BCBOA Meeting Minutes

Meeting #2

October 29, 2018

Opening: Scott Edmonds – Welcome, 

Treasurer’s Report: Mike Napier – $2,966.07

Guest Speaker: John Witt (scorekeeper at Talawanda) also a Minister– Started in1989 after working at Kmart as a custodian.  Became friends with Holmes Head Coach, so as an EMT travelled with team, started keeping stats. Made a position for keeping the athletic fields, the best job at Talawanda, and took a liking more to basketball. John is a Captain with Oxford Fire Department, Minister and Groundskeeper. He has 4 philosophies in his life. Philosophy 1, a ministry of Presence and just to be there.  Cotter pin philosophy, an unknown thing, unless it is missing.  Does the little things, just wants to do his job.  Steel philosophy, a steel rod.  Used to put a sharpen edge on a knife, sharpens another steel, just a “man can sharpen another man”, do what you can do to better another life.  Life is Good Philosophy, as an older person needing to influence the lives of other young people.  Has been involved in a few funerals and weddings of former Talawanda students because of his influence in others lives.  Challenge to everyone. Be a class act, remain a class act whether you are a cotter pin, nut or the wheel. Poem, The World IS Mine

Rules Interpretation: Rick Henry – The Kahoot app. 

The state rules meeting online- preseason guide pg. 8(illegal equipment) the penalty for illegal equipment IS NOT a Technical Foul!!!

Rule Changes- Backcourt deflection is legal, when hit by a defensive player in the frontcourt and caught by someone in the backcourt, Play On.

A player is not able to take a charge or set a screen with a foot out of bounds or on an endline

Players are NOW permitted to role the waistbands of shorts as long as the manufacturers logo is not showing

POE- Travelling, Legal Guarding Position, Block/Charge (have a call), Loose Ball Play(get in there and get the players off each other, be assertive), Proper Terminology, Professionalism(don’t engage at their level, warn, or Technical Foul)

Email, Backcourt throw in spot, intentional foul on a made basketball

Closing- Scott Edmonds, Board positions nominations, and state meeting deadline is the 24th of November.

Split the Pot- 769755  Barry Jamison $10

BCBOA Meeting Minutes

Meeting #1

October 22, 2018

Opening: Scott Edmonds – Thank you for coming. This is a voting year President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.  Next Week, speaker, the table guy from Talawanda. Following week is Ray Vaughn an assignor to speak with us.

Treasurers Report: Mike Napier (via Randy) $2805

Scrimmages: See Tim Lewis, Scott Edmonds, Randy Johnson after meeting if interested. The better off you’re going to be if you’re out on the court getting your time in.  

Nominations: Please check with the person you are nominating to make sure that it is alright with them and then email Scott Edmonds, Randy Johnson or Steve Wiggins

Rules Interpretation: Randy Johnson

Observes for the GMC. The biggest thing pet peeve. Noticing the observer and then really starting to hustle.  We can miss calls, but if we are hustling then we will be more consistent. Looks if we are putting the ball in at the right spot, and are we hustling to get the ball back in play. Work our game the RIGHT WAY!  Ask the seasoned official if they will help you out in switching and doing everything as to the book as you can do it so that you can learn and get better.  Randy gives out his phone number and is willing to take calls discussing a call you may have. Call that night while its fresh in your mind.  It doesn’t have to be Randy it can be a veteran official.   Be patient with the coaches, sometimes they are working with players as well, and we are to be the calm ones.  If you get beat, cut in behind the play (in the middle of the floor if needs be) to get the best angle on the play.  It’s especially tough as a new official to gain balance with when to hold the whistle, but hustle and see the play.  Verify the game the day of with the school.  When the game gets moved, we are generally the last ones to be notified.  If a veteran official is giving you advice, DO NOT argue with the veteran, most every veteran wants to help you! Do you want to do it right and not take it personal. The coaches and fans will work you, and grind on you, don’t take anything personal even if they make it personal, then you have the tools in which to take care of that.

