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7 Reasons to Become A High School Official

  1. Because You Love the Game of Football
    If you love football, officiating is the best way to stay involved in the game. The great thing about becoming a football official is that you actually get to be on the field, instead of watching from the sidelines.
  2. Great Way to Stay in Shape
    Officiating provides a meaningful reason to stay in shape. Many adults find it difficult to set aside time to exercise. Officiating gives you the opportunity to get out of the house two or three times a week and participate in an enjoyable and rewarding physical activity.
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  1. Be a Positive Role Model
    Officiating provides a unique opportunity to influence young people positively. The official is a role model who is charged with enforcing the concepts of fair play and good sportsmanship.
  2. For the Competitor in You
    Officiating appeals strongly to the competitive spirit that all of us possess. The successful official is a fierce competitor who enjoys the opportunity to work with teammates toward a common goal of officiating a good game.
  1. Personal Development
    Football officiating requires you to make instantaneous decisions, resolve conflicts, and deal with stress and pressure. It demands and helps to develop good communication skills.
  2. Make Lifelong Friends
    Your fellow officials can become your friends for life. A tremendous bond is developed between officials as they work together for the common good. The depth of this bond can only be fully explained after you've experienced it.
  1. For the Money
    Football officiating is not an extremely lucrative hobby, but you will see a positive cash flow. Unlike other hobbies, the time spent officiating will put some money in your pocket.

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