SANDY, UT—ArbiterSports, the established leader in athletic event management, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) to become the official eligibility, scheduling and payment solution for NJCAA game officials beginning with the association’s 2018 Division I Men’s / Women’s Basketball Championships.
"ArbiterSports understands the importance of providing quality registration, eligibility, training, scheduling and payment solutions for officials because it translates to a much better game experience for all participants," said ArbiterSports President & CEO Jeff Triplette. "We are excited to have the opportunity to help the NJCAA improve its officiating program for its top division of men’s and women’s basketball and with the goal of adding additional sports to the platform in the years ahead."
The NJCAA will first use the comprehensive ArbiterSports solution for its Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships to:
- Register, test and educate officials and validate their eligibility for national championship tournaments
- Conduct annual background checks of officials
- Schedule officiating assignments for NJCAA DI Championships
- Pay officials electronically
- Provide officials visibility to assignments and payments via mobile app
“The partnership with ArbiterSports provides the NJCAA with an opportunity to improve our processes and recruitment of officials for the association’s national championships," said NJCAA Associate Executive Director Mark Krug. "Based on the anticipated success of deploying ArbiterSports for the upcoming Division I basketball championships, the goal is to strategically expand the solution to other national championship events within the NJCAA.”
As part of the agreement, sports officials who register with the NJCAA will receive the ArbiterMobile app to keep current on their assignments, get notified of game changes and access their game payment details from anywhere.
As the leader in athletic event management, ArbiterSports helps athletic departments and sports leagues dramatically simplify the process of managing athletic events, assigning officials, paying event workers, and informing athletes, families and fans. The solution delivers unprecedented control and visibility over the entire athletic event process. ArbiterSports products are built on a powerful web-based platform that allows secure access from anywhere and provides seamless integration with the ability to add features. Sports leagues, commissioners, athletic directors, assigners, officials and event workers rely on ArbiterSports to do their jobs effectively. For more, visit arbitersports.com or call 1-800-576-2799.
About the NJCAA
Since 1938, the NJCAA has served as the nation’s premier governing body for two-year collegiate athletics, providing athletic and academic opportunities for college students across the globe. The NJCAA is the second-largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 42 states. Each year, nearly 60,000 student-athletes compete in one of 28 different sports as the organization sponsors 48 national championship events and eight football bowl games. NJCAA Headquarters has been located in Colorado Springs, Colo., since 1985. For more information please visit njcaa.org or follow on Twitter at @NJCAA.