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Working As A Referee

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Deal with People

  • Stressful

  • $31,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Referee Do At University of Alaska

* The Intramural (IM) Referee will be in complete charge of team intramural contests and will ensure the safety and integrity of all intramural games.
* The IM Referee will ensure that all rules of play are followed and any rule violations are called.
* Also assists with the set up and take down of all intramural games.
* Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor, Associate Directors, and/or the Director of Athletics
* Essential
* The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Department of Athletics, located in the Alaska Airlines Center, is a diverse division designed to assist student-athletes in meeting their academic and athletic goals through the University's intercollegiate athletic program within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) guidelines and to provide all UAA students the opportunity for physical development through the recreational sports program on the Anchorage campus.
* The department's mission is to support the educational mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage; to protect and promote the safety, health and well-being of our student-athletes; guide and support our student-athletes in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence; produce graduates and honorable citizens; and be actively engaged in our University community.
* Please visitwww
* GoSeawolves.comto find out more about UAA Department of Athletics andwww.anchorage.netfor more about
* Anchorage, Alaska.
* To apply, please complete the application, include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
* Hourly Rate:$8
* Job Duties:
* The Intramural (IM) Referee will be in complete charge of team intramural contests and will ensure the safety and integrity of all intramural games.
* The IM Referee will ensure that all rules of play are followed and any rule violations are called.
* Also assists with the set up and take down of all intramural games.
* Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor, Associate Directors, and/or the Director of Athletics

What Does A Referee Do At Think Together

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* Officiatesportingevents,gamesandtournamentsfor varioussportsseasons(e.g.,flag
* football/volleyball,basketballandsoccer)throughouttheacademicyear
* RefereeaccordingtothespecifiedTHINKTogetherrulesforeachsport
* Judgeperformancesinsportingcompetitionsinordertoawardpoints,imposescoring penalties,anddetermineresults
* Makescallsandinstructsplayersonthesportingrulesduringgames
* Signalparticipantsorotherofficialstomakethemawareofinfractionsorto otherwise regulateplayorcompetition
* Keeptrackofeventtimes,startingorstoppingplaywhennecessary
* Conferandcooperatewithothersportingofficials,THINKstaff,coachesandplayersinorder toprovideinformation,coordinateactivities,anddiscussissuesorconcerns
* NotifySportsCoordinatorand/orSiteCoordinatorofproblemsandconcernsregarding facilities,coaches,participants,and/orspectators
* Maintainsa safeandpositiveplayingenvironmentandencouragescooperativegameplay andsportsmanship
* NotifySportsCoordinatorofneededsuppliesandequipment

What Does A Referee Do At Boys & Girls Club of The Austin Area

Judge performances in sporting competitions in order to award points, impose scoring penalties, and determine results

What Does A Referee Do At University of Alaska

* The Department of Recreation, Adventure and Wellness is looking for outgoing and fun students to join our team as Intramural Referees! We offer basketball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, hockey, broomball, flag football and volleyball & more! We are looking for individuals who enjoy the sports and want to create a great atmosphere in the world of Intramurals.
* Learn to referee and manage games with this student job.
* Games are held Mon
* Thurs late evenings (7pm-midnight), and Sunday mornings and evenings

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How To Become A Referee

Coaches and scouts typically need a bachelor’s degree. They must also have extensive knowledge of the sport. Coaches typically gain this knowledge through their own experiences playing the sport at some level. Although previous playing experience may be beneficial, it is not required for most scouting jobs.


College and professional coaches must usually have a bachelor’s degree. This degree can typically be in any subject. However, some coaches may decide to study exercise and sports science, physiology, kinesiology, nutrition and fitness, physical education, and sports medicine.

High schools typically hire teachers or administrators at the school for most coaching jobs. If no suitable teacher is found, schools hire a qualified candidate from outside the school. For more information on education requirements for teachers, see the profile on high school teachers.

Scouts must also typically have a bachelor’s degree. Some scouts decide to get a degree in business, marketing, sales, or sports management.

Other Experience

College and professional coaching jobs also typically require experience playing the sport at some level.

