Officiating Payment Service (OPS)

A record number of schools participated in the ECAC Officiating Payment Service (OPS) for the 2004-05 year.

The OPS serves as a paying agent on behalf of a school to pay the game officials (game fees, mileage, tolls and per diem). This time-saving and cost-efficient service, which was outlined in 2002, has attracted very positive responses from athletics directors, business managers and officials.

To utilize this service for the upcoming year, please contact Steve Rossetti (508/771-5060 ext. 229 or Or click here to print enrollment form and read quotes from athletic administrators.

For the 2005 season, 94 lacrosse programs, 85 baseball programs and 34 softball teams used the Officiating Payment Service. Institutions still interested in signing up for this fall season may do so until August 1. In three short years the number of institutions using the service has grown significantly and now involves 153 schools including 551 teams.

When launched, the ECAC payment service was the first of its kind in the United States serving multiple institutions and conferences from a single source. Now the OPS is part of the ECAC’s leading Officiating Online System which during the 2005-06 academic year will be utilized by 14 teams for officiating assignments and officials ratings.