New Rule changes from last year.  2 hand reporting – right hand first followed by second/  A coach will have 15 seconds to replace a player. 

Technical fouls. Admin tech, more than 5 on court or book issues.  Team foul, coach does not lose his opportunity to stand. See page 75 of the Rule Book.

Protecting the free thrower, on the release of the ball. The defender blocking out is not to make contact with the free thrower, not allowed to cross the lane line until the ball has hit the cylinder.

Make sure that you keep your Arbiter up to date with the assignors.

Dave Campbell Davezcampbell77@yahoo.com  assigns for the GMC Jv and down, and numerous other leagues.  Please contact him if you are interested in working at any level.

Split the pot: 769742  Robert Hubbard $27

Dismissal: Scott Edmonds

Pereira’s organization helping vets become game officials

From APNews

Hector Tarango was lost, finding little purpose in life.

After a medical discharge from the Army following a series of ailments, including a ruptured Achilles tendon, he had developed post-traumatic stress disorder. His personal life was a mess.

“My deployment money was gone, my son was gone and my wife remarried. It was ugly after my three deployments,” he says. “I gave up.”

Then three people and one vocation turned around Tarango’s existence.

His son, Joseph, re-entered his life. His friend Henry Rodriguez, whom Tarango calls “my brother,” alerted him to Battlefields to Ballfields, an organization that gets veterans involved in officiating.

And Mike Pereira, the former NFL head of officiating and current Fox football analyst who founded Battlefields to Ballfields a year ago, took Tarango under his wing.

Now, the 37-year-old Tarango not only is a football official, he’s branched out into basketball.

“I played sports and football, but I didn’t know the rules,” Tarango says. “A lot of people watch football and think they know the rules, but they don’t.

“Henry told me Mike Pereira ran it and I had no idea who Mike was. I wasn’t interested in it (originally), but I did some research and said, ‘Yeah, I’ll do it.’ I had never blown a whistle before.”

Like more than 100 other former military members, Tarango regularly blows whistles now, working youth and high school games in California. Pereira launched his organization last year hoping to reach the century mark at some point in its buildup. He’s gone well past that number, and many of the vets have stories similar to Tarango’s.

Battlefields to Ballfields funds the veterans through scholarships as they get involved in officiating. Pereira works with officiating groups across the country to get the veterans onto the fields and courts once they have learned their craft.

“One of the hurdles when you start to officiate is the cost of starting: dues and registration fees and uniforms,” he says. “It’s expensive, especially based on what you make per game.”

It’s also rewarding, not only for the former military members but for the officiating realm.

“They’ve got the characteristics you need to officiate,” Pereira says. “The courage is a huge part, not being intimidated by any players, coaches or spectators. The whole notion of teamwork; they had to be part of a team before, and as officials you are part of a team as well.

“The confidence, of course, to be able to do a job and do it well. And the stick-to-itiveness.

“It’s amazing to watch them learn, they learn so quickly because they have had to follow orders. It’s hard — we all know officiating is hard — and it will take them a while. But they have all it takes to be successful and now all they need is repetitions.

“My goal is to get them to stay with it.”

That goal apparently has been reached with Tarango. He did Pop Warner football games on weekends and junior varsity contests on Thursdays, averaging perhaps four games a week. He’s doing the same with basketball, and doesn’t sound averse to trying other sports.

“I get to put a uniform on and I like wearing a uniform,” he says with a chuckle. “It gets me out of the house. It is fulfilling.

“At first it was real hard. There’s that brotherhood, though. I’m not saying it works for everybody, but it works for me. Reffing makes me part of the game and a part of something.”

That’s the idea. Pereira’s group has officials working a variety of sports, including wrestling, track and field, lacrosse, soccer, even one ice hockey official. Of the first 100 recruits to B2B, eight already were doing a second sport within a year.

