Saturday July 30, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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San Antonio Grand Hyatt 
600 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

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Michael FItch 
OfficiateTexas Host Committee 



What is OfficiateTexas?

OfficiateTexas Day is a one day event, presented by the UIL, to celebrate junior/middle and high school sports officials. This once-in-a-career event will bring nationally known collegiate and professional officials and officiating staff personnel to share their skills, knowledge and officiating tips with Texas officials.

The UIL is making this investment in the sports officials that work the games of their member schools; don't miss this opportunity to fine tune your skills from the very best.

OfficiateTexas Day immediately precedes the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Summit. The Summit will bring together more than 500 officials and officiating administrators from various levels ranging from high school, collegiate and professional ranks.

More information about the Summit, click HERE. Note that the OfficiateTexas Day registration does not include the NASO Summit.



Even though some of the presenters have not provided the topic of their presentations, click HERE to view and download the agenda.

View Video invitations from:

Mike Pereira

Joan Powell

Al Goldberger

When, where and how much?

OfficiateTexas will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the San Antonio Grand Hyatt in Downtown San Antonio.

The online early registration fee is $35, which incudes an OfficiateTexas t-shirt.

On-line registration ends July 24, 2016.

On-Site registration will be available on the day of the event for $50, but does not include a t-shirt.


NASO has a room block at the Grand Hyatt at a rate of $149 per night.

To reserve a room at the Grand Hyatt, click HERE.


NASO has negotiated a discounted parking rate of $25 for self-park and $35 for valet at the Grand Hyatt.

If the Grand Hyatt parking garage is full, click HERE for a map of parking lots.  The Grand Hyatt is adjacent to the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center.

Host Committee

The Host Committee is comprised of UIL staff and officials  representing each sport and officiating associations:

Charles Breithaupt, UIL Executive Director

Susan Elza, UIL Athletic Director

Jessica Lane, UIL Staff

Michael Fitch, TASO Executive Director

Basketball/TASO – Lynwood Cook

Baseball – Ken Williams

Basketball/THSBOA – Eddie Hopkins

Football – Tommy Moore

Soccer – Raymond Lalgee

Football  - Bill Theodore

Swimming and Diving - Penny DiPomazio

Softball/TASO – Joe Brown

Volleyball - Joe Campbell

Softball/ LSHSSU - Dora Martinez



Confirmed presenters:


  • Opening Keynote: Mike Pereira, Fox Sports
  • Baseball: In addition to classroom clinics, Major League Baseball Umpires will present an On-Field clinic at Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium, home of the San Antonio Missions.
  • Basketball: Joe Crawford, Monty McCutchen, Jason Phillips, NBA Officials.
  • Football - Mike Pereira, Fox Sports - Scott Green, NFL Referee, Jerry Markbreit, Assistant Supervisor of NFL Officiating, retired NFL Referee
  • Soccer: Sandra Serafini, Margaret Domka, PRO referees
  • Softball: Bryan Smith. Bryan has been an ASA umpire for over 40 years.  During this time, he has had the opportunity to umpire at the highest level of both the Men’s and Women’s Fast Pitch game.  He has umpired at every level from 12U Girls to the Men’s Major in ASA.  His Softball journey includes stops from his local area, the four corners of the United States and across the World.  He has umpired Championship games at the High School, Collegiate, ASA, and International levels.  He has been an Umpire-in-Chief for the ASA in National Championships.  When not umpiring Bryan can usually be seen at a softball venue helping other umpires with their mechanics, positioning, and the finer points of the game.  He is currently the Michigan ASA State Umpire-in-Chief.
  • Swimming / Diving: Steve Voellmecke, Life Member of USA Diving; a Trustee of the United States Diving Foundation and longtime Treasurer of The United States Professional Diving Coaches Association. Steve was USA Team Leader for the 2000 FINA World Cup in Sydney, Australia and the 1996 Can-Am-Mex J.O. International Meet in Winnipeg, Canada.
  • Volleyball: Joan Powell, NCAA National Coordinator of Volleyball Officials
  • Afternoon General Session: Alan Goldberger, nationally recognized authority on sports officiating and sports law, whose practice is concentrated in the areas of sports law, business law, sports insurance defense, association law, and author of Sports Officiating: A Legal Guide.
  • Closing Session: Jerry Markbreit, Assistant Supervisor of NFL Officiating, retired NFL Referee