Maine Sports Officials 2021 - 2023
How can we recruit new officials, especially those who are under the age of 30, who will officiate for many years? The answers aren’t easy.
The solution to the shortage of referees in the state and across the country is attracting young people to officiating, selling it as an extension to their athletics careers beyond high school and college.
All Maine baseball umpires were invited to take the 2022 Maine Baseball Umpire Survey. One name was drawn from those who completed this survey on January 2, 2023, to receive a $50 gift card from Ump-Attire.com.
Congratulations, Tom B., of West Bath!
There are seven different baseball umpire associations in Maine, and each has its own requirments for membership: dues, attendance at classes, clinics, and business meetings, etc.
Each baseball umpire association has its own logo or design for their hats, and all umpires in Maine wear the Maine State Baseball Umpire Association patch on their shirts and jackets.
Each association has representation in the Maine State Baseball Umpire Association, which sets policy, interprets rules, assigns umpires for state championships and is the official association recognized by the Maine Principals Association.
Baseball umpires may belong to more than one association, which would allow them to work in areas nearby at schools and with leagues that are assigned by different associations. Those umpires desiring membership in more than one association are responsible for each association's dues, and other requirements for classes, clinics, business, meetings, etc.
To see a listing of all seven Maine baseball umpire associations' 2023 training schedules click the link below.
Mission Statement of the Maine Basketball Council
Section 1. To magnify basketball as a great game for building character,
sportsmanship, and citizenship through the correlation of ideas gathered from the
Section 2. To be that group which may recommend to the individual Boards those
plans, certain regulations, dates of meetings, ideas, etc., which is not only good for the
betterment of basketball intheStateofMaine but also for possible reasons ofeconomy.
Section 3. To be that agency which recognizes any act or acts which contribute or
deviate from good sportsmanship aswe know it in our American way of lifeon the part
of anyofficial, coach,layman,school,organization,leagueorteam where basketball isor
may be played.
Section 4. Topromote basketball asagame played fortheeducational purposeof
developing good character and citizenship.
Section 5. To be that body which acts as a liaison group between all Maine lAABO
Boards and the State Basketball Commission.
Go to Maine Basketball Council website to request information about becoming a basketball official
The mission of the Maine Board of Certified Cheering Officials shall be to:
Thank you for your interest in the USA Hockey Officiating Program.
We must preface our outline of the registration process by mentioning that while USA Hockey has no age requirements to become an official, a few U.S. states have been experiencing conflicts with child labor laws. In an effort to prevent people from registering and not being able to work due to local laws, we encourage you to contact your USA Hockey District Referee-in-Chief before registering with us. Contact information can be found using the appropriate links at the main Officiating Directory page under the OFFICIALS tab at USAHockey.com.
To completely register with USA Hockey as an official you need to complete the following steps each year:
USA HOCKEY OFFICIATING MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION (this step must be completed first):
At the USAHockey.com homepage, click on the “Become a Member” link (top-right of the page) to register as an Ice Official and pay your annual membership fee (and local Affiliate Fee if applicable).
Once you are registered you will receive two emails. The first email will confirm your membership registration. The second email will contain your USA Hockey Referee Number (your unique referee ID), and additional information regarding completing registration.
Additionally, all new officials will receive a hard-copy of the USA Hockey Playing Rules & Casebook and Basic Officiating Manual a week after completing membership registration. Returning officials will receive a new rulebook each Rule Change Season.
MAINE LACROSSE OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION
MLOA provides officials for boys’ Varsity, J.V., and Middle School programs. A number of members also officiate at the collegiate level.
MAINE WOMEN'S LACROSSE
Our approximately 75 members, officiate all levels of girls' lacrosse in Maine: high school varsity and junior varsity games, middle school games, and rec program team games.
Here are some quick, thumbnail sketches from each sport officiated in the State of Maine by NFHS-certified officials. Click on the sport and learn a little bit more about who the officials are in each sport, and what one can expect as a certified official.
Our purpose is to promote, develop, and improve the game of soccer in the State of Maine. To cooperate with soccer associations, coaches, officials, and other organizations in all matters pertaining to the advancement of soccer as provided by the By-Laws. To unite in one organization the representatives of local boards within the State of Maine and to grant charters to these local boards. To promote and maintain the highest degree of soccer officiating by following a standard set of mechanics, uniform interpretation, and consistent administration of the rules.
Maine Swim Officials Association
Statewide contact: Scott Morrison
Each fall the High School officials, which are members of the Maine Swim Officials Association (MSOA), have clinics in the Portland area and the Bangor area. These are held in October usually the first and second weekends after Columbus Day. The best way to start is to attend one of the clinics, where you pay your annual dues and receive instruction for most of the day. Once that is completed, you will need to take and pass an open book test on the rules. Prior to being assigned to a meet as an official, you must attend 3 meets as a probationary official, where you will shadow an official working the meet. Once this is completed, you can be assigned to work meets as a Level 1 official, which generally limits you to a stroke and turn position. You are eligible to advance to a Level 2 official (allows you to be a referee or starter) after completing the clinic and test in your second year. Officials will need to obtain a uniform consisting of a wear a white top with blue bottoms when working at meets.
There are six chapters of MSOA around the State that assign officials to work the meets at the High Schools in their area. For example, the Central Maine Chapter does meets for Edward Little, Lewiston, St. Dom’s, Erskine, Cony and Gardiner.
The chapter in your area would assign meets for you to work.
1. Certifying or rating officials as authorized by the Professional Association of Volleyball Officials. (“PAVO”); The National Federation of State High School Associations and its officials’ affiliate the National Federation of High School State Associations (“NFHS”), and USA Volleyball (“USAV”).
2. Provide for the training of officials in accordance with affiliated agency certification requirements.
3. Standardizing and improving officiating through authorized PAVO, NFHS, and USAV certification or training clinics.
4. Promoting the use of affiliated agency-certified officials for all volleyball programs.
5. Enforcing the standards of conduct for officials compatible with the philosophy and requirements of the affiliated agencies and their respective regional or district entities, and the by-laws of this organization.
2023 MAVO ROOKIE BOOT CAMP
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Open Door Christian Academy,
26 Gartley Street, Lisbon, Maine
TIME : TBA
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register. Space is limited.
Conditions of Services:
STEP 1: Click the SPORTS LINK on the menu above.
STEP 2: Click the SPORT(s) you're interested in.
STEP 3: On the sports' page, find the link to the association in your area OR the link to the statewide association and find the contact link on their website OR . . .
Go the the contact page on this website and send us a note with the sport you're interested in, and where you live and we'll help you get in touch with the right person.