Battlefields to Ballfields is looking for mentors among veterans who already have experience in officiating, and Pereira believes many of his recent signees have the ability to teach.

“These guys and women make a good little extra income and they’re getting out and working with kids,” Pereira says. “We all talk about how we want to serve again in some way, and they feel like a part of the community.

“It’s the most fulfilling thing I have ever done.”

BCBOA Local Rules Meeting #3

November 6, 2017

Introduction: Scott Edmonds .  Begin with a moment of Silence for the Church in Texas, the victims and victims’ families.  Split the Pot, Next week will draw for the $50 gift card.  Hang on to your attendance card

Treasure’s Report: Mike Napier $1357.95

Moments with RJ:  What Observers would like to see.

-Don’t be Lazy

– Make sure to put the ball in place in correct spot.

– 28ft box now, keep an eye on it, don’t hover on it.  The rule just doesn’t want the coach in front of the Table

– Hustle.  If you’re hustling, then no one can really have a problem with the call you make as long as you’re trying and working hard

– Boys and Girls deserve the same respect and attention.

– Technical Fouls.  Don’t go looking for it.  If you have to do it, do it in the moment it is warranted, don’t wait until it boils up and give it over something small.  A soft and kind answer can diffuse the situation. It works.

– Questionable Situations.  Feel free to contact a veteran official either after your game, or the next day for help or advice.

Interpretation: Rick Henry       State Rules Meeting allows the Migraine Piercing, we don’t need notes for religious garments.

Agenda: Proper Signals, Backcourt Violations on Throw-Ins, Fighting, Technical Fouls

-Proper Signals:   When you’re working High School we are supposed to be using Federation Mechanics

-Backcourt Violations on Throw-Ins:  Preseason Manual pg 6.  Allows a player to airborne on a throw in and cross from backcourt to front court.  If the ball is tipped and the same airborne player then touches the ball in the frontcourt, then you have the violation.  If you don’t call the violation, you stay out of the hot water than to call it incorrectly.  

-Fighting 4-18 A fight is a flagrant act, when the ball is live or dead.  Includes but not limited to attempted strikes, kicks, body slams etc. or attempt to instigate a fight (Squaring up).  The penalty for fighting is flagrant foul with a disqualification to the offender, we only assess ONE Technical foul to both sides.  Bench personnel that comes off the bench: non-participation 1 indirect Tech to coach, fi numbers are same no shots, point of interruption, if numbers off the bench are different, the team that has the fewer technical fouls will shoot (MAX of 2 shots) and a Division Throw In.  Talk to your on-site manager to see if they would like to continue the contest.  Only person to come off the bench legally is the COACH.  Preventative officiating on trash talk.

Don’t forget your ONLINE State Rules Meeting.  You have until November 15th, at Midnight to complete the meeting without having to pay a late fee of $50.

Closing: Extra shirts, see logan and Joey.  Splint 768402 $24

BCBOA Local Rules Meeting #2


Introduction: Scott Edmonds

     2nd meeting.  State Meeting is online until Nov 15th at midnight.  Next week handing out the BCBOA gift of Towels.  The 4th meeting we will draw for the $50 gift card via the raffle

Split the Pot: Orrie Beckman

Treasure’s Report: NO Change

Rules Interpretation: Rick Henry

  • Recent change of running clock, up 35+ point in the second half, will not go “stop and go” until it gets under 30 points.  ONLY FOR SECTIONAL GAMES AND BEYOND.  For shortening the quarter, both coaches MUST agree.


