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Become A High School Sports Official

     Becoming a high school sports official has many benefits and rewards.  Possibly the most noble reward of them all is giving back to one’s community by taking a leadership role in delivering life lessons to thousands of high school-aged students through the power of education-based athletics.  Rewards and benefits of being a high school sports official include:

  • the opportunity to work with students, coaches, and meet new people;
  • staying involved in the sports you love;
  • learning more about the sports you love;
  • staying active and physically fit;
  • challenging yourself to make split-second decisions;
  • engaging in the greatest character development program available to young people today;
  • earning additional income while enjoying your new hobby. 

     The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) registers officials in numerous sports.  Being an official is demanding in requiring a thorough knowledge of game rules, the ability to make fair and firm decisions quickly, and the acceptance of sharp criticism.  If you are interested in officiating public high school interscholastic athletics, are at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate, the opportunity is only steps away.  Complete the form below with your name and contact information then select the appropriate official association(s) in the drop down menu for the particular sport(s) you are interested in officiating.  When finished, click the “Submit” button.  When your screen refreshes, the form is replaced on the page by the phrase "Your form was submitted successfully.".  The MPSSAA office and/or the sport officials association(s) you select will be in contact with you soon.  Thank you for your interest in giving back to the over 112,000 annual participants in Maryland public high school interscholastic athletics! 

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