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1 Why Be a KSHSAA Official? Give back to the game Stay active in a sport you love Earn a little spending money Keep in shape Work with kids Learn Have FUN Make a difference

2 Become a KSHSAA Official? Contact the KSHSAA – Phone: – website: – – Mail: P.O. Box #495 Topeka, KS Drop in: 601 SW Commerce Place Topeka, KS 66615

3 Become a KSHSAA Official? Contact at a Local Level – School Athletic Director – School Principal – Working Official – Area Officials Association – Area Supervisor

4 What is Required? Attend one (1) KSHSAA rules/mechanics meeting for each sport you are registering for. Meetings are conducted prior to each sports season. Complete and submit to the KSHSAA an online open book examination for each sport you are registering for.

5 What Else is Required? An enjoyment of school activities An understanding of the game An ability to learn, interpret and apply the rules of the game A desire to teach the values sport participation offers.

6 What Does it Cost? Registration is annual and costs $47 for the first sport and $25 for each additional sport. Officials who register in multiple sports can save by registering for all of their sports at once.

7 What Does Registration Include? All NFHS rule books Membership to the NFOA –National Federation Officials Association NFOA Insurance NFOA Officials Quarterly All KSHSAA membership mailing – test, sports manuals, directories

8 Is There a Limit on Sports ? The KSHSAA registers officials for 9 of the 14 sports for which it sponsors. Individuals may register in as many of these sports as they desire. – football – volleyball – soccer – gymnastics – basketball – wrestling – baseball – softball –track & field

9 Is There an Age Requirement? Registered KSHSAA officials range from high school students to officials 50+ years of officiating service. The KSHSAA encourages all interested individuals (male and female) to register and get involved.

10 Game Fees? Member schools set officials fees based on; –Level of competition –Distance to and from a contest –Number of games officiated each night –Number of officials needed per contest

11 Im registered…Now What? Getting Games… As a registered official, your name will be listed in the KSHSAA Officials Directory and in the online officials directory. Contact athletic directors Contact area assigners of games Contact working officials about working with their crew

12 Im registered…Now What? Getting experiences… –Work sub-varsity games Junior high Freshman C-Team Sophomore Junior varsity –Clinics KSHSAA sponsored clinics are available in some sports Local area clinics –Be patient – establish your ability and credibility

13 Im registered…Now What? Getting experiences… –Read and study your rule book –Maintain physical and mental conditioning –Attend area supervisor meetings –Watch other veteran officials work –Look and dress sharp –Honor ALL contracts –Return phone calls and correspondence –Report all incidents to KSHSAA

14 Im registered…Now What? Uniforms… – Local sporting goods dealers – Officials catalogs – NFOA catalog of Official Equipment –www.getofficial.com

15 Why Be a KSHSAA Official? Give back to the game Stay active in a sport you love Earn a little spending money Keep in shape Work with kids Learn Have FUN Make a difference

16 Why Officiate…?

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20 Why Be a KSHSAA Official? The next generation of players NEEDS YOU To keep playing


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