  • Jump Ball- 4-28     putting the ball into play to start the game and each extra period
  • Administration 6-3 For any jump ball each jumper should have both feet within that half of restraining circle.  Ball is tossed non-jumpers should not move onto the center circle or change position.  Toss the ball upward between the jumpers in a plane at right angles.  The ball must not be touched by one or both players before the ball reaches its highest point or catch the ball etc.  
  • Control, Player & Team 4-12     A player is in control of the ball when he/she is holding or dribbling a live ball. There is no player control when, during a jump ball, a jumper catches the ball prior to the ball touching the floor or a non-jumper or during an interrupted dribble.  A team is in control of the ball, when a player of the team is in control, while a live ball is being passed among teammates, during an interrupted dribble, when a player of the team has disposal of the ball for a throw-in.  The team control continues until, the ball is in flight during a tray or tap, an opponent secures control, the ball becomes dead.  While the ball remains live a loose ball always remains in control of the team whose player last had control.  A player control foul is a common foul committed by a player while he is in control of the ball or by and airborne shooter. A Team Control Foul is a foul committed by a member of the team that is in control of the ball or by a member of the throw in team.  Set the tone, let the teams know you’re paying attention.
  • Verticality 4-45      applies to legal guarding position obtained, defender may rise up or jump vertically. Whether on the floor or airborne, the defender cannot clear out.  The player with the ball is to be given NO MORE protection or consideration that the defender in judging which player violated the rule.

Closing. Scott Edmonds

Split the Pot Winner:  768349 Jim Gruenwald

BCBOA Local Rules Meeting #1

October 23rd, 2017

Welcome: Scott Edmonds

Intro: Split the pot each meeting, 1 for $1 or 6 for $5. At the 4th meeting we will raffle off a $50 gift card

Treasurers Report: As of today, we have $2,102.92.

Rules interpretation: 

  1. Officials Manual Corrections.

Pg 30 Signal #38

State of Ohio does not use a whistle to beckon in substitution 

  1. Case Book Correction

Pg 83 strike the following frome10.5.1 situation B “resulting in the loss of coaching box privileges

  1. Pre-Game

-We just don’t do it enough.

-How many truly have a pre-game?

-Why do we have a tendency to skip over this? Time constraints?

-Is there value in having a pre-game?

-As a veteran official with a younger crew with you, its your responsibility to     have that crew mentally and physically prepared to walk out onto the floor and work a game.

-Early in the season this could be one of your partners first game in their career or at that level. We should try to make that person fees as comfortable as possible

-If you are that rookie, your first call has to be %100  right because you’re not going to get that latitude that a veteran gets.  Even when youre%100 right yours going to still get a lot of criticism. 

-Before every game talk about situations that could occur. A game takes on a different personality when it matches two teams fighting for first place, or trying to stay out of last place

-Talk about crazy, unusual places

-Talk about personnel and team tendencies. Know zone or full court man-to-man.

-When one teams offense includes a lot of motion, screens etc.

-Do they have a star player?

-3 point shooters, make sure the player returns to the floor before you take your eyes off the play

-The whole pregame conversation changes some when you’ve got a crew of veterans, as opposed to having a younger crew

-Being personally mentally ready is the veteran’s responsibility, that’s why he is so well respected.

-Use your magnetic court diagram if you need to , they are great references

  1. Two-Handed Reporting 2-9-1

Starting this year, we will be doing two handed reporting.  Lead with the right hand, and fill with the left.  Be vocal, and go slow starting out. Work on it in your scrimmages, in front of your mirror, just do your best to get acclimated  By mid season, the state would like to see both hands up together.

  1. Coaching Box Change 1-13-2

Is now 28ft, from the scorers table all the way to the end line.  The line should mark 2 inches wide and be located off the playing court

  1. Warnings 4-48

If the actions aren’t severe… talk to them and Warn them. Right it in the book. You only get 1 warning per game.  The state says we aren’t using warnings. Use the tools you have at your disposal.  Answer questions, ignore statements.  Be fair, if you choose to use the warning.  What you DO hear, and DO see you Penalize.  Otherwise, keep going.

  1. Intentional Foul 4-19-3

An intentional foul is a personal or technical foul that may or may not be premeditated and is not based solely on the severity of the act.

Contact that neutralizes an opponents obvious advantageous position.

