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2 General Items to be covered: Test requirements Officials appearance and equipment Duties and responsibilities of an official New rule changes Weigh ins Match situations Technical Violations, Illegal & Potentially dangerous maneuvers Overtime Stalling & Fleeing the mat Injury, bleeding, recovery, and bad time Assistant Referee Q & A

3 Open book test or Part 1 Online test via the UIL website @ No more hard copies or handouts of Part 1 test Opens on October 25 Closes on December 1 EVERYONE must take Part 1 before Dec. 1, 2010 Minimum score needed to officiate at any level is 75% Closed book test or Part 2 Administered in person at a chapter meeting between Dec. 15 and Jan. 15 Must score at least an 80% for Certified and 90% for Post season work (UIL State)

4  Clean cut, shaven, overall neat appearance including hair length  Use of tobacco by officials at all events is prohibited  Equipment- Shirt (grey w/black pinstripes or black & whites) Black pants & black belt Black gym shoes & socks Red and green armbands Whistle (Pealess one-Fox 40, ACME Tornado) Flip disk Rules and case books Draw kit for boys and girls weight classes Dress & Overall Appearance-Look professional, not sloppy Shirt tucked in at all times No sweatpants or running pants All black shoes

5 Head official responsibilities (TWOA website) Coordinate with event administration in advance (#of mats, officials, start times, teams, etc.) Any teams with consecutive days of wrestling? If so, additional weight allowance situation Pre-meet, meet & post-meet items (NFHS Rules Book pgs 10-13 & Case Book, pgs 67-78) Jurisdiction Time=when you arrive until you sign the book No wrestler activities that promote dehydration once you arrive (i.e. running) Safety, Safety, Safety of wrestlers and fellow officials Conduct of Officials On the Mat-be professional, calm, relaxed and have a little fun “Cooler heads will prevail”-politely & professionally manage any heated situations Stay focused on your mat. Don’t be looking up in the stands, other mats, off the mat stuff. Signals (NFHS Rules Book, p. 78) Major form of communication to the table, coaches, wrestlers and fans No double signs-once is enough Hold them up high and long enough for everyone to see No thumb signals-this is not International, Freestyle or Greco! Verbalize with your signals-”Two takedown”, “One escape”, “Three near fall”, etc.


7 “Male and female contestants will be required to wear a suitable undergarment that completely covers the buttocks and the groin area. In addition, female contestants must wear a suitable undergarment that also covers their breasts.” What does this really mean???

8 Situation Examples : Q: Can a wrestler remove their undergarments to weigh in? A: No, a wrestler cannot remove their undergarment(s) to attempt to make weight or weigh-in. AKA-”dropping their drawers” Q: When is the wrestler required to wear suitable undergarment(s)? A: At the time when weigh ins start each wrestler is expected to be wearing a suitable undergarment(s). If they are not, they will not be allowed to weigh in with their weight class or team until they are wearing a suitable undergarment. Remember, once the individual weight class is closed or the team has weighed in you have lost your opportunity to weigh in to qualify for the event. Q: Can a wrestler leave the weigh-in area after weigh-ins have started to get a “suitable undergarment(s)”? A: No, per rule 4-5-5 article 3. No contestant shall leave the designated weigh-in area once the weigh-ins have started without permission is granted by the meet administration.


10 Boxer BriefsBoxersCompression Short Briefs Tighty whitiesAthletic shorts

11 Jock strap-no buttocks coverage

12 Sports bra Women’s brief Athletic shortsTwo piece undergarment required

13 Sweatpants are not legal *Sports bra with a zipper or metal hooks is not legal for competition, but can be worn for weigh-ins. Two-piece undergarment covering the midsection is not legal


15  Rules Change: ART. 9…The referee shall direct the offensive wrestler to assume a legal starting position once the defensive wrestler is stationary in a legal starting position. Once the offensive wrestler has assumed a legal starting position and is stationary, the referee shall verbally say “set” and then pause momentarily before starting wrestling. The committee deleted 5-20-5 NOTE for 2010-11.  Rationale for Change: This rule change will eliminate either wrestler gaining an advantage by using a rolling start. It also eliminates the need for the offensive wrestler using a specific sequence when assuming a legal starting position, including the optional offensive starting position. Once the offensive wrestler has assumed a legal starting position and is stationary, the referee shall verbally say “set” and then pause momentarily before starting wrestling. Establishing the referees’ mechanic as part of the rule, and eliminating the sequence, simplifies establishing a legal offensive starting position and still assures a fair start for both wrestlers.


