Frequently Asked Questions


  1. How can I register for the clinic?
    Please print the registration form from the Clinic Details tab and mail in the form along with payment as instructed.
  2. When is the registration deadline?
    We are still accepting registrations at this time.
  3. What is the registration fee?
  4. What if I register and pay for the clinic and then can’t attend?
    If you can’t attend camp, credit will be given for a future camp.
  5. How does the cost of this clinic compare to others around the country?
    By all accounts, this clinic is one of the best bargains in the country. Especially considering the very low clinician to attendee ratio.
  6. Who organizes the clinic?
    The clinic is organized by a volunteer group of local and regional college and high school football officials. No one makes a profit from the clinic. We are a non-profit and no committee member gets paid.
  7. Do officials from outside of South Dakota attend?
    Yes. As our reputation has grown, we see more officials from other states. We routinely have officials attend from Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and North Dakota as well as states outside of the upper Midwest.


Forms and Information

  1. What forms must I fill out at the clinic?
    All attendees must fill out and sign a liability waiver provided at the clinic.
  2. Will I have access to the written clinic materials prior to attending?
    Yes, the clinic agenda and details will be updated on this site.


Location of the Clinic

  1. Where is the clinic held?
    The Clinic will be held on the campus of Augustana College and the Sanford Sports Complex located in Sioux Falls, SD.
  2. Where is Augustana College located?
    The campus is located at the intersection of 33rd St. and Grange Ave.
  3. Will the scrimmages be held at the new football field?
    Scrimmages will take place at the Sanford Sports Complex.


Format of the Clinic

  1. What is the format of the clinic?
    The clinic is two days, including breakout sessions on various topics, live scrimmages, video review and on field work with a number of NFL and Division I officials. You will also work with a number of experienced local and regional college and high school officials.
  2. Will I get to work with the NFL and Division I officials?
    Yes, these officials not only work with you during breakout sessions but also serve as on field clinicians to provide you with immediate feedback designed to help you improve. There is also plenty of time to visit with these officials during breaks and meals.
  3. How many NFL and Division I officials attend the clinic?
    Generally, seven or eight attend assuring a very low clinician to attendee ratio.
  4. What teams participate in the live scrimmages?
    A number of regional and local high school football teams participate in the scrimmages as part of the Sanford Sports & Augustana College Celebrity Football Camp associated with the Legends Sports Training Clinics. These are live, full contact 11 on 11 scrimmages.
  5. What is the dress code?
    Everything is very casual.
  6. What do I wear for scrimmages?
    For scrimmages most wear black shorts. You should bring everything else that you would bring for a game, including striped shirt, cap, whistle, flags, bean bags, etc.
  7. Are meals provided?
    A burger and brat dinner is provided the first evening. Lunch is provided the second day.
  8. Can we sign up a crew?
    Yes, many complete crews sign up together and work the scrimmages together.
  9. Is it necessary to sign up as a crew?
    No. If you do not sign up as a crew we will assign you to one based on your position.
  10. Can I try a new position?
    Yes. Every year we have experienced officials who try a new position. This is best place to try a new position.
  11. What if I have never officiated, is this the right clinic?
    Yes, every year we have brand new officials sign up. If you want to officiate at the high school level this is a great place to start. We also have officials with all levels of experience that want to get better.
  12. Does this clinic fulfill my SDHSAA jamboree requirement?
    Yes it does. We will report our attendance to the SDHSAA. In years past, this fulfilled the SDHSAA rules meeting requirement. This is no longer true because of the online rules meeting requirement.


  1. Is Lodging provided?
    No lodging is not provided.  We do have a rate at the Best Western Plus Ramkota of $89.99, just mention Sioux Empire Football Officials Clinic. The phone number at the Ramkota is (605)336-0650.


Additional Questions

  1. What if I have additional questions?
    Please email us at orrin.karen@gmail.com or call Orrin Anderson, Clinic Director at 605-332-5957 or 605-310-3507.