Contact away from the ball with an opponent who is clearly not involved with a play

Contact that is not a legitimate attempt to play the ball/player

 Make sure what you see, is it a basketball play, usually it is a red flag.  

  1. Pg. 14

Too many officials like to give the holding signal on a majority of their calls.

Uniform enforcement

Missing counts on inbound plays

Failure to stop the clock

Rolling through during the foul reporting process

Get in the reporting zone

Handing the ball verse bouncing it.

Fleeing the scene

Mirroring the ball

Over usage

Myth 1- Anyone can blow/wave off the shot, bu only one official can count the basket

Myth 2- If opposing coaches agree to shorten quarters, the quarters shold be six

Closing: Scott Edmonds/ Orrie Beckman

-Split the Pot Winner , 768230 $78, Jim Canfield($37)

See Randy Johnson, Scott Edmonds or Tim Lewis for Scrimmages

Importing dates from Arbiter

Do you struggle moving assignments from Arbiter into your personal calendar? Here are some suggestions that may be helpful.

After you accept the games in Arbiter from your assigner, you need to move them to your personal calendar so that you can manage your personal, business, and officiating life. You will get assignments in two different ways from your assigner.

  • A block of games (like 3 games in a row for Rec games)
  • An individual high school or middle school game (or multiple individual games that are spread out over the season)

The technique is essentially the same regardless but you need to make sure you understand the dates of your new games as opposed to your previously imported games. This isn’t a problem for your first import but it will be a nuisance as you add new games to your schedule. You don’t want to import the same game twice!

In the upper left-hand corner of Arbiter, you will see Outlook Export. I realize that it says Outlook but don’t worry about that. If you are not using Outlook it will work just fine. Click that link:


Arbiter will then ask you for dates that you want to export. You can type it into the boxes or you can click on the calendar button for a visual display. It is EXTREMELY important that you do not export games twice so make sure your date range is ONLY for your newly assigned games. After you select your date range, save the file to your desktop.

Putting games into Outlook

Your exported games will now be in a CSV file on your desktop. It is easy to import those dates to Outlook but the technique will vary depending on your version of Outlook. In general, these are the steps:

  • Open Microsoft Outlook
  • Select “Import from another program or file” and click Next.
  • Select “Comma Separated Values (Windows)” and click Next.
  • Find the .csv file you just downloaded and select “Do not import duplicate items” then click Next (warning – just because you say don’t import duplicates if you have duplicates it still may import them. Outlook isn’t smart enough to always detect a duplicate if imported from CSV).
  • Select Calendar and click Next.
  • The next window will have a title that says ‘The following actions will be performed:’ above an option to ‘Import the “(filename).csv” into folder: Calendar.’
  • Check that box and and click on ‘Import “(filename).csv” into folder: Calendar’
  • From there, click and drag needed fields from the left window into the right window. It is fairly self-explanatory, but the basic corresponding fields are below:
    • SUBJECT to Subject
    • START_DATE to Start Date
    • START_TIME to Start Time
    • END_TIME to End Time
    • DESCRIPTION to Description
    • LOCATION to Location
    • And if you’d like Outlook to place a reminder: REMINDER_ON_OFF to Reminder On/Off
    • Click OK
  • Then Click Finish

Putting games into Google Calendar

If you are using Google Calendar for your calendar then you are still good. This is happening more and more frequently since Android phones come with Google Calendar.

Open your Google Calendar in a browser. Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner and open the settings page on the dropdown menu. Immediately under Calendar Settings will see a link to Calendars – click that link. On the left side, in the middle of the information, you will see Import Calendar (it will be right beside a button to create a new calendar). Click that Import Calendar link, select your newly downloaded CSV file and it will bring in your newly assigned games into your Google Calendar. You do not need to map fields like in Outlook.

ArbiterPay/RefPay instructions

Go to www.refpay.com    or   www.arbiterpay.com    (goes to same site)

Click sign up.Follow the instructions.

