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.


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.