The Amarillo Chapter is a member of
Texas Association of Sports Officials - Football (TASO) based in Austin,
Texas and is always looking for new officials. Our current meeting schedule
can be viewed here.
We service approximately 60 school
districts in the Panhandle of Texas. We normally work approximately 300
Varsity contests and over 600 Sub-Varsity contest during the Regular Season.
We provide officials for all
Varsity games played for University Interscholastic League (UIL) member
schools and most Parochial Schools. UIL member schools are required to use
TASO officials. Varsity games are usually played on either Thursday or
Friday evenings and Saturday afternoon or evening. Sub-Varsity games are
played on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Sub-Varsity
games may be schedule with from 1 to 3 games played.
Game fees can be viewed
here. Fees are paid to the individual officials
by the schools after the contest based on the UIL payment schedule.
11-Man Varsity games use 5
officials; 6-Man Varsity games use 4 officials. Sub-Varsity games use from 2
to 4 officials depending on the level (7th, 8th, 9th, JV) and the
requirements of the schools.
We operate under the By-Laws of the
Amarillo Chapter, Texas Association of Sports Officials - Football. The
By-Laws are available here.
Officials are required to attend a
Rules Clinic each year and take an annual rules/mechanics examination prior
to the start of the regular season. The Amarillo Chapter will have a Rules
Clinic. Our Clinic is here.
New members are required to submit
an application for membership with the Texas Association of Sports
Officials. This is accomplished online through the TASO web site. Click
here to complete a membership application or renewal.. There is a
$35.00 application fee that must be sent with the application.
Dues for membership are paid yearly
in November for the next year. State dues are $60.00 per year. Local dues
are based on the Division the official will be in the next year. Divisions
are 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. An explanation of the Divisions may be viewed
here. Local dues are based on the
Division the official will be in the next year, Dues formula is
Local and state
dues are waived
for first year officials; however, the $35.00 state application fee is not
For any other information, please
search this web site for information or to find out where to send New Member
Form and Application Fee, contact the