Want to rest easy knowing that your competition is run to the gold standard of efficient organisation and compliance?
After the exhaustive tasks of planning a season and developing a roster, things don’t get easier for administrators as they then need to source officials for the matches. Traditionally, leagues and competitions have had two options in this regard – organise officials themself or engage an officials association.
While officials associations have traditionally played a vital role in the management of officials, and will continue to do so, the reliance on volunteers often means that after the week-to-week management is attended to, there’s little time left to focus on broader strategic matters. Event Horizon Sports assists both the league and the relevant officials association to focus more on the bigger picture matters by taking carriage of all the seasonal logistics of managing officials, thus freeing up the league and association’s volunteers for other activities.
Event Horizon Sports takes care not only of the recruiting and rostering of officials but also assists leagues with compliance and risk-management activities such as:
- Team list compliance;
- Pre-game checklists, including playing facility condition report;
- Electronic post-game match report available to the league soon after completion of the match;
- Sourcing and managing team feedback related to officiating;
- Supplementary documentation for disciplinary hearings if necessary.
Event Horizon will also ensure that officials undertake appropriate in-season professional development by using not only an association-approved curriculum if one is available, but also our own library of season footage to address matters of mechanics or rule interpretations in a timely manner. For some sports we will film games using a single camera but for sports on a larger field, we will use two cameras – one focussed on point of attack and one wider angle view. Not only does this footage have the benefit of allowing us to use the latest video tools for the development of our officials but in instances where an incident has occurred, we may also be able to provide the league with suitable footage.
Of key benefit to league administrators is the fixed cost associated with contracting Event Horizon Sports to manage the officiating logistics. By using the fixed price instead of estimates in the season budget, leagues can suitably apportion costs across registration fees with confidence that the total cost will be offset.
Ready to find out more?
If you would like to learn more about how we can help your league to enhance its officiating model and provide you with budgetary certainty, contact us today. You can use the web form on this site or if you’d rather speak with someone directly, feel free to send us an email or give us a call.