Sports Officiating Class for ages 15 and older begins Jan. 2 at Okun Fieldhouse

Learn the basics of sports officiating during a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

This Sports Officiating Class is for adults ages 15 and older and will train participants for basketball, baseball, fast pitch, flag football, slow pitch, and volleyball officiating. Designed for prospective officials, referees, and umpires, the clinic will cover the basics including what to wear, court and field positioning, conduct, rules and regulations, as well as interactions with players, teams, coaches and parents. Everyone who successfully completes this course will have the opportunity to be hired by JCPRD for seasonal positions during the upcoming sports season.

To find this program in the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under adult and then under sports. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “sports.”

This program will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday beginning Jan. 2 at the Okun Fieldhouse in the Mid-America West Sports Complex, 20200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee. The cost for four two-hour sessions is $60 for Johnson County residents or $67 for nonresidents.

For more information about this clinic, contact the JCPRD supervisor of officials at (913) 422-1618 or visit The JCPRD's Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. To register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the District's website at

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