Question by  Jameson382 (27)

How do I become a high school football referee?


Answer by  rthayersbsyahoocom (9)

Contact your local state association, for example here in Tennessee it is the TSSAA. These associations are usually easily found by a search engine online, or you could contact the Athletic Department at a local high school. There may be a test or an assement you have to pass.


Answer by  LCA1553 (176)

Each state has different requirements. Check you state's High School Athletic Association website for details. Usually, "ref"ing requires training courses and practical referee experience. This can usually be obtained through local college recreation departments.


Answer by  3edad (219)

High school referees for any sport are always in demand. Ask existing referees for the requirementsneeded in your area as requirements change from state to state. You might also want to try refereeing at lower levels such a Pop Warner or Pee Wee Leagues to again experince and to see if this would be something you would enjoy.


Answer by  Jasonal98 (133)

You should contact the state high school association in the state that you reside. In the meantime, study up on rules and get in shape.


Answer by  baba24 (270)

You would need a good grasp of the game and want to start with YMCA or Pee-wee leagues. Then go to the local football officials for the necessary steps.


Answer by  bjc (354)

High School football referees are required to be licensed by the high school sports association or federation in your state. Typically the requirements are passing tests on the rules of football and experience as an apprentice referee.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well to become a referee, you need to have some existing experience as well. Talk to the coach of the team and state your desire to volunteer as a referee. In that manner, you can also say you offer your services for a desired salary and state your experience as well.


Answer by  JRossi17 (788)

Most high school referees are teachers. Sometimes you can go through the state and be a referee for playoff games. Id first start at a school though and see if they will let you ref some local games.

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