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Trusted Officials

The Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS) has been Minnesota's Home for Youth Sports since 1991.  Our organization is based on an educational foundation and we have been training basketball officials and baseball umpires for over 33 years.

With over 12,000 basketball games and 8,000 baseball games each and every year, we look to provide the best training possible to those who want to learn how to become an official.

We have Assignors on deck just waiting to schedule YOU for your first game of the season.

Tony Schrepfer

MYAS Director of Officials

Sports and athletics have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I raced competitive BMX for about six years and then got back into playing team sports. When I finally realized that my best playing days were behind me, I found my passion for becoming an official.  I still wanted to be a part of the game and officiating gave me that avenue.  I’ve been calling games for over 35 years now and am still currently active officiating in the sports of Basketball, Baseball, and Fast Pitch.

I accepted the duties and responsibilities of the MYAS Director of Officials with the ultimate goal of infusing excitement in becoming an official. Just as being a player has it’s certain demands, executing the role of an official brings with it its own challenges and rewards. With on-court training, proper mechanics and rules knowledge any official can go as far as they would like in this profession.

When I envision the future of officiating at the MYAS, I see a new generation of officials that not only want to give back to the game and still be an important part of it but also hone the craft of officiating and ascend the ranks.  I'm very passionate about being an official and I want to change the perception of what being an official looks like and what it feels like.  Right now, is a great time to start your officiating career and with our help here at the MYAS we'll help you achieve your goals!

Remember… I'm one of you. Officials working on behalf of officials!

    Rule of the Month

    Basketball Rule of the Month: Officials Professionalism

    By Director of Officials 06/01/2024, 10:00am CDT

    For the summer months, we will be focusing on Officials Professionalism.  Officials, it is important to stay under control throughout the game(s) and have great understand of the rules so when a coach has a question you can give them the best explanation of the rule. Remember to work with the coaches throughout the game. When you see/feel a coach starting to get frustrated take time to talk with them. Give them a ear and then give them an answer as all coaches want is to be heard.    

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