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11/21/22 – NFHS Part 2 Exam for Officials in BK, SW & WR Now Online

Basketball Blog Updates

NFHS Part 2 Exams for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Swimming, and Wrestling are now available online.

The Part 2 Exams will be open until 11:59 p.m. (ET) based on the following schedules:

  • Swimming & Diving:  Monday, Jan. 23
  • Wrestling:  Monday, Jan. 30 
  • Basketball:  Monday, Feb. 13 

Login at https://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 35 questions correct out of 50 is required for a passing score.  

First-year officials are not required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

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11/10/22 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Volleyball

2022-2023 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 10, 2022

Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

One official in each sport is named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for their sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state. Winners are selected following consultation with local assigning secretaries, veteran officials’ observers, coaches throughout the state and additional staff review.

The Outstanding Official of the Year for the 2022-23 volleyball season is Bill Renzi of Russell. Each finalist will receive a commemorative watch and certificate courtesy of the Officials Division Trust Fund, with the Official of the Year receiving an additional recognition award.

With officiating numbers declining at the national level, […]

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11/01/22 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Soccer

2022-2023 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 1, 2022

Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

One official in each sport is named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for their sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state. Winners are selected following consultation with local assigning secretaries, veteran officials’ observers, coaches throughout the state and additional staff review.

The Outstanding Official of the Year for the 2022-23 soccer season is Don Galito of Russell Springs. Each finalist will receive a commemorative watch and certificate courtesy of the Officials Division Trust Fund, with the Official of the Year receiving an additional recognition award.

With officiating numbers declining at the national […]

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11/01/22 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Field Hockey

2022-2023 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 1, 2022

Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

One official in each sport is named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for their sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state. Winners are selected following consultation with local assigning secretaries, veteran officials’ observers, coaches throughout the state and additional staff review.

The Outstanding Official of the Year for the 2022-23 field hockey season is Rick Moir of Louisville. Each finalist will receive a commemorative watch and certificate courtesy of the Officials Division Trust Fund, with the Official of the Year receiving an additional recognition award.

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10/17/22 – Separate Licensing and Testing Created for Diving for 2022-23

Officials Division Blog Updates

Effective with the 2022-2023 school year, Diving will now be a separate license for officials and a separate version of the NFHS testing used for the KHSAA Part 1 and Part 2 tests.

  • The NFHS Exam has been split into two distinct exams, one for Diving and one for Swimming.
  • In addition, there will now be two separate licenses within the KHSAA officials licensing system.
  • Licensing fees for a swimming only license will be a $20 sport fee and Diving will now be a $10 sport fee. Each official will continue to pay only one admin fee ($40) for the entire year regardless of the number of sports when applying for the license.

This move by the NFHS and the KHSAA follows years of input from within our state that called for this focus on diving, as well as responding to national and state trends due to the unique nuances relative to Diving. […]

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09/13/22 – Board of Control Approves Amended Sanctioning Policy, Expansion of Officials Licensing

2022-2023 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPT. 13, 2022

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its second regularly scheduled meeting of the 2022-23 academic year on Tuesday in Lexington, approving an amended sponsorship policy for potential new sports and sport-activities, as well as an expansion of officials licensing.

The threshold to sponsor a new sport will now be 15% participation among all member schools. Based on a membership of 280 (totaled at the time of the most recent triennial survey), 42 schools must desire to participate in a sport for the Board to consider approving a new state championship. 10% of member schools (28) must participate in an existing sport for it to continue, with the currently implemented exceptions for female opportunities remaining in place.

The Board approved a pilot program for 14-17-year-olds to be licensed as KHSAA officials eligible to work non-high-school-level contests. The KHSAA will help to defray the cost of training for these officials and […]

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09/01/22 – NFHS Decertified Use of Matte Military Green Stinger Bat

Baseball Blog Updates

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has advised the NFHS that on the basis of the performance testing by Washington State University Sports Science Laboratory, the BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for the Matte Military Green bat with Black and Gold highlights (color) 33” model Stinger Bat Company Aluminum Missile II bat. The model number is MISL2233.

The bat will be removed from the BBCOR Approved Bat list that is housed on the Washington State University Sports Science Laboratory website.  Since the Missile II no longer has the BBCOR designation, effective immediately, this bat (33″ length Stinger Bat Company Missile II aluminum bat) should be considered a non-compliant bat pursuant to NFHS Baseball Rules 1-3-2d and 7-4-1a.

 

Matte Military Green with Black and Gold highlights 33″ model Stinger Bat Company Aluminum Missile II Bat (Model MISL2233).

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08/08/22 – NFHS Part 2 Exams for Licensed Officials in FH, FB, SO & Now Available

Field Hockey Blog Updates

NFHS Part 2 exams for licensed officials in the sports of Field Hockey, Football, Soccer, and Volleyball are now available online.

The Part 2 Exams will be open until 11:59 p.m. (ET) based on the following schedules.
Soccer – Monday, September 26
Field Hockey – Monday, October 3
Volleyball – Monday, October 10
Football – Monday, October 24

There are no extensions or opportunities to pay a late fee and complete the exam outside of the window listed above. 

Login at https://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the exam.  A minimum of 35 correct answers out of 50 is required to be considered passing.  The exam is also used for advancement in levels of officiating.  First-year officials are not required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed the licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

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08/03/22 – Field Hockey Rules Clinic Now Available for Coaches and Officials

Field Hockey Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/.

OFFICIALS

  • August 3 to September 1 – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 2 to September 16 – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • September 17 to October 1 – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed […]

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08/03/22- Football Clinic Availability Reminder for Officials and Coaches

Football Blog Updates

Though the clinic has been online for access since July 27, the mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is officially available today, August 3.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay. Those that took the clinic before August 3 have already received credit for completion.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/.

