• ***** Wanted: Interscholastic Sports Officials *****
    Section VI is seeking certified Sports officials to officiate contests for our member schools in Western New York, including Niagara, Orleans, Erie, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.


    • Have a thorough knowledge of the rules of the sport and be able to enforce them during play.
    • Ensure that the sport is played safely.
    • Maintain control of participants and the contest within the framework of rules and Section VI policies.
    • Abide by NYSED qualifications and requirements.
    • Available to work on weekends upon request.
    • Maintain a professional work ethic.
    • Attend official organization training sessions and meetings.


    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Completion of Certification program.
    • Knowledge of appropriate sports rules.
    • Strong communication skills since they often have to explain rulings to coaches or players.
    • Experience and a thorough understanding of the sport of interest.
    • Fair-minded and impartial

    Sports and levels:

    • Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track & Field, Volleyball & Wrestling.
    • Modified (7th & 8th grade), JV, Varsity

    Rate of Pay:

    • In accordance with the 2018-2021 agreement between the Western New York Sports Officials and the member schools of Section VI, NYSPHSAA. Click here for current fees ->2018-2021 Officials Fee Schedule
    Are you interested in becoming a sports official for Section VI?
    Please click below to submit your information.
    Thank you for your interest
Last Modified on November 26, 2018