Note: Make sure you remember your 4 digit ID number.

Make sure you remember your username and password for future reference

After you have completed this, go the arbiter and click Refpay / ArbiterPay.

Put in your username and link our group to Refpay.

You will need your 4 digit pin for this.


You are now ready to be paid.


One more step to get the Refpay Debit card.

Go to www.refpay.com and click sign up.

At the bottom of the screen you will see order Refpay debit card.

Click that and print the form.

You will need to mail it in or fax it in.

They plan to have an online order form available very soon!


Once money had been transferred to your account, you will need to do the following to get your money


Go to www.refpay.com  or   www.arbiterpay.com

sign in and go to transfer funds.

Transfer the funds to the desired account.

Link your ArbiterSports and ArbiterPay accounts, then choose which option you want to use to receive your payment; electronic transfer (manual transfers are no charge to you, automatic transfers have a $1.50 transfer fee), check ($5 transfer fee), or ArbiterPay debit card (no charge).

How do I sign up for an ArbiterPay account?

To sign up for an ArbiterPay account, follow these steps:

  1. Go to arbiterpay.com and click on the red “Sign Up Today” banner
  2. Select the option of Sports Official.
  3. Fill Out your User Information, such as name, date of birth, Social Security Number, etc.  (Fields marked with an * are required fields, and must be filled out before proceeding.
  4. Enter your physical and mailing address information.
  5. If you have your bank account information available, you can enter in your account information.  This is not required info, but it allows you to receive payments direct deposit, or by requesting an electronic ACH transfer of funds to your bank account.  If you wish to skip this step, click the Next button.
  6. Choose a Security question for account verification purposes.  Your answer is used to verify your identity and authorize changes to your account when necessary.
  7. Pick your ArbiterPay username and login information.  For usernames, we recommend using an email address, such as the same email address you use for ArbiterOne.  Your Security Key is a numeric PIN code, which is separate from your account password, and is used to authorize transactions within your ArbiterPay account.If you receive assignments through ArbiterSports, you can also provide your ArbiterSports username and password, to automatically link your accounts together.
  8. As the final step for registration, you can accept the Terms & Conditions for new users, and your account will be created immediately.*

ArbiterPay FAQs

How much does ArbiterPay cost? 

ArbiterPay is FREE for Sports Officials. There are no monthly account fees, setup fees or hidden charges. Officials can select optional upgrades that have minimal costs but no upgrades are required to receive payments through ArbiterPay.

Effective Apr 1, 2010 Officials no longer have any restrictions on the number of transfers they can make to their Bank Account or ArbiterPay Debit Card. Officials who desire to receive payment by check will continue to be assessed a reasonable transaction charge. Minor accounts will no longer be offered as part of the ArbiterPay suite of products.

If your service is FREE, how does ArbiterPay make money? 

The league, school or association you officiate for is assessed a per transaction charge each time a payment is credited to your ArbiterPay account.

Who sends 1099’s at year’s end? 

ArbiterPay provides a tax reporting tool that schools, leagues and associations may utilize if they choose. At year’s end, Groups process tax forms and you will get notified a new 1099 has been placed in your personal tax folder inside ArbiterPay. Groups who choose not to utilize the ArbiterPay tax module will continue to send 1099’s as they always have.

Are all payments combined into one 1099 at year’s end?

Payments are NOT combined with other payments made by different schools, conferences or associations with a separate Tax ID when ArbiterPay clients continue to issue their own 1099s.  Over 75% of ArbiterPay clients fall into this category.  Schools/conferences can require that ArbiterPay issue their 1099s.  Payment totals for 1099s are combined for those clients that choose this option.

How does ArbiterPay work?

Your organization will create a RefPay account from which funds are transferred to officials. Officiating funds are then sent to this account, either by check or electronically as often as needed. Officials also create an account at www.refpay.com. Within ArbiterSports.com and other popular products, you are then able to make payments to officials with a single click. Immediate confirmation of payment is displayed on-screen and many reports are available to track batch payments and remaining balances.

