We are providing opportunities for U.S. Military Veterans to train and then be paid to work in youth sports AND we are building the numbers of qualified youth sports officials in America.
Our military veterans protected our US soil. We now protect them through training and employment in the sports industry. They now Protect The Game.
We fight for the rules
and fairness in the game
We are a family
We love the game
We treat each other with kindness
We treat each other with respect
We are authentic
We protect the players
We manage the game
We are humble
We are grateful
We are NOT bigger than the game
We are approachable
We’re offering a 4 x 4 intense officiating training session (no cost to the veterans), which is 4 hours x 4 consecutive evenings (Tuesday – Friday leading up to the event). The trainee then becomes certified as a “Protect the Game” official. Protect The Game donates the officiating gear (gently used) and an officiating shirt emblazoned with the Protect The Game patch. You begin by officiating a younger age group game (or games), paired with an experienced official on the Saturday of the event with the potential of working Sunday. You’ll be paid once the event has concluded. The training sessions will be sport specific (baseball, fastpitch, volleyball, basketball or lacrosse) and held in the same area as the event; we will accept 10 trainees per session.