We will have our annual OKCMOA Football Officials Clinic on June 22-23, 2018, at Norman North High School. Please see the link in the lefthand sidebar for a link to the registration form. Please return that form to us, along with your $20 registration fee, by Wednesday, June 20. For scheduling purposes, we cannot guarantee you will get on-field time if you do not get it to us by that deadline! Please note that you can also register via Paypal, and those details are listed on the registration form.
Check-in will begin at 5:00pm on Friday, June 22. As in previous years, we will have a full evening of discussions on Friday, and mingled discussion sessions and fieldwork all day on Saturday.
If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Shawn Houk, Mike Stevenson, or Chris Mallow. (Click this link for their contact info.)
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Baseball rules meetings are being held every Wednesday nights at 6:30pm, so come on out and join us! The location is Crooked Oak Elementary School, at the NW corner of campus. Go in through the WEST door of the Elementary Cafeteria. If you have any questions, contact:
Jay Staude – Baseball Vice President — 368-4688
JJ Williams – Baseball Technical Advisor — 570-6860
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The link below goes to the Youtube video we discussed last night. I HIGHLY recommend you watch it at least twice.
Youtube: Blind-Side Blocks
NOTE: Again, this is NOT a new requirement for us or for OSSAA; this is an experimental interpretation that several states are working on together, most prominently Oregon and Hawaii.
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We are happy to announce that you may now use Paypal to pay your annual association dues, HUDL fees, camp/clinic fees, or any other money you might owe the Association. Please note that to use Paypal, we will require you tack on an additional $1 fee to cover the cost of using the Paypal service; we get charged for using it ourselves. For example, to pay your annual dues via Paypal, you will pay $26 rather than the usual $25. To make your payment via Paypal, please send to ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’. If you have any questions, please contact Shawn Houk, Chris Mallow, or JT Deberry.
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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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