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Referee and  Staff Needed!!!


The TKO League relies on a large network of volunteers to help with its efficient operation. These include Dojo Parents, Professionals in the Community, Black Belt Instructors, Teen Scholar Athletes and TKO League Alumni to help the operation thrive and facilitate the incredible competition throughout the competition season. There are a variety of ways to get involved with TKO League:


Tournament Judge: The TKO League constantly seeks out new Judges to give competitors the opportunity to test their martial art skills at tournaments. While experience is preferred, no experience is required and we will train you to be an effective judge.


Tournament Scorekeeper: Not ready to be a judge? You can help make sure the tournaments run smoothly by helping us run one of our Rings as a Scorekeeper. Help us tally Kata Scores, Operate Scoreboards during sparring matches, assist Ring Coordinators record Divisional Results, and help keep the tournament day flowing.


The TKO League’s goal is to support the ongoing development of judging and scorekeeping with the intention of increasing the number of trained and certified judges for all championship and local level competitions.

With the increased number of tournaments across the U.S. there is a shortage judges/scorekeepers.

   But why should you become a Referee Volunteer? 

  • Provides you with a better understanding of the game your child loves.

  • Exercise. Moving around the ring during sparring is a fantastic way to get your daily steps in to keep in shape.

  • Best seat in the house. Referees get the best seat in the house for watching competition as your are directly in the front row of action!

  • Refereeing is FUN! Fun comes from moving around the ring within arms reach of thrilling sparring matches. To others, fun comes from controlling the match so the participants can play to their potential.

  • Learn to be Calm, Cool, Collected. The referee can never lose his/her cool when everybody around the officials are losing theirs. Successful Refs are calm, cool, and collected and bring that approach to other aspects of their lives.

  • You get to look sharp!  We will provide you with tournament  tshirt.   There’s nothing like competitors taking pictures with such recogbizable Referees.

  •  You Meet Wonderful People. The best part of officiating is meeting some of the most colorful people. See recognizable faces on the street, add new contacts on social media, and broaden your network of friends. Keep an open mind of the many wonderful people that refereeing can bring into your life.

  • It’s better than sitting around the bleachers all day.

    How do I Sign Up To Become A Referee or Staff? 
    Sign up and let us know you are interested in becoming a Certified TKO Official and Scorekeeper.   We will contact you shortly and inform you about several Opportunities to get you apart of our Team!   We understand that TKO events needs the support of great people like you!  We ask that anyone interested in volunteering fill out the information below.  Name, Number, Email, any Additional Comments (Your Location, which City you can assist, which events you can attend to help, any previous experience).  Please include what you will be volunteering for (Judging, Registration, Score keeping, Time Keeping, etc.)

Sign up and Join our Team!

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