Joining GKCOA is easy.  Anyone with an interest in high school sports and willingness to learn can become a sports official.  We’ll teach you the basics and get you started.  Where you take it from there is up to you.

Find out if you have what it takes to become a high school sports official.  You’ll get as much out of the experience as you put into it.  The GKCOA primary purpose is to educate, train and support high school sports officials in Baseball, Basketball, Football, Softball and Volleyball.  We do facilitate assignments three sports (Basketball, Football and Volleyball); however, this is only in support of our primary purpose and game assignments are not a guaranty.

The GKCOA welcomes new applicants for membership. We encourage both men and women to apply. No experience is necessary!

Here’s how it works:

Complete the new member application. Once the assignors have approved your registration you will receive an email informing you of additional steps to take.


Membership Dues

GKCOA Membership Dues for the 2019-20 season will be $25 plus $10 for Baseball/Softball, $10 for Basketball, $10 for Volleyball and/or $20 for Football depending on which sports you register.  The GKCOA Board of Directors has waived the membership dues for current high school students.


Local Officials Associations

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Although the MSHSAA does not require member officials to belong to local official associations, it is strongly suggested they join one whenever possible.  Many important ideas and officiating methods can be learned from a membership in a local official’s association.

The Greater Kansas City Officials Association is registered with the MSHSAA and has met the criteria as a Certified Local Association.