We save you time and resources and give you the best possible experience. We offer officials for baseball, softball, basketball, flag football, volleyball, soccer, dodgeball, field hockey, and kickball. OFFICIAL FINDERS also schedules scorekeepers, hall monitors, and concessions workers. Whatever your need, you can guarantee we will put in the hard work, so you don't have to...
Want to start earning extra cash officiating games but don't know a football from a baseball? OFFICIAL FINDERS offers introductory, intermediate, and advanced training in baseball, basketball, flag football, soccer, and softball. Additionally, we operate the largest youth officiating network in Illinois. Our "Right Start Program" will provide the foundation for girls and boys to become confident, knowledgeable, and professional officials.
Ready to start officiating but lacking the necessary gear? We've got you covered. Our store has the right tools for the job so that you are prepared to go the distance. Pick up everything you need right here and get started officiating today!
Who Are the Official Finders?
Official Finders is a small, dedicated team that loves sports just like you do. We know that amateur and youth sports programs in Northern IL often have a hard time finding qualified sports officials and support staff, and we’ve set out to solve that problem. That means great opportunities for someone seeking a fun summer job, or a great way to earn extra money year-round.
Referee Services in the Greater Chicago Area
Maybe you’re a high school or collegiate athlete who would love the opportunity to mentor your peers. Or maybe you’re a long-time fan who’d love to put their knowledge to good use. No matter what your background, motivation, or level of experience, we’ll get you up to speed quickly.
Sports Official Training
Training sessions are mandatory to work for us. Good news, though—they’re free of charge! Your training starts with three online sessions, where we’ll go over the rules of the game in detail. Our on-demand video content for baseball or softball umpires, and soccer referees, is followed by an in-person field experience that puts your knowledge to the test. Our program is designed to give you the tools you need to succeed.
Sports Official Products
Yes, you’ll need a uniform. The days are long, and cutoffs and flip-flops won’t cut it. So our sports official store has the tools of the trade that will keep you safe on game day:
Penalty card sets
Uniform shirts, shorts, pants, and more
Accessory bundles to get the essentials for less
Why Choose Official Finders?
For sporting organizations, it’s a no-brainer. From hall monitors to concession stand workers to officiants, we supply qualified and reliable staff for your next event.
But we make sense for aspiring officials, too, thanks to our training program, our job placements throughout Northern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana, our flexible scheduling, and our direct payments.
Call Now to Find Out More!
Our process is simple. Apply online, start training, and once you’re done, we’ll help you find positions throughout the Chicagoland area. If you’re qualified, we want to hear from you. If you’re not sure if you’re qualified, but you’re interested and motivated, we want to hear from you, too. Get in touch with Official Finders. We’ll answer your questions and get you on the path to a job you’ll love!
Whether it’s baseball, basketball, field hockey, or even kickball, every sport has its rules. If you’ve played, you know the game runs better when there’s someone who can keep an eye on things, keeping the game on track and keeping the competitors honest. After attending our mandatory sports official training sessions, you’ll be ready to officiate at games.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“I love working with kids and teenagers. Officiating was one way for me to help them grow in their sport while earning extra money on the side.”
— Joshua, Official