17 Rules 5-20-7, 8: ART. 7... Optional Offensive Starting Position. The offensive wrestler may use an optional start, by being positioned on either side or to the rear of the opponent supporting all of their weight on both feet, one knee, or both knees. The offensive wrestler is to place the hands on the opponent’s back (area between the neck and waist), thumbs touching, and only the hands are to be in contact with the defensive wrestler. The offensive wrestler is not to place a foot, feet, or a knee(s) between the opponent’s feet or legs, in front of the forward starting line or the line extended, nor straddle the opponent. (Photos 33-34) ART. 8... If the offensive wrestler selects the optional starting position, the wrestler must indicate this intent to the referee. The referee shall then inform the defensive wrestler of the offensive wrestler’s intentions. If the defensive wrestler is set prior to being informed, readjustment can be made. (Photo 33)  Case Book: See 5.20.5D and 5.20.9 SITUATIONS

18 No starting sequence this year Defensive wrestler gets set first Referee calls the offensive wrestler on Offensive wrestler gets set and is stationary (no rolling starts) Referee shall say “set” Brief pause by the Referee Blow the whistle to start action Referee Emphasis-watch for the rolling starts and make sure you get the pause in before starting.


20 When the wrestler from the rear standing position jumps and kicks with the bottom of his/her feet in the area behind both knees of the opponent in an attempt to take the wrestler back to the mat, it is an illegal rear-standing double-knee kickback. Can be from any position-neutral or control.  Case Book: See 7.1.5L SITUATION



23 ART. 4... Any contestant who exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion (such as loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, confusion or balance problems) shall be immediately removed from the match and shall not return to competition until cleared by an appropriate health-care professional. (See NFHS Suggested Guidelines for Management of Concussion, in Appendix B on page 80.) Q:What does the Referee do when they recognize this? A:Stop the match immediately and start the wrestler’s injury time and get them checked out by the appropriate health care professional. Q:Who is an “appropriate health-care provider”?? A:Defined by the UIL as one of the following: Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT), Physician Assistant (PA), & Nurse Practioner (NP) Q:Who can diagnosis the wrestler? A:An appropriate health-care provider can diagnosis a wrestler with the understanding that a Licensed Athletic Trainer, Physicians’ Assistant or Nurse Practioner must work with collaboration and/or supervision with an MD or DO as required by their professional regulations and applicable state laws. Q:Who can clear the wrestler to return? A:An appropriate health-care provider with written clearance to the host administration. Ultimately, the direct responsibility of this action is that of the school district in accordance with the UIL concussion management protocol.

24 A concussion is a brain injury that results in a temporary disruption of normal brain function- A concussion occurs when the brain is violently rocked back and forth or twisted inside the skull as a result of a blow to the head or body- Neither referees, nor coaches, are expected to “diagnose” a concussion, as that is the job of an appropriate health-care professional- Referees, coaches and administrators are being asked to make all efforts to ensure that concussed athletes do not continue to participate-

25 The referee is not responsible for the evaluation or management of the athlete after he or she is removed from competition- If an appropriate health-care professional on the mat determines that the athlete HAS NOT suffered a concussion, the athlete may return to competition- If there is no appropriate health-care professional available to evaluate the athlete, the athlete SHOULD NOT be allowed by the coach to return to competition- Athletes with continued concussion symptoms are at significant risk for recurrent, cumulative and even catastrophic consequences of a second concussive injury-


27 Referee Duties-Door cop, skin check, recorder or scale On-site physician?? Identify before you start weigh-ins. Suitable undergarment? Be proactive before weigh-ins start. Actual weight + next weight class (cannot qualify for three weight classes ever) Skin form-know what to look at and for Nails, skin, hair & shaving-go ahead and weigh them in & notate the issue. Do not hold them out of weigh-ins or delay their weigh in Braces, special equipment (rules, p.16 4-3-1 thru 5) such as t-shirts, hair covers & prosthetic limbs Dual Meets: Record actual weights and have on the head table during the dual Weigh-ins will proceed by weight class Random draw for starting weight class Tournaments: Weigh-ins will proceed by weight class or team


29 Defined by the UIL as one of the following: Medical Doctor (MD) Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT) Physician Assistant (PA) Nurse Practioner (NP) One of these designated medical professionals must approve any skin lesion (Skin note )

30 Here are examples of legal undershirts: *Please note that only one manufacturer’s logo is present on either of these tight-fitting, single, solid colored unadorned short- sleeved undershirts

