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FAQ

Assignment Priority

Tournaments will be assigned based on when officials sign up, their availability and frequency working with us, and sometimes their experience. Based on the number of games, we may not be able to use all of the officials that sign up. Priority will also be given to those who are available for the entire weekend or day depending on the situation. There may be an occasion when only upper-level age groups are playing and we will use more experienced officials.

Payment

Tournaments, leagues, and special events will all pay at different rates. The best estimate is about $1.20 per minute (As of January 2024) worked on the field. We have moved away from paper checks and mailing payments. All payments will be made via the cash app Zelle. This process is secure and will speed up payments. All payments will be made within one week of the event and typically within 3-5 days.

Independent  Contractor

Officials are independent contractors for Lax Zebras. You are working at your own risk, and there is no professional liability insurance provided to you by Lax Zebras. Officials will need to provide their tax information to be paid. Please fill out IRS form W-9 and email it to laxzebras@gmail.com. You will be sent a 1099 from Lax Zebras per federal tax laws.

 

Travel

 

There is no travel reimbursement. If the tournament provides hotel rooms there will be two officials per room - no family.

Hotels

We have limited tournaments that offer hotels. If you are selected to work a tournament that offers a hotel, we will reach out prior to the tournaments to set up housing (subject to change).

Tournament Rules

 

Before the start of the tournament, officials will receive a copy of the rules and these rules must be followed. If you have a question, please ask the site contact to confirm.

Tournament Details

 

There will be a site coordinator at each tournament site and they will be your primary contact on-site. You will be given their contact information before each tournament. Snacks and water will be provided. Sometime the tournament will provide food, but be prepared in case they do not. Bring your own water bottle.

If you have further questions, please contact us at LaxZebras@gmail.com.

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