Sports Officiating

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Carone Learning Category: Career
Subject: Elective/CTE
Recommended Grade Level: 9-12
Course Credit: One semester, 0.5 credits (5 units in CA)
Recommended Pre-Requisites: None
Enroll in online PE, health, or elective classes at Carone LearningCourse Description

In this course, students will learn the rules, game play, and guidelines for a variety of sports, including soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, football, and tennis. In addition, they will learn the officiating calls and hand signals for each sport, as well as the role a sport official plays in maintaining fair play.

Units & Tasks

This course is divided into the following Units and Sections.

  • Course Introduction
  • Unit 1: Sport Culture & Officiating
    • 1 Sport History & Culture
    • 2 Game Strategy & Sportsmanship
    • 3 Officiating a Game
  • Unit 2: Volleyball
    • 1 Volleyball Guidelines & Game Play
    • 2 Officiating Volleyball
  • Unit 3: Basketball
    • 1 Basketball Guidelines & Game Play
    • 2 Officiating Basketball
  • Unit 4: Soccer
    • 1 Soccer Guidelines & Game Play
    • 2 Officiating Soccer
  • Unit 5: Baseball & Softball
    • 1 Baseball & Softball Guidelines & Game Play
    • 2 Officiating Baseball & Softball
  • Unit 6: Football
    • 1 Football Guidelines & Game Play
    • 2 Officiating Football
  • Unit 7: Tennis
    • 1 Tennis Guidelines & Game Play
    • 2 Officiating Tennis

Within each section students will find the following tasks to view or complete:

  1. Section Checklist—an outline of tasks for each section
  2. Lesson—multimedia lessons about the section topic
  3. Field Trip—links to online sites and articles with additional information
  4. Reflection*—a journal reflecting on material learned
  5. Discussion*—asynchronous class discussion about an assigned topic
  6. Assignment*—section assignment
  7. Vocab Check—flash-card activity to aid with vocabulary comprehension
  8. Quiz*—assessment of lesson comprehension

The items noted with an asterisk above are those that must be submitted for a grade.
A unit exam will be found at the end of every unit, as well as a comprehensive final exam at the end of the course.


There are 16 sections in this course. Each section is designed to be completed in about one week’s time. However, students may take more or less time as needed. A recommended pacing guide is provided within the course.

Parent & Teacher Guides

Parent and teacher guides available.


There are no required materials for this course.

Technical Requirements

An internet connection and computer or tablet is required. Software requirements include a PDF reader, and word-processing application (such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or Open Office).
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