Officiating Liability Insurance Opportunities

Because on-field liability is a huge concern for us, the topic of officiating insurance has come up recently. While our OSSAA membership provides some liability coverage for games we work as part of our NFHS affiliation, it’s only good for games we work that are OSSAA-sanctioned. So college work, men’s leagues/rec leagues, and youth league sports aren’t covered. It’s a good idea to consider other different options.

First, the NASO provides insurance if you register with their organization. A one-year membership is $103.00. For more information, go to the NASO website.

Second, the umpire.org site provides a liability insurance option with membership in the Amateur Baseball Umpires Association. The membership cost is $55.00 per year. However, you are covered only for amateur baseball and softball games.

Given the increasingly litigious nature of American society, particularly where sports are involved, we hope you will consider some option for insurance.

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