Greater Tulsa Officials Association
All Off-Season Events/Activites Are On Hold - *** PLEASE READ (COVID-19) ***
*** UPDATE 05/22/20 ***
GTOA Members -
The OSSAA Board of Directors met on 5/22/20 to discuss summer activities and Covid-19. Here is the statement posted on the OSSAA Web site.
"The OSSAA Board of Directors met in a special meeting today, May 22, 2020 to discuss summertime activities. The Board voted to conduct summertime activities in accordance with current Rules and Policies as stated in the Administrators Handbook."
What this means to us as officials is not entirely clear. I expect we will hear a statement from the OSSAA regarding our response soon. Individual School Districts will have policies in place that could effect how they move forward. Here are our suggestions: Until we get more information, start planning for the season. The Executive Team will meet on June 14 to discuss the GTOA plans. After that meeting we will be able to share more details. For now, make sure you pay your dues, (click here). Get in the rulebook and start getting in shape. If you do not plan to officiate this season please let an officer know so we can plan accordingly. While this is exciting news we still must exercise caution and use best practices. Wear face masks, wash your hands, practice social distancing. Be safe and healthy and as soon as we have more to share we will pass it along. Live with integrity. Serve with enthusiasm. Give with generosity. Succeed with humility.
New OOA Officiating Shirts Are Now Available
The new OOA officiating shirts are now available from Referee's Call. These shirts will be required for the 2020 OSSAA Playoff Series this year, but will not be mandatory for regular season games for 2020.
(Click on a shirt to
see a larger image)
Officiating Performance Standards - *** IMPORTANT ***
Click the link below to view the Officiating Performance Standards. With the return of the OSSAA Observation Program, OSSAA evaluators will be using these standards to evaluate individual and crew performance. These standards are to be used consisently throughout the state by all football officials. Failure to follow these standards may result in a negative performance evaluation.
2020 GTOA Registration - NOW OPEN
The 2020 GTOA Registration is now open! This includes registration for officials and the optional GTOA Camp.
2020 GTOA Important Forms
Below, you will find important forms for use during the high school football season:
NOTE: Print the crew card templates on heavy cardstock paper (dual side), and then cut as necessary.
2020 OSSAA Mechanics Conference - Weekly
Dates: Weekly Mechanics calls are every Wednesday at 9:00pm and
will begin again in August at the start of the 2020 season and continue
every week until the season is completed (including playoffs).
Number: (515) 606-5187
Access Code: 846741
Video Conference Information:
Weekly training tape links will be sent out via e-mail by Sheree Riddell.
2020 Annual GTOA Officer Election - Held in August
(Below are the current Officers)
PRESIDENT: Ethan Rolen
VICE-PRESIDENT: Devon Maynard
SECRETARY: Jarrod Hutchinson
TREASURER: Chris Bailey
ASSIGNMENT COMMITTEE: (automatically re-elected in 2019)
Harold Alspaugh (Committee Chairman)
UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020:
40/25 Clock Video
IWe took this time to make sure we are on solid ground regarding our mechanics and to determine if we need to make any adjustments. Here are the results of the study:
25 games from 2019:
6A1 - 3 games
6A2 - 1 game
5A - 6 games
4A - 3 games
3A - 4 games
2A - 6 games
A - 2 games
GTOA Upcoming Events
2020 GTOA Registration - NOW OPEN
The 2020 GTOA Registration is now open! This registration is for GTOA officials and the optional GTOA Camp for all area officials.
(NOTE: there is NO late fee for new officials who are joining our association for the first time).
Our registration is fully electronic, and you will need a valid e-mail and a current credit/debit card to complete your payment.
You must also register with the OSSAA, and can do so from the GTOA registration page. OSSAA Registration opens June 1st annually (select the OSSAA registration link at the bottom of the page). OSSAA late fees will be assessed on July 1st.
Crew Chiefs: SUBMIT YOUR CREW (June 15th is the annual deadline). The Crew Submission form is located on the registration page. You MUST have at least four (4) officials on the crew to be considered by the Assignment Committee.