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Summer Camp For Officials

Friday, November 25, 2011
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Summer Camp For Officials

Now that the season is finished, it's already time to think about next season. Some have asked what it takes to show you are serious about becoming a better official. One of the most important questions that will be asked about you is, "What did you do to improve in the off-season?"

The best way that question can be answered is that you attended an officials' camp designed to reinforce good mechanics, rules knowledge, signal skills, and communication abilities. If you are interested in doing that before the 2012 season, I invite you to join me as a student at the High School Football Officials Camp, to be held at California State University Fresno from June 21-24.
 
This is the premier camp available to high school officials nationwide, and is designed for those who want to learn, be recognized for their efforts, and either make the jump to varsity level games, or secure more and higher profile varsity games, or be recognized as wanting to make the jump to the next level. Instruction is entirely focused on five-man crew mechanics. During game play, the instructor to student ratio is 1:1. Clinicians include current and retired NFL, Big 12, PAC 12, MWC, and high school officials and supervisors. The keynote speaker for 2011 was former NFL Vice-President of Officiating Mike Pereira, who is currently Fox network's in-game rules analyst. This camp is limited to only FIFTY students, so there will be no worries of not getting enough face time with the clinicians. Many of the participating schools are top-level high school teams from California and Nevada.
 
The $695 tuition includes on-field instruction, classroom and video review, technique for working with coaches, all meals, 3 nights lodging, a get-together with the clinicians, certificate of completion (also forwarded to ASO and DFOA if you like) a camp hat, and most importantly, the kind of instruction you can't get anywhere else. I'm already registered and paid in full. There are a couple of different payment options available if you need to spread your tuition out. If you want to participate in this camp, you need to get registered and have a deposit on file ASAP, since they have never had slots go unfilled and it will fill up well before June.
 
Jim Evans says that each person needs to decide whether they want to have an avocation for officiating or be considered a professional. The only person who can answer that question is the man in the mirror. If you want to be a pro, and be seen as one, then I hope you'll consider joining me for this worthwhile training. All the information, along with registration, is here: 
 
 
Buck Bartolik
ASO Rules Interpreter
(720) 984-0467
 
 
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