COLORADO CROSSROADS OFFICIALS’ INFORMATION FOR 2022
As in the past, Colorado Crossroads will be held at The Denver Convention Center which is located at 700 14th Street, Denver, Co. 80202. The first weekend is March 5-7, 2022 with the 15’s, 16’s and 17’s playing. The second weekend is March 11-13, 2022 with the 11’s, 12’s, 13’s, 14’s and 18’s playing.
The deadline for application and housing requests for both weekends is February 1, 2022. You can also view this document and other information regarding officials registration at omnevb.net under the Crossroads tab.
This year Colorado Crossroads is proud to announce its partnership with AAU. This means all participants, including Officials must become members of AAU Officials Membership Many of us are AAU members for other events but this will be one of the early major events in the year so just a reminder to make sure you take care of this important detail.
As an AAU affiliated tournament we are confident Crossroads will remain the same exciting event it has been for years. Many of you have been part of it numerous times, and we look forward to having you back, along with any “newbies” who want to be part of what has proven to be a spectacular event.
Glenn Sapp along with Sue Mailhot are the Head Officials for Colorado Crossroads.
Glenn and Sue’s and contact information is below.
This year there will not be a meeting the night before the event occurs. Rather, we will have a mandatory Zoom meeting to go over the tournament expectations and protocols we might need to follow.
Last year we thought the Zoom meeting prior to the event and then just coming to check into the event was very successful so we will do that again for the 2022 Crossroads event.
The Zoom meeting for the weekend of March 5-7 is Wednesday March 2nd @ 7:00 pm MT (9:00 ET; 8:00 CT; 6:00 PT).
The Zoom meeting for the weekend of May 14-16 is Wednesday March 9th @ 7:00 pm MT (9:00 ET; 8:00 CT; 6:00 PT).
The Zoom meetings should take less than an hour. Links for these meetings will be sent before the meeting date. If you attend the first meeting, you will not need to attend the second meeting.
Paperwork will be issued at check-in or at the tournament desk for W-9 and Last Day Availability.
Crossroads provides housing on a limited basis for out of town officials at the Sheraton and several other hotels within walking distance of the Convention Center (about 4 blocks). We have a limited number of rooms; requests for housing closes February 1st for both weekends or until the rooms are filled, whichever comes first. We will put two officials to a room but may, in some cases, have to triple up, depending upon the number of out of town responses.
- Step One: go to TM2sign.com and register for one or both weekends.
- Step two: receive a confirmation email in 2 – 3 business days. If you do not receive an acceptance email within that time frame, contact Sue at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Glenn at (email@example.com); we might have missed notification of your registration.
- Step three: make your travel arrangements. The acceptance email will have a document for you to input your travel arrangements and make your housing requests
Remember, we have a limited number of rooms. Those who respond first will be the last to have an additional person put into their rooms. (We do this to give some incentive for a quicker response.) In any event, room reservations are not complete until we have a completed tm2sign.com application and information is put into the document in the acceptance email.
After February 1 or when the housing blocks fill, we may have some complimentary rooms available at outlying hotels that would require you to drive or take the light rail to the Convention Center. If you are able to take advantage of this, let us know.
To qualify for *Free* housing you must work all three days of the event. Requests for free housing will be handled on a first come, first serve basis. Requests made after February 1st or February 7th or after available complimentary rooms are filled, may have a discounted rate but not a free room.
The compensation for this event will be:
National Officials: $38.00 per match plus *free housing
Junior National Officials: $36.00 per match plus *free housing
Regional Officials: $32.00 per match plus *free housing
Provisional Officials: $30.00 per match plus *free housing
Out of State officials who work all three days of each event are guaranteed at least 16 matches. Note: In all probability you will be assigned more, but we can only guarantee 16 matches. As in the past, we will make every effort to pay you on the last day of the event.
Denver light rail now runs from Denver International Airport to Union Station downtown. Cost is $10.50 each way and takes about 40 minutes. From Union Station there is a free 16th Street shuttle about two blocks away. The 16th street shuttle will drop you off at the Sheraton. If you’re housed at another downtown hotel, you will be within a few blocks of your destination.
The required uniform for the events is the standard white, blue or gray official’s shirt, navy blue slacks, black belt, white socks and white tennis shoes.
Crossroads partners with the Friends of Jaclyn (FOJ), which is a support group for children having a pediatric cancer . The “FOJ Day” is the second day of each weekend (Sunday March 6th and Saturday March 12); the shirt color is purple; Crossroads will provide the shirts. Please be sure to indicate on your application if you need a shirt and what size (you can, and we encourage you to, use the same shirt as last year if you received a shirt in the past) so we can make sure we have one for you.
If you would like to be a part of our officiating corps, please complete a referee registration form in TM2Sign.com. Instructions for applying appear below. Your completed form must be submitted by February 1, 2022.
PLEASE REMEMBER the cut off for housing is February 1st whenever the housing block is filled.
Officials who have attended Colorado Crossroads in the past would agree that it has a long history of being a well-run event and both its staff and the Front Range club staff are known for treating the officiating corps with respect. This year will be no exception.
We’re looking forward to seeing all of you in Denver!
Glenn Sapp (720) 289-5797 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Mailhot (402) 598-4782 email@example.com
Follow these easy steps to apply to the event:
- If you worked at Crossroads last year and you have not changed your email address, just log in to TM2Sign.com and update any information before applying to officiate!
- If you have not yet created an account (either last year or this year), then select “New User Sign Up Here” at TM2Sign.com. Then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the signup process. Be sure to assign the “Official” role to yourself in this process.
- Once you are logged in, click the “Tournament Official” link at the top of the page.
- Select “Register for Events” on the top to apply to Colorado Crossroads.
Once you have submitted your application, you should receive notice of acceptance within 2 – 3 business days via email from the system. Be on the lookout for the email and be sure to check your spam too. If you do not get a response within 2 – 3 business days, contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org or Glenn at email@example.com. Once you get your acceptance, be sure to make your travel arrangements