Am I required to have an ArbiterPay debit card?

Attaching a debit card to your ArbiterPay account is completely optional. To access your money instantly an ArbiterPay debit card is the only mechanism that provides the framework to give you instant access. Otherwise, you have the option to transfer funds by EFT (Direct Deposit) to your bank or you can request a physical check be mailed to your home.

How come I can’t access my account immediately after I sign up?

After registering for an account you will receive a message notifying you that access will take up to 24 hours before you can access the system. ArbiterPay operates under very strict government regulated guidelines. Those guidelines require us to verify information provided on the applications submitted. If you register after hours or on the weekend, you will be contacted the next business day with your login information. After the initial setup you’ll be able to access you account any time you want 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Can I set my own username and password?

Yes – we strongly recommend using your e-mail address as your username and setting a secure password.

How am I protected?

ArbiterPay takes privacy and security very seriously. ArbiterPay is designed to protect all parties. Our Privacy Policy is TRUSTe certified and the website is secured by McAfee and GeoTrust, both industry leaders. All ArbiterPay funds are held in escrow and managed by a Trust Bank and are never in the possession of ArbiterPay management or employees. Best of all, ArbiterPay is majority owned by the NCAA, a company you can rely on.

RefPay is now ArbiterPay?

Yes, RefPay is now ArbiterPay. The name change took place in January of 2014.

Why do you need my social security number?

Your social security sumber is required for income tax reporting purposes. ArbiterPay takes privacy and the protection of your personal information very seriously. Every precaution is taken to ensure information transmitted over the Internet is encrypted and secure. If a breach of Security were to ever occur, ArbiterPay carries the appropriate insurance and bonding to ensure all parties would be made whole.

Who can register for an ArbiterPay account?

Any Sports Official, Referee, Umpire, Judge, Arbiter or Sport Support Personnel can register for an ArbiterPay account. Anyone who prepares, facilitates or cleans up after a sporting event is eligible to be paid through the ArbiterPay system.

Is there a user manual for sports officials?

The ArbiterPay system is extremely easy to learn and use. Any Sports Official can access the Quick Start Guide that will answer almost any question by visiting the Forms link on the Contact tab. You can reference the guide as needed or send an internal message to our customer support line for any additional help.

Are there age restrictions for ArbiterPay account holders?

There are no age restrictions for someone to use the ArbiterPay Payment Network. Young and experienced officials alike can enjoy the benefits of being paid in a fast, easy and secure manner.

Can all the associations I work for pay the same account?

Absolutely! The days of getting 15 checks from 15 different associations or schools are over. One ArbiterPay account is all you need to be paid by multiple groups.

Is my money FDIC insured?

Yes – protecting clients’ funds is of vital importance to ArbiterPay. As your agent, we place your funds in a pooled escrow account at an unaffiliated FDIC-insured trust bank(s) or savings institution(s), which is eligible for pass-through FDIC insurance coverage. Your balance placed at the bank is subject to FDIC pass-through deposit insurance coverage, along with any other deposits you hold at that bank, up to a total of $250,000.

How do I apply for an ArbiterPay Debit MasterCard?

To apply for an ArbiterPay Debit MasterCard, Logging in your ArbiterPay account at www.ArbiterPay.com. By default, you will be in your Accounts tab already. Below, you will see a button to Request Card and proceed to click on it.

How long does it take to receive my funds?

Receiving your funds varies based on the method you chose to receive your funds. Refer to the Transaction Charts to get an idea of when you will receive your funds.

Why don’t I see a payments tab when linking ArbiterSports to RefPay?

If you do not see the Payments tab in your account your Assigner is not using the ArbiterPay module. If your assigner does not use the module, you do not need to link your accounts. If you are a part of more than one group, there may be a chance your other Assigner uses the ArbiterPay module and wants you to link your accounts. Contact your Assigner or login to your other accounts to see if they use the ArbiterPay module and attempt to link your accounts there.

