National Sport Programs Coordinator, Nicole Jackson.