NCSTA Officials are thoroughly evaluated and carefully selected by the NCSTA Officials Committee. In order to be an NCSTA Official, the following criteria must be met:
1. Minimum 21 years of age
2. Has not coached or recruited for a competing team in the past three years.
3. Has not competed on a competing team or for a competing coach in the past five years.
4. Has not graduated from a competing university in the past three years.
5. Has completed the NCSTA Officials Training (minimum of 8 hrs).
6. Has passed all tests with a minimum grade of 80%.
7. Has logged additional ten hours of Stunts & Tumbling video study.
8. Signed the NCSTA Officials Code of Ethics and Statement of Integrity.
There are five officials at each NCSTA sanctioned meet. Their roles are as follows:
• Skill execution
Each official must complete eight hours of training.Placement
The NCSTA Officials Committee (OC) will be responsible for the placement and communication with each official regarding their upcoming scheduled meets. The OC will also communicate with the host institute to provide names and contact information for each official. Assignments will be made thirty days prior to the meet. The Head Official will be the primary contact regarding Difficulty Start Values and required forms for submission. The host institute is responsible for the payment of the officials, along with any travel expense which may be occurred.
Each official’s scoring and behavior will be evaluated at the conclusion of each meet by the NCSTA Officials Committee. Head Officials will complete a written evaluation of each member of the official’s team, submitting them to the NCSTA Officials Committee. Video analysis will be used to ensure scoring consistency and officiating accuracy throughout the country.
Any failure to meet the NCSTA standard will result in the following actions:
• First Offense: Written evaluation and reprimand; required re-test of the section of failed proficiency.
• Second Offense: Suspension from next scheduled meet; required re-test of the section of failed proficiency.
• Third Offense: Ban from NCSTA officiating for a minimum of three years.
Any concern or complaint by teams must be submitted by the head coach no more than one week following the meet conclusion. Required information for complaint consideration includes:
Name & contact information
Date & location of meet
Type of concern (inconsistency, failed value, lack of professionalism, etc)
Specific description of the reason for concern (event, heat, etc)