Become an Official

If you are interested in becoming an Intramural Sports official, please review the information below and follow the link to the online Campus Recreation Student Employee application.


Job Description – Intramural Sports Official

An Intramural Sports official shall, to the best of his/her ability, officiate and/or keep accurate records of contests sponsored by University of Houston Campus Recreation, in accordance with the rules of the sport and the regulations of the Department. The official is charged with the responsibility of maintaining orderly conduct on the court or field to which he/she is assigned, and will perform other duties as outlined in the Duties and Responsibilities section below.


Duties & Responsibilities – Intramural Sports Official

  • Attend all clinics and meetings - see calendar below
  • Fulfill schedule obligations.
  • Submit to periodic evaluations, both written and verbal.
  • Be attentive at all times – do not allow friends to visit or distract you while at work.
  • Arrive at work by the time designated by the schedule. You are paid for this time and it is not considered "early".
  • Obtain necessary equipment and score sheets when reporting to work and checking in with the supervisor.
  • Locate team captains, sign in players, check eligibility of team members 15 minutes prior to the start of the contest.
  • Enforce and document (in accordance with the rules of the sport and the regulations of the Department) any unsportsmanlike conduct by players, coaches, or spectators.
  • Ensure that game equipment functions properly and that games are played under safe conditions. Report the need for facility or equipment repairs to the supervisor on duty.
  • Report sportsmanship grades and comments of teams on score sheets and to supervisors after all games.
  • Immediately direct any Requests for Protest to the supervisor on duty.
  • Report any misuse of the facility or equipment, or any discipline problems from participants or spectators, to the sports supervisor immediately.
  • Report for reassignment in the event of forfeited games.
  • Frequently review the material in sport rulebooks.
  • Contact the supervisor in the event of an accident/injury. Remain with the injured party until relieved. Assist with an injury report form (as necessary).
  • Strive to maintain positive public relations; answer question sfrom participants or direct them to a supervisor.
  • Display positive sportsmanship while participating.

If you are interested, print the .pdf job application here, fill it out, and bring it to the Intramural Sports office today.

 For more information, please contact the Intramural Sports office at (713) 743-8041


Officials Training Clinics/Meetings

General Officiating Interest Meeting

This meeting will present officiating employment opportunities, answer questions about officiating, and cover basics of employment. Please attend one of the two meetings.

1st Meeting Tues., 8/25 4:00p-6:00p General Interest Meeting CRWC Rotunda Meeting Room Pizza provided at 6p
2nd Meeting Wed., 8/26 6:00p-8:00p General Interest Meeting CRWC Rotunda Meeting Room

 

Veteran Officials Meeting

This meeting is geared for veteran officials who are returning to work for the fall 2015 semester and training requirements. Please attend one of the two meetings.

1st Meeting Tues., 8/25 6:00p-8:00p General Interest Meeting CRWC Rotunda Meeting Room Pizza provided at 6p
2nd Meeting Wed., 8/26 4:30p-6:00p General Interest Meeting CRWC Rotunda Meeting Room

 

Indoor Soccer Official's Clinic

If you are interested, come on out and you will be trained to officiate IMS Soccer. Experience preferred, but not required. Must attend one A/B clinic and work four scrimmage games to be eligible for hire.

A&B Clinic Option 1 Tues., 9/2 6:00pm-9:00pm Rules Clinic/Court Clinic

CRWC Rotunda Classroom/MAC

Dress for rules session and then court session
Option 2 Wed., 9/3 7:00pm-10:00pm Rules Clinic/Court Clinic CRWC Rotunda Classroom/MAC
C Clinic Scrimmages M, 2/23 6:00pm-10:00pm Scrimmage Games Cullen Field 1&2 Must work four games. Come dressed to officiate
Tu, 2/24 6:00pm-10:00pm Scrimmage Games Cullen Field 1&2
W, 2/25 6:00pm-10:00pm Scrimmage Games Cullen Field 1&2

 

Flag Football Officials' Clinic

If you are interested, come on out and you will be trained to officiate IMS FFB. Experience preferred, but not required. Must attend one A and B clinic and work six scrimmage games to be eligible for hire.

A Clinic Option 1 Tues., 9/8 6:00pm-9:00pm Rules Clinic CRWC Rotunda Meeting Room Classroom session: rules/mechanics/penalty enforcement
Option 2 Wed., 9/9 6:00pm-9:00pm Rules Clinic CRWC Rotunda Meeting Room
B Clinic Option 1 Thurs., 9/10 6:00pm-9:00pm Rules Clinic Gertner Field 1 Field session: Mechanics/positioning/crew dynamics
Option 2 Mon., 9/14 6:00pm-9:00pm Rules Clinic Gertner Field 1
C Clinic Scrimmages Tues., 9/15 5:30pm-10:30pm Scrimmage Games Gertner Field 1 & 2 Must work four games. Come dressed to officiate
Scrimmages Wed., 9/16 5:30pm-10:30pm Scrimmage Games Gertner Field 1 & 2
Scrimmages Thurs., 9/17 5:30pm-10:30pm Scrimmage Games Gertner Field 1 & 2

 

Volleyball Officials' Clinic

If you are interested, come on out and you will be trained to officiate IMS FFB. Experience preferred, but not required. Must attend one A and B clinic and work four scrimmage games to be eligible for hire.

A&B Clinic Option 1 Wed., 9/30 6:00pm-9:00pm Rules /Mechanics Clinic

CRWC Rotunda Classroom/Main Gym Court 2

Come dressed to move/play
Option 2 Thurs., 10/1 6:00p-9:00p Rules /Mechanics Clinic CRWC Rotunda Classroom/Main Gym Court 2
C Clinic Scrimmages Mon., 10/5 7:00pm-10:30pm Scrimmage Games Main Gym 1 Must work three games. Come dressed to officiate
Tues., 10/6 7:00pm-10:30pm Scrimmage Games Main Gym 1
W, 2Thurs., 10/725 7:00pm-10:30pm Scrimmage Games Main Gym 1