Sep 28

Basketball Meetings Start October 11

Basketball meetings will start Wednesday, Oct 11th at 6:30pm and will be held at Heritage Hall High School Lecture Room located on the east side of the school. This is different from years past. The address for Heritage Hall high school is 1800 NW 122nd St., Oklahoma City, OK.

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Jul 27

FOOTBALL NEW OFFICIALS CLINIC THIS SATURDAY

Final reminder: we will be holding our clinic for new football officials this Saturday, July 29, starting at 9:00am, at the Oklahoma City Fire Training Center at 800 N. Portland. This is immediately south of the OSU-OKC campus. Enter through the doors on the EAST side of the building.

We will run until early afternoon, covering fundamental topics including mechanics, rule definitions, and officiating intangibles. All brand-new officials, or anyone with less than three years’ experience, are encouraged to attend. Contact Chris Mallow or Shawn Houk with any additional questions.

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Nov 15

Congratulations To Our 2nd-Round Playoff Crews!

The following OKC Metro crews have games in the 2nd playoff round:

Kevin Akin — Boone-Apache/Fairview
Mark Clark — Oologah-Talala/Tuttle
Darin Foster — Christian Heritage/Davis
Buddy Friesner — Washington/Chisolm
Shawn Houk — Idabel/Cushing
Chris Mallow — Sand Springs/Bixby
Steve Richard — Muskogee/Lawton
Jon Riva — Luther/Lindsey
Don Scott — Perkins-Tryon/John John Marshall
Michael Stevenson — Cascia Hall/Heritage Hall
Marc Walker — Cordell/Minco
Charles Woods — Hobart/Millwood

Way to go, fellas! Good luck this week!!

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Nov 07

Congratulations to our Week 1 Playoff Crews for 2016!

The following crews have been selected for Week 1 of the 2016 Football Playoffs:

Eddie Adams – Alex / Wilson
Jeremy Goodrich – Ardmore / Piedmont
Richard Owens – Bethany / Weatherford
Marcus Walker – Carl Albert / Altus
Ricky Johnson – Clinton / Ada
Bobby Davis – Davis / Walters
Charles Woods – Douglass / Mount St. Mary
Darin Foster – Edmond Santa Fe / Mustang
Earl Maloney – Garber / Seiling
Mark Clark – Heritage Hall / Blanchard
Willie Dilworth – John Marshall / Madill
Charley Poole – Jones / O.C.S.
Steve Knight – McAlester / Claremore
Jon Riva – Midwest City / Sand Springs
Ricky Hammer – Millwood / Tonkawa
Doug Cropp – Minco / Rush Springs
Jeff Murray – Noble / Tahlequah
Chris Mallow – Norman North / Westmoore
J J Williams – Perry / Luther
Kevin Akin – Plainview / Anadarko
Travis Atkins – Pond Creek-Hunter / Webbers Falls
Steve Richard – Purcell / Pauls Valley
Ernie deBernard – Tuttle / Cache
Paul Wallace – Waukomis / Turpin
Don Scott – Lawton / BT Washington

Congratulations, guys! And good luck this week!

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Jul 25

Sad Announcement

It is with great regret that we report the death of Clinton Hunter. Clinton has been a member of our association for many years. He passed away this past Friday, July 22nd. His funeral will be held this coming Thursday, July 28th at 2:00pm, at Wilmont Place Baptist Church, 6440 S. Santa Fe, Oklahoma City. Please go if you are able, and keep Clinton’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

 

 

 

 

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Jul 30

FOOTBALL: “Unnecessary and Excessive” Video

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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Jul 28

PAYPAL NOW AVAILABLE FOR OKCMOA

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 ‘paypal@okcmetroofficials.com’. If you have any questions, please contact Shawn Houk, Chris Mallow, or JT Deberry.

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Jan 26

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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Jul 16

Concussion Video Now An Annual Requirement

The NFHS Concussion Video, Concussions in Sport:  What You Need to Know, is now required viewing annually (annually is defined as once a school year—June 1 through May 31) for officials that wish to work playoff contests for OSSAA.  Fax completion certificate to OSSAA at 405-840-9559 or email certificate number to Sheree Riddell at sriddell@ossaa.com  (Currently, the NFHS Heat Illness video is not required annually but must be viewed once for officials wishing to work playoff games in football, basketball and baseball.)

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Feb 08

OKCMOA is on Facebook!!

Did you know that the OKC Metro Officials Association has a group on Facebook? If you already are on Facebook, you can go check it out. Click the Facebook icon at the top of this page, or go here:

OKC Metro Officials

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