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NASO-ON: Education, Management Tools for Officiating Leaders

NASO's ON program provides information and educational resources for officiating organizations, bringing local and state groups together nationwide and fostering the exchange of ideas among association leaders and members.

NASO-ON membership provides a helping hand to officials' associations in accomplishing everyday association management tasks. Just as NASO is an educational association for individual sports officials, NASO-ON effectively provides educational resources and management tools to leaders.

To date, more than 1,100 officials associations are active members of NASO-ON. Several state high school associations including Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, South Dakota and Washington provide NASO-ON membership to recognized local officials associations.


NASO-ON provides a variety of benefits to member organizations, including:

Sports Officiating Association General Liability Insurance Coverage

General Liability insurance is available to all NASO-ON member officials associations. General liability coverage will be provided to the NASO-ON member association, its officers, directors, and committee members while acting in the capacity of an officials association, or as an officer, director, or committee member of the association. General liability provides coverage for claims for bodily injury, property damage, and personal injury. Coverage extends to claims brought against the association by athletic participants (participant legal liability). Coverage extends to typical activities of a local officials association and includes the assigning of game officials and the conducting of seminars, conferences, camps, clinics, and similar meetings designed to improve officiating knowledge and skills.

Directors & Officers Insurance Coverage

NASO-ON offers an optional Directors and Officers insurance program for not-for-profit local officials associations. D&O insurance will cover the local officials association, its directors and officers, committee members and employees for wrongful acts. Wrongful acts include actual or alleged errors or misstatements, omissions, negligent acts, misleading statements, or breach of duty committed by an insured in the performance of his or her duties on behalf of the insured officials association

Guide to Local Sports Officiating Association Management

What is the NASO-ON Guide to Local Association Management? Simply put, it’s NASO-ON’s "bible." It is a book, a reference tool that no association should be without. Produced in a handy, three-ring binder, the Guide is a "living" document. New chapters are added periodically; old chapters are revised and updated. You'll find yourself turning to your Guide when a major project gets underway, or when you want to make changes in current procedures. Topics covered currently include training, assigning, meeting management, contracts, mentoring, your association’s future, public relations and fund raising.

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Do I have to pay extra for the MICP (Membership Information & Consultation Program)?

No! It is a part of your annual NASO dues. It is among the exciting benefits NASO provides members.

Do I receive further discounts through my NASO membership?

Yes. NASO members save 20% on all Referee Enterprises publications.

When does my coverage start?

Your benefits begin as soon as you’re registered as an NASO member in good standing and your dues payment is received by the NASO offices.