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12/12/16- Officiate Kentucky Day Information

December 12, 2016 Baseball Blog Updates


Saturday, July 29
Marriott Downtown – Louisville

You are invited to the first-ever, Officiate Kentucky Day!

What is Officiate Kentucky Day?
Officiate Kentucky Day (OKD) is a one-day gathering of sports and sport activity officials from throughout the Commonwealth to celebrate the officiating industry.  This event allows the KHSAA to partner with the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) as part of their “state day” program and will showcase nationally known collegiate and professional officials as well as high schools officials to share their knowledge, skills and expertise in officiating.

OKD will be a lead-in to the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Summit that will follow July 30-Aug. 1, also at Marriott Downtown in Louisville.  

Legendary sports officials and industry leaders including Jerry Markbriet, Billy Kennedy, Steve Shaw, Joe Crawford, Dean Blandino, Bill Carollo, Scott Green, Marcy Weston, Sandra Serafini, Steve Javie, Tom Lopes, Terry Gregson, Joan Powell, Mike Pereira and others have been involved with the state day programs in the last few years and are expected to be involved when the industry comes to the Derby City!

What is the cost?
Registration for the event will be $50 and will include a boxed lunch on site.  Early registration for the event will be $40 until May 30.  On-site registration will be accepted, but will not include the registration gift.  Note that OKD registration does not include registration to the NASO Summit.

What is the schedule?
Tentative plans have registration beginning at 8 a.m. with the event to concluded by 5 p.m. (ET).  A detailed schedule of the event will be posted to www.officiatekyday.org once finalized by the organizing committee.

What lodging is available?
Lodging is not provided and will be on your own.  There is a block of rooms available at the Marriott Downtown for attendees of OKD and the NASO Summit at the discounted rate of $162/night plus taxes.  Make your reservations now at https://goo.gl/ZRW6DC.

How do I register?
Registration will be handled through www.officiatekyday.org.  A reminder notice will be emailed to all licensed officials when registration is open.

What are some of the topics?
In partnership with NASO, many great speakers will participate in the event both at the high school, collegiate and professional levels.  

Among some of the planned topics are:
Professionalism & Integrity in Officiating
Recruiting & Retention
23 Most Powerful Lessons in Officiating
Recruiting, Training and Advancing Female Officiating
Officiating & Tax Liabilities
Officiating and Liability
Great Calls
Advancing in Officiating
Other topics may be added! 

In addition there will be an individual sport/sport activity breakouts in the following:

Why attend?
In addition to being a part of celebration with your fellow officials and learning from some of the best in the officiating industry, advanced camp credit will be awarded in those sports that require it for postseason eligibility.

Advanced Camp Credit
Advanced Camp credit in Soccer, Volleyball, Softball and Baseball will be awarded to those who attend OKD.  Advanced camps in these sports will not be held in 2017 so this is your only camp credit opportunity.

Local Association Meeting Credit
Many of the local associations are giving attendance to OKD as one (or more) of your state required four (4) local association meetings.  Please check with your local assigning secretary on this policy.

Outstanding Official Of the Year Honoree Recognition
During the working lunch, the KHSAA will honor the outstanding official of the year nominees in each licensed sport and sport-activity and overall winners for 2016-2017.

Where can I go for more information on OKD?
The official website for the event is at www.officiatekyday.org

Where can I go for more information on the NASO Summit?
Go to http://www.sportsofficiatingsummit.com/ for more information on the 2017 Summit.


The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/




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