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Become a Sports Official

We love what we do

All Intramural team sports are officiated by UMD students. We love what we do and we would love for you to join our team! Being an Intramural Sports Official offers you an opportunity to be active, meet new people, and develop self confidence and valuable skills like communication, leadership, and conflict resolution. Official’s schedules are flexible: we will work around your schedule! 

We’ll teach you the skills you need to be a sports official!

Although previous experience playing a sport is helpful to becoming an official, it is not required. All Intramural Sports Officials are required to participate in a hybrid officials' training program (online and in person) prior to the start of the season. Additionally, officials attend mid-season training sessions and receive regular feedback and evaluation from our staff. 

Complete the “Official’s Interest Form” above to let us know you want to join our team!

  • Starting pay is $15.80 per hour. 
  • Schedules are flexible - most officials work 7-10 hours a week, with options to work 20+ hours during some sport seasons.

Intramural Sports hires officials throughout the academic year. Each semester offers different opportunities to officiate. 

Spring Semester Sports to officiate:

  • 5v5 Basketball (Jan 29 - Feb 1)
  • 11v11 Soccer (Mar 4 - Mar 7)
  • 6v6 Volleyball (Mar 25 - Mar 28)
  • 4v4 Flag Football (Apr 22 - Apr 24)

Officials are welcomed to play and officiate during the same season (in fact, most of officials do just that). We are happy to accommodate your playing schedule so you can work and play during the same season. 

Many of our officials are also active in the Maryland Student Officials Association (MSOA).  MSOA members can earn extra money by refereeing non-Intramural leagues on and off campus!


Contact Us

Portrait of Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson

Coordinator, Intramural Sports & Camps
Portrait of Jason Hess

Jason Hess

Assistant Director, Intramural Sports & Reckord Armory
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