membership: join/renew

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SAOA Membership: Join/Renew & Register for Our Free Clinics

Membership: Any person who is a football or basketball official registered with the Illinois High School Association and in good standing is eligible for membership in the Association.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Help from fellow officials to educate and help you advance.
  • Free admittance to annual IHSA certified clinics in both sports for state certification requirements.
  • Listed on the Arbiter website that all area athletic directors can access for your availability.
  • Access to Hudl for game film review.
  • Monthly meetings during football and basketball season covering a variety of topics.
  • Awards for achieving playoff assignments and/or reaching the state finals.

Step 1: Membership Payment

Membership will be complete once payment is received and the form below is complete. Payment can be made here or in person at an SAOA clinic.

Membership Types

Step 2: Complete the Form Below

*View the form below. Click on the form and then scroll down to view the entire form. It consists of four different sections. Click “Next” at the bottom of each page to proceed to the next section. Be sure to click the blue “Submit” button at the end to successfully join or renew.

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    Important Dates

    Don’t miss any of the important meeting, clinic, or conference dates! We’ve got all of the dates you want to know about so you won’t miss a beat. View the calendar here.

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    Benefits of Joining SAOA

    Joining an officials association has many great benefits. From mentoring to development and networking to access to assignors and athletic directors. Learn more here.