Pinellas Sports Officials Association: JOIN US

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The PSOA welcomes anyone who is interested in officiating high school softball and middle school volleyball. We are happy to have new and returning members join us. We ask that those who are interested in officiating with the PSOA have experience officiating at the high school and/or collegiate level.  

Anyone wishing to officiate with us MUST complete a Level II background screening required by ALL Florida county schools. Please see our “JLA Background Info” page for information on where to complete the background check.

All prospective members, regardless of experience, ranking, etc., participate in a pre-season tournament. At that time, you will be assigned to officiate with an experienced official possibly from our evaluation committee. Your performance will be evaluated and the results of the assessment will be shared with you upon conclusion of the game. The evaluator will make a recommendation to the head of the PSOA evaluation committee and the PSOA Booking Agent. After that, you will be assigned games based upon your performance, evaluation and availability. You will be re-evaluated at a later time in the season or at some future date.

Since PSOA is affiliated with Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA), all of our members who officiate high school games must be a member of the FHSAA. You can learn more about FHSAA at 

For more information on joining the PSOA, please contact any member of our Board of Directors!

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(Please bring with you to our next general membership meeting)




Handout: New Member Application

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