Game officials must be recognized as a vital part of your team in all TAPPS competitions. Well-managed contests cannot take place without qualified and competent officials; therefore, it is critical that our member schools make every effort to provide all officials with a safe environment before, during and after every contest. In this module, we will discuss guidelines and methods for ensuring that positive environment. In addition, we will also cover TAPPS approved chapters, pay scales, contest expectations and handling of disagreements and grievances.