The Stars and Stripes Academy was created in 2012 by Karl Richins (former Big-12 referee, published author, and current Big Sky Conference Coordinator of Officials) and Ryan Dickson (NFL Side Judge #25) as a way to prepare officials for the experience of working “big time” football. The Academy is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, with this upcoming year (2018) being held May 17th through the 20th.
There are a multitude of outstanding and worthwhile camps and clinics around the country, but Karl and Ryan wanted to create something different.
These factors combine to create an unparalleled simulation of big time football. Both on-field and non-field students are fully immersed in the D-1 experience, with all students getting maximum training and feedback.
The 2018 SASA will be an improvement over the first six years. We have learned from past mistakes and believe the 2018 SASA will be the best Academy yet. We look forward to seeing you there!