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“Our mission is to set the highest standard in youth sports for our communities, empowering each child in our program to become the best athlete, teammate, and person on and off the field. We take a hands-on approach in providing a fun and safe environment for every family, with the goal of creating memories that last a lifetime.”

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Become an Official

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You will have the responsibility of ensuring the game is administered in a safe and impartial manner and in the spirit of fair play, and keep the action moving and the games on time.

The skills we teach can make you money for the rest of your life! Football organizations all over the country are always looking for skilled and motivated sports officials. Gridiron registered officials are paid.

Partnered with our coaches, you will be the most visible face of our company to our customers.

How to Sign Up

  1. Find your local league with the league finder tool.*
  2. Visit local league web page.
  3. Select the “Get Involved” tab on the menu.
  4. Complete the sign up process and submit your info for a background check.

Officials are paid and provided with uniforms.

*No leagues near you? You can start a league!

WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS FOR A GRIDIRON FOOTBALL OFFICIAL?

  • At Gridiron Football safety is our highest concern.

  • All of our playing formats are either flag or touch football. Tackling is not allowed in our organization.

  • Your primary concern is to oversee the game in a safe and impartial manner.

  • We strongly believe in the concept of “preventative officiating”.

    Preventative officiating is when officials guide, inform and encourage players to play within the rules and to avoid penalties that slow the game and create a punitive environment.

  • We are not there to punish players. We are there to help create a safe, fair and superior football experience.

  • We expect you to know the rules, be reliable, be mature, do your best and learn continuously.

  • To be successful you have to be self-motivated. You have to take the time to read, watch videos, observe senior officials and be open to the feedback we give you.

  • Being an official is a position of authority and respect that is earned and much more than just a striped shirt. We expect you to take it seriously.

Make a
Difference

You will provide the opportunity for our players to have the experience of true competition called by trained officials on a real field with spectators cheering and having a superior game day experience.
You can also make a difference by sponsoring players or creating leagues in new locations.

Become a Coach

Guide players on the field and provide support to shape them into the best they can be.

Gridiron is the fastest growing youth football organization in the nation

Check out our frequently asked questions to learn about rules, uniforms, guidelines and more.

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Become an Official and help level up the game by providing a real experience.

Sponsor a Player

Support your favorite player(s) by sponsoring them this season! You pay and they play.

Reach out to us with any questions, comments or concerns; we are here to help.

The Team

Coaches

Interested in becoming a coach? We appreciate you!
Spend quality time with your kids and provide guidance to the team to help them be successful on the field and likely later in life. You will have access to Gridiron Tools to make coaching a fun and positive experience!

Officials

So you want to be a game official with Gridiron Football? Welcome! You will provide the opportunity for our players to have the experience of true competition called by trained officials on a real field with spectators cheering and having a superior game day experience.