31 Long-sleeve & Multi-coloredMulti-colored Sleeveless Multi-colored

32 Improper Reporting Wrong Order (case book, p.32, 6.2.2 sit. a-c) Dual meets only determined by the pre-meet disk flip Cannot be replaced without forfeiting in Dual meets Illegal Uniform (case book, p. 10, 4-1-1 sit. b, c, d and 4-1-3) Technical violation (1 match point & injury time out) Positioning of Officials Prevent false starts in neutral Prevent rolling starts on the mat Out of Bounds/Line calls Starting Positions -Neutral-Optional -Top & Bottom-Cautions

33 Takedowns=2 pts Is control established? On the mat and inbounds? Beyond reaction time Escape =1 pt Loss of control & neutral position Reversal=2 pts Rear-standing or on the mat Near Falls=2 or 3 pts Criteria met for at least 2 consecutive seconds=2pts Criteria met for 5 consecutive seconds=3pts

34 6 types: (Rules Book, p. 27, 5-28-1) Grasping of clothing, mat or ear guards Locking or overlapping hands, fingers or arms When do you stop this? Takedown to back situation Reversal or escape situation Examples of locking hands Leaving the wrestling area without referee’s permission Reporting to the table not ready to wrestle Figure 4 from the neutral position Intentionally going out of the wrestling area or forcing your opponent out of the wrestling area (Fleeing) Know your penalty chart! pgs 42-43

35 Great Examples: Rules book, pgs. 34-35 Case book, pgs. 43-46 Photo Examples-Rules book pgs 68-74; photos 38-88 Legal holds cannot become illegal if the defensive wrestler’s movement turns it into an illegal one Generally, you stop the match immediately for illegal manuevers with one exception Near fall or fall situations Delayed call and they can accumulate Know your penalty chart! pgs 42-43

36 “Anytime a body part is forced to the limit of normal range of movement” Rules book, p. 35, 7-2-1 to 4 Case book, p. 46, 7.2.2 Officials need to stop these situations when they see them immediately They can quickly go from Potentially Dangerous to Illegal if the situation is not handled properly Prevents potential injuries and unnecessary situations Use of verbal commands by Officials to proactively try to prevent Potentially Dangerous Maneuvers

37 What is stalling? Learn to recognize stalling tactics & be consistent in your stalling calls Counting legitimate shots, blocking, pushing, repeatedly backing up, playing the edge, not attempting to return the defensive wrestler to the mat, avoiding wrestling, etc. Stalling in the ultimate tiebreaker overtime period Examples: Rule book p. 26, 5-25-1 to 7 Case book pgs 51-53, sit. 7.6 to 7.6.6 What is Fleeing? Rule 7-3-1 Is it the natural direction of the action? Only direction? Look for indicators (i.e. feet) Purposely avoiding a scoring situation

38 Injury Time 2 timeouts per match including overtime Total of 1:30 minutes per match 2 nd injury timeout restarts (TWOA injury timeout chart) Case book examples, pgs 56-61 Blood Time Unlimited timeouts per match Total of 5 minutes per match including overtime When do you start and stop the blood time clock? Cleanup Case book examples, pgs 61-62, 8-2-7 sit. A-F Recovery Time 2 minutes per illegal maneuver, unnecessary roughness or unsportsmanlike conduct situation Not deducted from a wrestler’s injury time out allocation What happens if the wrestler calls an injury time out after recovery time? Situational Examples.

39 Extension of the regular match with no rest between regular match and sudden victory Three possible overtime periods: Sudden Victory, 1 minute period starts from neutral Two 30-second tiebreakers=mat wrestling Ultimate tiebreaker, 30 second period=mat wrestling Who has choice? Flip of disk for the two 30-second tiebreaker perioed Ultimate tiebreaker period is determined by first points scored in the regular match or unsportsmanlike conduct penalty (supercedes all) Two 30 second period choice is top, bottom or defer Ultimate tiebreaker choice is top, bottom or defer


41 Duties include: Observe the action, clock/time in match, expiration of the period (referee tap) Same mobility as the Head Referee 180 degree mirror action Near fall situations-what to look for Headlock situations-position and what to look for Direct all communication to the Head Referee from coaches Be involved, communicate with Head Ref when necessary Locked hands, illegal holds, etc. Brian Lamb school of Assistant Refereeing Rules book, pgs. 12-13

42 Line calls, supporting points and positioning Edge of the mat-takedowns, escapes, near fall, & reversals Proper positioning for officials Starting positions & starting sequence Headlocks-what to look for to prevent chokes Illegal holds Stalling recognition Figure 4 Neutral Position& Proper signal to show Draping Head Scissors vs. Head Scissors


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