|IMPORTANT UPDATES & INFORMATION|
|Link or Topic||Descriptions & Comments|
|Bill LeMonnier's Crew of 5 Officiating DVD||Provides valuable insight, breakdown, and analysis of rules, positioning, and mechanics in actual high school football games. This DVD is a must for any official looking to improve and be the best official possible.|
|NFL Officials Lockout Article||News article from the Daily Oklahoman regarding the NFL Officials Lockout with comments from Todd Ragsdale and David Gore.|
|Kicking Game Overview||Points to consider regarding the kicking game (provided by David Gore, OSSAA Rules Interpreter)|
|Passing Game Overview||Points to consider regarding the passing game (provided by David Gore, OSSAA Rules Interpreter)|
|2012 NASO Article on GTOA Use of Social Media||VP of Football Todd Ragsdale interviewed with NASO for their July 2012 Edition of NASO On Board Newsletter regarding the association's use of social media with our officials and provided guidance to other associations on how it could benefit their organizations.|
| GTOA Game Card (for electronic editing)
GTOA Game Card (PDF - for handwritten)
|Blank game cards if needed. Game cards and Gold Cards were distributed to Crew Chiefs during the last GTOA Meeting (at the Crew Chief Breakout). However, additional game cards may be needed. To print game cards it is suggested that you use white card stock paper or Avery Business Card 8871 template stock and you MUST print the cards with the dual-side option from your printer (print on both sides).|
|Vype Magazine Officiating Article||Officiating article from the 2011 Oklahoma Football Preview provided by Vype Magazine. Features comments by Mike Whaley, OSSAA Director of Officials & Todd Ragsdale, GTOA Vice-President of Football.|
|Urban Tulsa Weekly Football Officiating Article||Football officiating article published in the Urban Tulsa Weekly Newspaper discussing football officiating in the Tulsa area. GTOA officials are quoted in the article on the many facets of becoming an official, how the association operates and what is required to advance.|
|OSSAA Official's Insurance Overview||If you are a recognized official within the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association then the published benefits apply to you. This is a brief outline of coverage and the actual policy denotes all terms and conditions and is retained at the OSSAA offices.|
|GTOA History||Historical information regarding the GTOA provided by Charlie Payne from the archives of Don Thomas.|
|NFHS Concussion Course||View the NFHS Concussion Course on-line (click the link to the left) - MANDATORY|
|NFHS Heat Acclimatization Course||View the NFHS Heat Acclimatization Course on-line (Click the link to the left) - MANDATORY|
|** How to Become an Official **||Mike Whaley, OSSAA Director of Officials explains the process of becoming a certified official in the state of Oklahoma.|
|Facebook - GTOA||Join us on Facebook! Just search for "Greater Tulsa Officials Association" (you must have a Facebook account to join our page!)|
|GTOA COMMUNICATIONS - 2016 OSSAA Playoff Series||GTOA FRONT PAGE NEWS - OSSAA Mentorship Program|
|Below are the assignments by number of crews from the GTOA for the 2016 OSSAA Playoff Series:
ROUND 1 - Sixteen (16) crews assigned
NOTE: One crew assigned to the OCSAA Championship (Non-OSSAA)
ROUND 2 - Ten (10) crews assigned
Including one (1) 6A-1 Semi-Final
ROUND 3 - Four (4) crews assigned
Including one (1) 4A Semi-Final
ROUND 4 - Two (2) crews assigned
5A State Championship - Robison
4A State Championship - Herring
ROUND 5 - None
Congratulations to all GTOA crews assigned to the 2016 OSSAA Football Playoff Series!
The GTOA had another stellar year by being awarded two Semi-Final match-ups and two State Championships!
|If you have been working with a new official and are planning to get credit so that additional playoff points can be added to your rating, be sure to fully complete the required paperwork for the OSSAA!
You, as a mentor, and your new official (1st or 2nd year) must meet the requirements for the Mentorship Program and have all paperwork submitted the OSSAA no later than October 15th of each year.
At a minimum, the new official that you are mentoring must have attended a State Rules Meeting, three (3) GTOA Meetings, and a pre-season scrimmage that you were assigned. Furthermore, you must attend at least one (1) game that the new official who your are mentoring has been assigned and he/she must attend one (1) game that you have been assigned (preferably at the Varsity level). You BOTH must sign the Mentorship Form and submit it to the OSSAA by the deadline date in October.
This is an outstanding opportunity to recruit and retain new officials for the GTOA and for you to get credit for and be involved with training as well as helping our association grow.
The Mentorship Program is an annual event with the OSSAA and we encourage you to participate every year!!
|OSSAA ON-LINE TESTING - THROUGH ARBITER SPORTS||ANNUAL GTOA MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS|
|The OSSAA is requiring ALL Oklahoma football officials to register through Arbiter Sports. This registration program will allow for centralized tracking of official's activities and further allow for a single-point-of-contact for information distribution regarding high school officiating with any sport. You must register with the Arbiter BEFORE any testing will be available to you. (Follow the link below for registration and testing)
OSSAA Testing Site (ArbiterSports.com)
|You must attend at least four (4) of eight (8) meetings and have your dues paid to be a member in good standing ($45.00 by June 5th each year or $60.00 after June 5th). If you cannot make 4 meetings, there is an exemption process, but you MUST submit an exemption request letter to the Executive Committee for consideration (it must be a valid reason - work, military, medical, etc.).
You must also register with the OSSAA on-line through ArbiterSports and complete the NFHS Part I test. If you do not, you will not be an eligible official for the state of Oklahoma and the GTOA cannot assign you games.
Below is some important information regarding Hudl:
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE (NFL)