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9/10/2017 - SAOA Website Surpasses 20,000 Visitors!
 

SAOANC.ORG was created and went live in October 2012. Since that time it has been visited over 20,000 times! Thank you to all the members. prospective officials, school personnel, and other individuals who have and continue to visit our website. We hope that you will continue to use it as a tool to help you to stay informed and with your development as an official.

Did you know that SAOANC.ORG contains: (as of 9/12/2017)

- 2,084 Pictures

- 437 PDF files

- 385 Pages of content

- 292 Officiating video clips

- 74 Powerpoint presentations

Countless hours have been put into researching, creating, and maintaining the information you see on this website. Please take the time to look around and benefit from all the information here. There is something for new officials and veteran officials alike. New content is always being added for every sport so make sure to bookmark us and come back!

If you have ideas or links to something you would like to see on our website please send the information to your Sports Chairperson or your Regional Supervisor of Officials.

   
9/8/2017 - NCHSAA Registration Deadline Draws Near For Basketball, Wrestling
 

For those of you who are interested in officiating High School Basketball and Wrestling for the 2017-18 season the deadline to register is only ONE WEEK AWAY! The deadline to register for these sports is Friday, September 15, 2017 on the NCHSAA Website. Need help registering? Check out this tutorial.

State Basketball Clinic is Monday, October 9, 2017 at South View High School Auditorium @ 6:30pm. The SAOA Basketball All Officials Clinic will immediately follow the state clinic. For more information please visit the Basketball section of our website.

State Wrestling Clinic is Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Scotland High School Media Center @ 7:00pm. The SAOA Wrestling All Officials Clinic will immediately follow the state clinic. For more information please visit the Wrestling section of our website.

   
9/8/2017 - SAOA's Brad Allen Named Full Time NFL Referee
 

The NFL has decided to hire 21 full time officials this year and SAOA's Brad Allen was selected to be one of them.

Click HERE to view the article from the Fayetteville Observer

   
9/2/2017 - Attention ALL SPORTS - Don Kitts & Distinguished Service Award Winners
 

We are updating the Don Kitts Award and the Distinguished Service Award lists for ALL SPORTS.

If you have received a Don Kitts Mentoring Award AND/OR a Distinguished Service Award for ANY SPORT and your name and photo is not posted on this website please email dthompson@saoanc.org with the following information:

1) Your name

2) Which award(s) you received (Don Kitts and/or Distinguished Service Award)

3) The year you received the award(s)

4) A professional photo of you holding your award plaque for the website. When you send pictues please ensure that they are in JPG or PNG format or your picture may be too large to email.

These lists need to be updated so that recognition is given to these deserving individuals. Also the accuracy of these lists is important to determine future receipients of these awards.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter!

 

   
9/1/2017 - NCHSAA Winter Sports Registration Deadline Almost Here!
 

Just a reminder that the registration deadline for Winter Sports is fastly approaching! If you plan to officiate Basketball or Wrestling the Deadline to register is Friday, September 15, 2017.

You can register online HERE

Need help registering? Check out the tutorial HERE

 

   
8/31/2017 - SAOA Football Officials On The Cover of Referee Magazine
 

Featured on the September 2017 cover of Referee Magazine are SAOA Football Officials Willie Wellbrock, Brian Scott, and J.C. Thomas. Congrats guys!

 

   
10/26/2016 - Patsy Malloy Receives Basketball Distinguished Service Award
 

SAOA Official Patsy Malloy was presented with the 2016 Distinguished Service Award for Basketball. She was presented the award Monday night at the NCHSAA State Basketball Clinic by Brad Allen, Regional Supervisor Of Officials. Patsy is the first female official to receive the Distinguished Service Award for Basketball in the Southeastern association. (Photo Credit: SAOA/Dwayne Thompson)

 

   
10/18/2016 - Jimmy Bennett Receives Wrestling Distinguished Service Award
 

SAOA Official Jimmy Bennett has been awarded the 2016 Distinguished Service Award for Wrestling on Tuesday night. Jimmy was presented with the award by Charlie Jenkins, Regional Supervisor Of Officials. (Photo Credit: SAOA/Charlie Jenkins)

 

   
10/17/2016 - NCHSAA Makes Changes To 2016 Fall Sports Playoff Schedule
 

The effects of Hurricane Matthew have forced the NCHSAA to make tough decisions regarding the fall sports playoff schedule. The changes made by the NCHSAA are listed below:

Volleyball

Seeding Date: October 25th (previously October 19)
1st Round: October 26
2nd Round: October 27
3rd Round: October 29
4th Round: November 1
Regionals: November 3
State Championship: November 5 (no change)

Men's Soccer

Seeding Date: November 3 (previously October 31)
1st Round: November 5
2nd Round: November 8
3rd Round: November 10
4th Round: November 12
Regionals: November 15
State Championship: November 19 (no change)

Football

Seeding Date: November 12 (previously November 5)
1st Round: November 18
2nd Round: November 25
3rd Round: December 2
Regionals: December 9
State Championship: December 16-17 (previously December 9-10)

   
10/15/2016 - 2016 Basketball/Wrestling State Clinics Rescheduled!
 

