There is a chronic nationwide shortage of officials, especially at the youth level.
Officiating is a great way to give back to the game you love, to make a little money while getting into (or staying) in shape, and believe me, it's the best way to see the game.
I've officiated five years at the youth level, and two years of high school ball. I'm just sorry that it's taken me so many decades to find my true hobby in life.
Call you state high school association or youth league this week! Most officiating training classes start in June or July, so its not too late for this upcoming season.
Play, coach or ref! ReaganCowboy out...
Way to go.
Say. You're last name wouldn't be "Greer" would it?
I'd love to do that some day. I love football, but don't have the ability to have any kind of career in coaching, playing, training, etc. Now officiating I think is a real possibility. Have you ever read, I think it's called "The meat grinder" or "In the meat grinder" or something like that. It's a real interesting book about a washed up college player who became a ref. Chad somebody. You should see if you can find it.