Become a RecSports Official

Do you think a job working with sports would be fun? It only takes a few steps to make this thought a reality.

  1. Attend a recruitment/training sessions for the sport(s) you are interested in. RecSports offers trainings for Flag Football, Volleyball, Basketball, and Soccer. Training includes classroom and on court/field sessions along with scrimmage games.  Recruitment dates and times for each sport are included on the season schedule.
  2. Attend the officials’ scrimmages to showcase the knowledge you gained during training. Officials are evaluated and hired based on the number of available positions for each sport. The training process serves as an interview.
  3. Attend a New Employee Registration session to fill out hiring paperwork. You will need an official form of photo ID, your original social security card, and a voided check or bank direct deposit form to complete this session.
  4. Attend Tiger Tales. This is the mandatory MizzouRec training where you will learn to gain valuable information about the department and the student recreation complex. The dates and times for this will be provided at training.


Previous knowledge of the sport is not required but is preferred.  Officials must be able to make quick decisions and handle conflicts. Officials will be trained throughout the season to improve their skills, knowledge of the game, and mechanics.  Schedules are flexible and may change weekly to fit the needs and schedules of each official.  Officials are eligible and encouraged to play. Games are played Sunday through Thursday with most officials working 2-3 of those days.  For more information please contact Rec Sports Coordinator Kevin Raher at or 573-882-4911