Scouting jobs typically do not require experience playing a sport at the college or professional level, but it can be beneficial. Employers look for applicants with a passion for sports and an ability to spot young players who have exceptional athletic ability and skills.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most state high school athletic associations require coaches to be certified or at least complete mandatory education courses.

Certification often requires coaches to be a minimum age (at least 18 years old) and be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid. Some states also require coaches to attend classes related to sports safety and coaching fundamentals prior to becoming certified. For information of specific state coaching requirements, contact the state’s high school athletic association or visit the National Association of State Boards of Education.

Although most public high school coaches need to meet these state requirements in order to become a coach, certification may not be required for coaching and sports instructor jobs in private schools.

Some schools may require coaches to have a teaching license and complete a background check.

Certification requirements for college coaching positions also vary.

Additional certification may be highly desirable or even required in order to become an instructor in scuba diving, tennis, golf, karate, or other individual sports. There are many certifying organizations specific to the various sports, and their requirements vary.

Part-time workers and those in smaller facilities or youth leagues are less likely to need formal education or training and may not need certification.


To reach the ranks of professional coaches, a candidate usually needs years of coaching experience and a winning record at a college. Some coaches may not have previous coaching experience but are nevertheless hired at the professional level due to their success as an athlete in that sport.

Some college coaches begin their careers as graduate assistants or assistant coaches to gain the knowledge and experience needed to become a head coach. Large schools and colleges that compete at the highest levels require a head coach with substantial experience at another school or as an assistant coach.

Other college coaches may start out as high school coaches before moving up to the collegiate level.

Scouts may begin working as talent spotters in a particular area or region. They typically advance to become supervising scouts responsible for a whole territory or region.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Because coaches instruct, organize, and motivate athletes, they must have excellent communication skills. They must effectively communicate proper techniques, strategies, and rules of the sport so every player on the team understands.

Decisionmaking skills. Coaches must choose the appropriate players to use at a given position at a given time during a game and know the proper time to utilize game-managing tools such as timeouts. Coaches and scouts also must be very selective when recruiting players from lower levels of athletics.

Dedication. Coaches must attend daily practices and assist their team and individual athletes in improving their skills and physical conditioning. Coaches must be dedicated to their sport, as it often takes years to become successful.

Interpersonal skills. Being able to relate to athletes helps coaches and scouts foster positive relationships with their current players and recruit potential players.

Leadership skills. Coaches must demonstrate good leadership skills to get the most out of athletes. They also must be able to motivate, develop, and direct young athletes.

Resourcefulness. Coaches must find a strategy and develop a game plan that yields the best chances for winning. Coaches often need to create original plays or formations that provide a competitive advantage and confuse opponents.

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Referee Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Italian

  • Russian

  • Portuguese

  • Japanese

  • Mandarin

  • Greek

  • Chinese

  • Arabic

  • Dutch

  • Korean

  • Dakota

  • Polish

  • Hindi

  • Ukrainian

  • Thai

  • Albanian

  • Hebrew

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Referee Education


    • Iowa State University

    • Florida State University

    • University of Connecticut

    • Grand Valley State University

    • Liberty University

    • James Madison University

    • Central Michigan University

    • Pennsylvania State University

    • Utah Valley University

    • University of Kansas

    • University of North Texas

    • Appalachian State University

    • Virginia Commonwealth University

    • University of Utah

    • University of Massachusetts Amherst

    • Michigan State University

    • Georgia Southern University

    • Clemson University

    • University of Alabama

    • University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

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    • Other

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    • Certificate

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    • Diploma

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Top Skills for A Referee


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Top Referee Skills

  1. Volleyball Games
  2. Game Rules
  3. Youth Hockey Games
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Monitored volleyball games to ensure that rules were being followed and that safety protocols were being followed as well.
  • Explained game rules to crowds of 25 or more people every hour in an eight to ten hour day.
  • Officiate youth hockey games in the South Shore Conference and Greater Boston Hockey League.
  • Worked as a team to communicate and enforce the laws of the game to parents, coaches, and players.
  • Refereed intramural basketball, football, volleyball, and softball games Created schedules for all intramural activities

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