Does ArbiterPay issue payments?

ArbiterPay is not responsible for your payment. ArbiterPay handles the transaction between the Payor and Payee. If you have not received payment in your ArbiterPay account, the Payor has not paid you. Please contact the Payor to send your funds to ArbiterPay. Once they are in ArbiterPay, you will be able to transfer those funds by your preferred method.


Arbiter Training Resources

Below are resources to aid in the transition to Arbiter for OHSAA officiating assignments. As announced in October 2015, all regular season officiating contracts are to be sent through Arbiter beginning with the 2016-17 school year.

1)    Training Video by Terry Williams – Basic setup of Arbiter from logging in to accepting contracts. 36:31 in length

  1. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B89ZR4s8kHNgNnB1c0tlSmNrd0U

2)    Using ArbiterSports Presentation – Basics on how to set up your profile for the first time.

  1. PDF Format: http://www.ohsaa.org/officials/ArbiterSportsPDF.pdf
  2. PowerPoint Format: http://www.ohsaa.org/officials/ArbiterSports.ppt

3)    How to Set Up ArbiterPay – Steps and screenshots to set up an ArbiterPay Account.

  1. http://www.ohsaa.org/officials/ArbiterPayOfficialGuide.pdf

4)    OHSAA ArbiterSports Resource Center

  1. For Officials: http://www.ohsaa.org/arbiter/ArbiterFAQs-Officials.asp
  2. For Assigners: http://www.ohsaa.org/arbiter/ArbiterFAQs-Assigners.asp

5)    ArbiterSports Support

Phone – 800-311-4060

Email – support@arbitersports.com

  1. ArbiterPay Payment Methods

If you officiate for schools that are paying their officials through Arbiter, there are 4 payment methods to choose from:

1)    Manual transfer – Free

Official logs in to their ArbiterPay account, selects the banking account and amount to transfer, and then submits the transaction.

2)    Auto Sweep – $1.50 per transaction

The Auto Sweep method allows an official to determine settings for an automatic transfer from their ArbiterPay account to the banking account of their choice. Officials can set the Auto Sweep settings to transfer after the balance reaches a certain amount or on a certain date.

3)    Debit Card – $4.95 one-time issuance fee

Officials can choose to have an ArbiterPay debit card issued to them. Once the card is issued, all ArbiterPay funds are automatically transferred from an official’s ArbiterPay account to the debit card. The official does not have to pay any transactions; the money is transferred to the debit card every time there are funds sent to the official’s ArbiterPay account.

4)    Paper check – $8.50

Officials can elect to receive a paper check. Similar to the Auto Sweep, officials can determine when they want to be sent a check.

These options can be accessed in your ArbiterPay profile by selecting “My Profile” on the left side menu, selecting “My Preferences” along the top of the page, and then to change your preferences click “Modify” in the bottom right corner of the page.

  1. ArbiterPay and 1099s

For officials that received over $600 in payments in a calendar year from ArbiterPay will receive a single 1099 from ArbiterPay.

Schools that pay officials through ArbiterPay have the option to allow or decline ArbiterPay to generate 1099s for their officials. If a school elects to generate their own 1099s, that school’s amount will be deducted from your ArbiterPay 1099.

  1. Using ArbiterOne via Mobile Phone

If you visit www.ArbiterSports.com on your mobile phone, after you log in you will notice the website gives you an option to log in to either the “Mobile Site” or the “Full Site”

If you log in to the mobile site, the website will prompt you to sign-in/sign-up for ArbiterConnected. ArbiterConnected is Arbiter’s enhanced mobile phone platform and there is an annual service charge for this. You do not need to sign-up for ArbiterConnected to view your ArbiterOne profile on your phone.

If you log in to the full site, you will view the website just as it is on your desktop, laptop, or tablet computer. There is no charge for this.