Welcome to Ricebelt Officials Association
Welcome to the RiceBelt Basketball Officials website. The RiceBelt Chapter is made up of over 100+ officials and is a member of the Texas Association of Sports Officials (TASO). The organization is dedicated to providing highly professional and well trained officials for the schools we service from Jr. High through Varsity levels.
Officiating offers an opportunity to be paid while staying in shape. Each night RiceBelt officials officiate two or three games.
During a typical game an official will put in approximately 2 miles/game and by the end of the night will earn anywhere from $30 to $70 per game (plus mileage). For those that take officiating seriously, hustle up and down the floor, you will find that officiating is great for your wallet and your health.
Officiating can provide great rewards and a chance to stay in contact with the youth of today. As an official you must make instant decisions, resolve conflicts and deal with stressful situations. You are in a position to be a positive role model to the athletes and youth watching a game.
Sports officials must be able to control any situation and have great communication skills to calm highly competitive situations. You must be able to interact with coaches and players. You must be proficient in your knowledge of the rules, along with the mechanics of the game.
RiceBelt offers you the opportunity to accomplish all of this. To register click on the New Member Information link below.