Football officials to honor Vince Consul: All SNOA Football officials will be wearing an armband for
the upcoming high school football season in honor of Vince Consul who
unexpectedly passed away earlier this month. The armband will bear the
initials VC on them. Vince was not only a longtime football official in the
association but also served as a football crew chief, football board member
and also served as legal counsel for the SNOA Board of Control.
Arbiter Update: For those of you in the association that have cell
phones with internet access, you may have noticed that you are unable to
access arbitersports.com from your phone. The arbiter has provided the
following information to you:
some workarounds do exist. Any Android phone can access ArbiterSports by using Opera Mini as the installed internet browser on the phone. Also, any iPhone can use Safari, which is the default
browser. Blackberry users can try using an alternate web browser called Bolt.
Also, plans are currently in place to release a mobile accessible version of
the site in the summer/fall of 2010.
SNOA Scholarship Winners: The SNOA Scholarship Committee met in May and
awarded the four academic scholarships provided by the Board of Control. The
following four individuals were each awarded a $1000.00 scholarship based on
their high school academics, high school achievements and community
Congratulation to all winners. The Board of Control wishes all of them the
best of luck in college.
SNOA/College World Series: SNOA member Kelly Gonzales recently
completed umpiring in his first College World Series. Kelly has been a
longtime member of SNOA in football and baseball and was one of eight umpires
selected nationally to umpire this prestigious event in
SNOA is very proud of this tremendous accomplishment by Kelly!
To read more on Kelly click here.
SNOA Football Members go Division 1: Darryl Johnson (Crew 13 Crew
Chief and former Board of Control Member) was recently hired as an on-field
official in the PAC-10 Football Conference. Roscoe Meisenheimer (Crew 10) was recently hired as an on-field official in Conference
Southland Football Conferences.
SNOA congratulates both Darryl and Roscoe and wishes them the best during the
upcoming college football season!
Football Clinic: SNOA would like to thank the 50 football officials
that attended the Terry Terry/Vince Consul Memorial Football Camp/Clinic
which was held this past Sunday at
. The officials reviewed video and had
classroom breakout sessions led by Division 1 College and veteran officials
Relocating: Two longtime SNOA members have recently relocated. SNOA
Basketball member and Basketball Instructional Chairman Riel Banaria recently relocated to the
SNOA Baseball and Basketball member and SNOA Finance Committee member Pat
Chapman has recently relocated to Round Mountain, Nevada.
SNOA wishes both Riel and Pat the best of luck and wants to thank them for
their years of service to the Association!
Insurance Matters: The NFHS has raised the cost of officials
insurance for the upcoming school year from $12.00 to $17.00. This rate
increase went to all officials in every state covered by the NFHS Insurance.
This is only the second rate increase in the NFHS Organizations 27 year
history. The reason for the increase was to defray the costs of the new NFHS
Officiating Hub which now provides new and updated training and educational
materials for officials in all sports. The new educational program through
NFHS includes a searchable NFHS Rules Database and
NFHS Rules and Mechanics Videos with animation. Please follow the link
below to access the new NFHS Officiating Hub which is powered by ArbiterSports.com.
Once on the homepage, please click your individual sports icon on the right
which will then take you directly to the sport that you officiate. The site
is still brand new and will continue to add additional features that will
benefit all officials.
Your $17.00 NFHS Insurance fee includes: Liability Insurance, Medical
Insurance (secondary insurance), Online NFHS Officials Quarterly, and all of
the new features of the NFHS Officiating Hub.
Get Your Gear: Honigs will be coming to
on Sunday August 8th. If
you need new gear for the upcoming fall season please be prepared to make your purchases at this meeting. There may be additional
vendors at some upcoming meetings, but as of this date, Honigs is the only vendor scheduled. You may check out what Honigs has to offer at
: President Vince Kristosik and Commissioner Mark Ratner will be traveling to
and participating in
the 28th Annual National Association of Sports Officials Summit. Carl Britt,
SNOA Basketball Board Member and former
resident and Big Ten Football Official will be a guest speaker at the
. The NASO Summit
focuses on topics designed specifically for leaders of state high school
officiating programs, local association officers, supervisors and
coordinators, assigners, conference administrators and sports officials at
all levels - from around the country and the world. The
provides 2-1/2 days of unmatched
resources to state and local associations and delivers critical analysis to
officiating leaders everywhere.
SNOA Website: Do you have experience developing websites? Do you
have experience as a webmaster? If so, please contact SNOA Secretary Gail
. SNOA is looking for members with experience in putting
together and possibly running the SNOA website. If you are interested please
notify Gail no later than July 31st and you will be placed on the agenda for
the August Board of Control meeting.
2010 Survey: The Board of Control will be releasing their 2010 SNOA
Officials Survey sometime in August. Last year's survey was a big success as
over 500 members completed the on-line survey. This will be your opportunity
to grade all aspects of the Association. When the survey is released please
take the time to review all questions and answer them to the best of your
NIAA Website: Please continue to check the NIAA website at
additional officiating information. Once on the main page you must click the
officials tab. This will provide all types of officiating information for all
officials in the state of
In Closing! The SNOA Board of Control hopes that you all have had a
safe and enjoyable summer so far. If you know of friends or acquaintances
that wish to officiate for the upcoming 2010-2011 school year, please notify
them of our upcoming meetings for your sport. See you all at