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qualifications for officials


qualifications for officials

someone please inform of the qualifications to be a high school official, I recognize some high school officials also officiated college ball but what are the requirements to become an official.

RE: qualifications for officials

Mirror test.

RE: qualifications for officials

Pay the booking agent a fee of approx $100.00. you are placed on their list. to work varsity, you must attend three rules clinics, work 3 scrimmages and pass an open book, online test of 100 questions. this may be slightly different than previous years. once you have met these qualifications the booking agent assigns games. there are no forms of feedback from the coaches. no form of inseason review unless coincidence occurs and places the booking agent at the gym a referee is working.

RE: qualifications for officials

Actually some regions do have feedback. Coaches can volunteer to evaluate officials using the official's assignment system.

RE: qualifications for officials

frank....hopefully you are right. but the North Carolina High School Athletic Association runs officials, not regions. if one region does, then ALL regions would. if you are speaking about different states, i apologize.

RE: qualifications for officials

Different booking agents are responsible for different regions of the state. At least one region provides an opportunity for coaches to go to the online booking system and provide feedback.

RE: qualifications for officials

Actually, I think they are called "supervisors" now or something to that effect to more properly reflect their training/supervisory role over the officials.

RE: qualifications for officials

To qualify as an official you must be at least 70 years old, pass a sobriety test and be able to run the 40 yd dash in 4.6 minutes or less!

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Regardless of qualification some referees just are bias to teams and do what they want. Two refs at PSH tonight, they were of color, refused to call the multiple trips of PSH players, push offs as clear as day on PSH players, and charges that was called blocks on PSH players. They should be diciplined in some kind of way. There should be a way to file a grievance report. But it was an awesome game. Hicks and Outlaw were Great!!

RE: qualifications for officials

High school officials in North Carolina are usually, out of shape, out of position, and out of their minds. I have never seen such terrible calls on a consistent basis. If what 1975musty is saying is true then the NCHSAA needs to make it a priority to get these referees trained properly, and evaluated on a regular basis. The other major problem is that these officials usually referee two games in a row, first the JV game and then the Varsity. There should be two sets of officials for each game. They should have to work JV for at least one season and if they are "evaluated" and deemed ready, then they should be given a few varsity games the next season along with their JV games. They then should be evaluated after the second season, and if deemed ready, then and only then should they be allowed to referee varsity games. The other thing is, even a seasoned official who is good will have a difficult time officiating back to back games. If the NCHSAA does not institute these suggestions which btw come from other states who do do this, the officiating in North Carolina will continue to be absolutely terrible.

RE: qualifications for officials

Saw the same game. If you blame the officials, then you have no clear understanding of the game. Game was close the whole night. 1 point game with about 30 seconds left and phs turned it over with a chance to win and a chance to tie. Both superstars played well and both teams played well. Hard fought contest that you hate to see anyone lose but it must happen.

As far as officials qualifications, there is a try out in front of the associations review board and you are selected by the supervising official and the review board. From there you are required to attend a mandatory state clinic, 6 rules clinics, 3 scrimmages and then take a test.

AS for a grievance or complaint, if the coach feels it is warranted he can submit the tape to the NCHSAA for review of the game. It will not change the outcome but can be reviewed and some form of disciplinary action taken.

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