Hurricane Matthew has forced two key meetings to be rescheduled.

- The NCHSAA State Wrestling Clinic and the SAOA Wrestling All Officials Clinic has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 2016. The clinic is still at Scotland High School and starts at 7:00 SHARP!

- The NCHSAA State Basketball clinic and the SAOA Basketball All Officials Clinic have been rescheduled to Monday, October 24, 2016. The clinic is still at South View High School and starts at 6:30 SHARP!

   
8/3/2016 - Darryl Buck Receives Volleyball Distinguished Service Award
 

SAOA Official Darryl Buck was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Service Award for Volleyball on Wednesday night. Darryl was presented with the award by Bill Henderson, Regional Supervisor Of Officials. Darryl has been an official with the Southeastern Athletic Officials Association for quite some time. He officiates volleyball, basketball, and softball. Darryl is also a collegiate volleyball official. (Photo Credit: SAOA/Dwayne Thompson)

 

   
8/2/2016 - Eddie Melvin Receives Football Distinguished Service Award
 

SAOA Official Eddie Melvin was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Service Award for Football on Monday night. Eddie was presented with the award by Neil Buie, Regional Supervisor Of Officials. Eddie has been an official with the Southeastern Athletic Officials Association for over 20 years and officiates football, baseball, and softball. (Photo Credit: FO/Earl Vaughan)

Click to view the article from Earl Vaughan / Fayetteville Observer

 

   
7/29/2016 - Busy Week Ahead! NFHS Exams & NCHSAA State Meetings
 

This week is going to be busy for those who are officiating fall sports! As many of you know the NCHSAA has transitioned to the ArbiterSports platform for registrations and exams. Officials that plan to officiate Fall sports should be aware that the fall exams for Football, Soccer, and Volleyball are due this Sunday, July 31, 2016. Please allow yourself enough time to take the exam and don't wait until the last minute.

NEW THIS YEAR: All officials are required to take the NFHS Concussion Course. This course is offered FREE of charge and can be found on the NFHS website. IMPORTANT: Make sure when you create an account that you use the SAME EMAIL ADDRESS as the one listed for you on the Arbiter. This is so you will receive credit for taking the course. Keep in mind that the Deadline to take this course for Fall Sports is also Sunday, July 31, 2016.

Also we have three NCHSAA State Clinics & SAOA All Officials Meetings that are scheduled this week. They are:

- Sunday, July 31, 2016 - NCHSAA State Soccer Clinic & SAOA Soccer All Officials Clinic at Fayetteville Academy. These clinics will start at 6:30pm. Sign in starts at 6:00pm.

- Monday, August 1, 2016 - NCHSAA State Football Clinic & SAOA Football All Officials Clinic at South View High School. These clinics will be located in the Auditorium and will start at 6:30pm.

- Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - NCHSAA State Volleyball Clinic & SAOA Volleyball All Officials Clinic at Pine Forest High School. These clinics will be located in the Auditorium and will start at 6:00pm.

Please note that these meetings are required for each sport that you officiate and will determine eligibility for post-season and playoff assignments!

   
7/22/2016 - Cleo Dunigan Selected To Officiate The 2016 East - West All Star Game
 

We would like to recognize SAOA Basketball Official Cleo Dunigan (pictured on the right) who was selected to officiate the Men's 2016 East - West Basketball All Star game and served as the crew chief! Congratulations Cleo!

 

   
7/18/2016 - SAOA's Brad Allen Featured In "NFL Behind The Scenes" Video
 

SAOA's Brad Allen is featured on the NFL's 2016 video "Third Team On The Field". It gives us a behind the scenes look into NFL Officiating. The clip is approximately 5 1/2 min long.

 

   
7/15/2016 - Volleyball "New Officials" Clinics Rescheduled!
  The Volleyball New Officials Clinic that was scheduled for Wednesday, July 20, 2016 has been rescheduled. The clinics are now July 25th, 26th, and 27th at Pine Forest High School.
   
8/17/2015 - SAOA Website Surpasses 10,000 Visitors!
 

Since it's re-launch, the SAOA website has been visited 10,000 times! Thank you to all the members and prospective officials that continue to visit the website. Countless hours go into finding, developing, and maintaining the information shared here. We hope that you will continue to use our website as a tool to help you with your development as an official.

If you have any ideas of something you would like to see on our website please send the information to your Sports Chairperson or your Regional Supervisor of Officials.

   

 

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