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Getting Paid and Game Fees

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Payment for Officiating Services

Payments for officiating services will be mailed to you or direct deposited into your account as soon as possible after the end of the pay period for all work done in the in that pay period.

Pay Periods are:

  • 1st to 15th – paid by the 25th
  • 16th to Last Day of the Month paid by the 10th of the next month.

A statement will also be included itemizing accounting of your work in the pay period. Please immediately check this accounting against your records for possible errors.

As required by law, Form #1099 will be submitted for all officials earning $600.00 or more during the calendar year.
Experience Pay In addition to the game fee umpires will receive or have deducted experience pay per game based on the following:
1st year: $1.00 less 2nd year:  Base Game Pay
3rd year: 10cents 4th year: 20cents
5th year: 30cents 6th year: 40cents
7th year: 50cents 8th year: 60cents
9th year: 70cents 10th year: 80cents
11th year: 90cents 12th year: $1.00

Sports Level Requirements Each sport that NCOA provides officials or umpires for has different levels. In order to officiate or umpire that level an official must meet those requirements.

Requrements for each season is posted along with the Calendar of Events for that sport.


Fees & Fines A $5 fee will be assessed for a cancellation two (2) days or more before game(s) date.

A $10 fee will be assessed for a cancellation the day before the date of the game(s).

A $25 fee will be assessed for a cancellation the day of the game(s).  The fee is appealable to $10 by submitting a letter and documentation to the NCOA Board.

POLICY ON NO-SHOWS:

  • A fine of ALL (100%) of the game fees will be assessed for a no-show for the first in a calendar year.
  • A fine of 200% of the game fees will be assessed for a no-show for the second time in the same calendar year of the first no-show.
  • A fine of 300% and suspension for one year from the date of third no-show will assessed for the third no-show in the same calendar year of the first no-show.

Fines will be assessed for showing up late, being out of uniform, and for conduct unbecoming an official.  The amount of these fines will depend on the frequency and severity of the violation.

All the above fees and fines will be deducted from your monthly pay.

You have the right to appeal all fines, either by writing your appeal to the Chairman of the Appeals Committee at the Association’s address or presenting your appeal in person in front of the Appeals Committee.


Injuries Regarding Cancel Fees The Board recognizes the financial burden caused by an injury of not only not being able to officiate, plus the possibility of cancellation fees. There are three levels to have the fees rescinded:

Level One: No turnback fees will be assessed if an umpire receives and provides to Gary Frieders a letter from their physician stating specifically that they cannot officiate from “X” date to “Y” date.  No turnback fees will be assessed during this period.  Any turnbacks before “X” date will be assessed.  If you need to extend “Y” date, you must provide a new letter from the physician.  However, a same day cancelation fee of $10 will always be assessed if you turnback an assignment on the same day as “X” date.

Level Two: If an official has already scheduled assignments and has to turnback a series of assignments and they do not wish to obtain a physician’s letter, there will be a maximum $25 turnback fee for the series of dates as requested by the official.  If the official needs to extend the date and has to turn back assignments in that extended dates, a maximum of $25 turnback fee will be assessed in those extended dates.

Level Three: If an official keeps turning games back on a individual day-by-day basis, each turnback will be assessed as per current policy.


Work Alone Policy

If you work alone and you’re suppose to have a partner, you will receive 1.5 game fee at the stated rate. This does not apply to leagues that provide volunteers.

If you do not call David or Gary and advise him that your partner is late and you work one or several games by yourself, you will not be paid the extra 1/2 time for working “alone.” This will not apply if there is no phone at the site you are working or no partner is assigned due to lack of officials.


Basketball Game Fees

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  Games fees for the current season are listed in the NCOA Basketball Officials Handbook

An additional $10 per assignment will be paid to each official for working high school games at the following high schools:  Calistoga, Geyserville, Cloverdale, Tomales and St Helena.

An additional $10 per assignment will be paid to each official for working junior high games at the following junior highs:  Calistoga, Geyserville and Cloverdale.

A $13 per assignment will be paid to each official working junior high games in RLS Stevens MS in St Helena.


Baseball and Softball Game Fees
High School
Game fees for the current season are listed in the NCOA Umpires Handbook.

Each umpire will receive an additional $10 per assignment for travel to Geyserville, Calistoga, Cloverdale and Tomales to work High School level games.

Each umpire will receive an additional $10 per assignment for travel to Marin or Napay County when crossing a county line.

Umpires traveling to Ukiah will receive an additional $25 travel fee per assignment.


Summer Softball

Game fees for the current season are listed in the NCOA Umpires Handbook.

Games outside Sonoma County add $10.00 per assignment.


Summer Baseball Game fees for the current season are listed in the NCOA Umpires Handbook.

Games outside Sonoma County add $10.00 per assignment.


Volleyball
 

An additional $10.00 per assignment will be paid to each official for working junior high games at the following junior highs:  Calistoga, Geyserville and Cloverdale.
An additional $15.00 per assignment will be paid for travel to St Helena’s RL Stevens MS