REFEREE ATTIRE:

- Blue Blazer

- White button down collared shirt

- AAU Tie (we will provide to officials who need one)

-Gray Slacks

-Black Shoes

North American Open - Referee Schedule

Friday, March 29, 2024 - Officials/ Coaches Meeting - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Tentative

Saturday, March 30, 2024 - Competition

Sunday, March 31, 2024 - Competition 

*Credentials for coaches and officials will be handed out at the end of the Officials/ Coaches Meeting. Coaches and Officials must attend this meeting to obtain their event credentials.  


Officials Registration

Thank you for registering to be an official. To better assist us with training our officials, please take a brief survey.  The results of the survey, will be used to help focus the officials training on areas of need.

  • Divisions for Para & Special Needs Karateka

On a scale of 1 to 5, please rate your ability to judge the following divisions:

I am available to officiate the following sessions:

  • Saturday - March 30 - Morning


  • Saturday - March 30 - Afternoon


  • Sunday - March 31 - Morning


  • Sunday - March 31 - Afternoon




In consideration of being permitted to participate in any way in any Amateur Athletic Union of the U.S. Inc. (“AAU”) activity ("Activity") I, for myself, my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin, the undersigned:
1. Acknowledge, agree, and represent that I understand the nature of the Activity and that I am qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such Activity. I further agree and warrant that if at any time I believe conditions to be unsafe, I will immediately discontinue further participation in the Activity.
2. Fully understand that: (a) athletic activities involve risks and dangers of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis, and death (risks); (b) these risks and dangers may be caused by my own actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the activity, the condition in which the activity takes place or the negligence of the "releases" named below; (c) there may be other risks and social and economic losses either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages I incur as a result of my participation or that of the minor in the activity.
3. Hereby release, discharge, and covenant not to sue the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States (AAU), related affiliated and subsidiary companies, as well as the officers, directors, agents, employees and signs of each, and the AAU, WUKF, WUKF-USA, UKF-USA, or WKO's association, clubs, coaches, officials, administrators, members, volunteers, participants, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessons of premises on which the Activity takes place, and any other party indemnified and held harmless by the AAU (each considered one of the "Releases" herein), from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on my account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the "releases" or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations, negligent security, travel, and recreational operations and activities; and I further agree that if, despite this release and waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement I, or anyone on my behalf, makes a claim against any of the releases, I will indemnify, save, and hold harmless each of the releases from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost which any may incur as the result of such claim.
4. By my signature below I confirm that I am in sound health and there is no reason why I cannot participate in this championship and/or event.
5. No refunds will be given. All entries are final. I consent that any pictures taken of me in connection with this Tournament can be used for publicity or promotion, now or in the future, and I waive compensation in regard thereto. I fully understand that any medical treatment will be of a first aid treatment type only. All participation in any event or class in this tournament is by permission only. The Director or his authorized agent (s) reserve the right to refuses entry to any person, school, team or club.
6. All athletes, coaches, and referees must exhibit behavior and manners consistent with the code of ethics and good sportsmanship. Any acts or statements which are disruptive to the operation of the tournament or any division, or which are insulting, offensive or otherwise inappropriate may result in disqualification from the tournament.
7. All competitors will be required to appear for competition at the posted times. Any person who fails to appear when the division is called, or who fails to appear when their name is called in the division, may be disqualified.
8. All competitors must wear a clean, white karate Gi. Only one patch are permitted on the competitors uniform, and it must be on the left breast of the uniform, except for the manufacturers labels.
9. Any person electing to compete in any of the senior divisions for ages 35 and older may not compete in any regular Adult divisions.
10. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, participants with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By participating in this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to the exposure to COVID-19.

RELEASE - I hereby release, discharge, covenant not to sue, and agree to indemnify and save and hold harmless each of the release’s from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the "releases" or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations and further agree that if I make a claim against any of the releases named above, I will indemnify, save, and hold harmless each of the releases from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss liability, damage, or cost any may incur as the result of any such claim. I have read this agreement, front and back, (see back of application) fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it and have signed it freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect.
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