OFFICIALS (Football)

  • July 27 to September 22 (Officials) – the clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 23 to October 7 (Officials) – the clinic will be online only and […]

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08/03/22 – Volleyball Online Rules Clinic For Coaches & Officials Now Available

Officials Division Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is now available today, August 3.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/.

OFFICIALS

  • August 3 to September 8 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 9 to September 23 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • September 24 to October 8 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online […]

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08/03/22 – Soccer Online Rules Clinic For Coaches & Officials Now Available

Officials Division Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is now available today, August 3.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/.

OFFICIALS

  • August 3 to August 25 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • August 26 to September 9 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • September 10 to September 24 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online […]

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06/09/22 – Volleyball Officials Uniform Update

Officials Division Blog Updates

In 2021, the NFHS volleyball rules concerning the color of the officials’ uniform (Rules 5-3-1, 5-3-1 Notes) changed to allow state association adoption the color may be gray and/or bright blue (cyan) in addition to the traditional white polo-style shirts.

This change was reviewed in the online rules clinic and it was noted that for the 2021 playing season, white would continue to be the color for KHSAA officials.  It was also shared that a phase-in approach, as was done in other sports, would then be implemented.  Following are the details. 

Bright blue (cyan) will eventually be the color of choice following the implementation period.  In an effort to keep costs minimal to officials and the need to only maintain one color of shirt, gray will not currently be an option at any time.

2022 Season

  • The use of bright blue (cyan), along with white, is optional during the regular season and optional during […]

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Standard Varsity Officiating and Licensing Fees for 2022-2023

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KHSAA Coaches Rules Clinic and Officials Rules Clinic and Testing Schedule for 2022-2023

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02/23/22 – Baseball Rules Clinic for Coaches & Officials Now Available

Baseball Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Baseball is now available today, Feb. 23.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/.

OFFICIALS

  • February 23 to April 16 (Officials) – the Baseball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • April 17 to May 6 (Officials) – the Baseball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • May 7 to May 13 (Officials) – the Baseball Clinic will be online […]

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10/05/21- Basketball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Basketball Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is available beginning October 5. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

  • October 6 to January 15 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    January 16 to February 4 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    February 5 to February 11 (Officials) – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 may apply.

COACHES

  • October 6 to January 16 – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may […]

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08/09/21 – Officials Licensing Remains Open in All Sports

Officials Division Blog Updates

We know some may have chosen to sit out last year due to COVID-19 and others may still be waiting, licensing numbers remain low in most sports and areas of the state. Assigners are busy scheduling for the fall season so as the online rules clinics are approaching, we wanted to send out a reminder to you.

You will note that beginning last year, licensing is now based upon each sport and the conclusion of the high school season starts another cycle, similar to the pattern in arbiter licensing. Approximately two weeks at the end of each high school postseason, licensing will open for the following year. This was done at the request of Assigners and interested officials rather than having to wait until June to begin the process and therefore capturing potential new recruits while the interest is high.

It is understood that many outside leagues, including middle schools, use licensed KHSAA officials and […]

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08/09/21 – NFHS Officials Part 2 Exam Now Online for FB, FH, SO & VB

Field Hockey Blog Updates

Please note that the NFHS Part 2 exams for licensed officials in the sports of Football, Field Hockey, Soccer, and Volleyball are now available online. The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility consideration, will be open until Monday, August 23 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).  

The tests will automatically close on Aug. 23 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). Login at https://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.  The exam is also used for advancements in levels of classification.

First-year officials are not required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be […]

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08/09/21 – Soccer Rules Clinic for Coaches & Officials Now Available

Officials Division Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is now available today, August 9.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/.

OFFICIALS

August 9 to September 7 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
September 8 to September 26 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
September 27 to October 4 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be […]

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08/09/21 – Volleyball Rules Clinic for Coaches & Officials Now Available

Officials Division Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is now available today, August 9.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/.

OFFICIALS

August 9 to September 19 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
September 20 to October 8 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
October 9 to Oct. 16 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be […]

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08/09/21 – Cross Country Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Cross Country Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 9. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:

COACHES

  • August 9 to September 20 – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 21 to October 10 – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • October 11 to October 18 – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period.
  • After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

The presentation can be viewed on most PC or Mac desktops and laptops, along with […]

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08/09/21 – Field Hockey Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Field Hockey Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning today, August 9. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

  • August 9 to September 21 (Officials) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    September 22 to October 8 (Officials) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    October 9 to October 16 (Officials) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

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  • August 9 to September 21 – the Field […]

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08/09/21 – Golf Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Golf Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Golf is now available beginning today, August 9. The clinic is required of all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) and whether or not the coach receives pay.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

COACHES
August 9 to September 6 – the Golf Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
September 7 to September September 19 – the Golf Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
September 20 to September 27 – the Golf Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw […]

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08/04/21- Football Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Football Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is available beginning today, August 4. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

  • August 4 to September 27 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    September 28 to October 24 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    October 25 to Oct. 1 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

COACHES

  • August 4 to September 27 – the Football Clinic will be online only and […]

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KHSAA Officiating Uniform for Licensed Officials

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Through an approved licensing program, various vendors can provide authenticated officiating apparel to KHSAA licensed officials. All items listed below as embroidered or sublimated are part of this change. Vendor links will be placed on the KHSAA website, and email communication will be sent to all officials.

Other than what is prescribed below, patches should not be worn on hats or other parts of the uniform worn during the contest.

Below are the various uniforms at press time for the different sports. These uniforms are only for the clothing part of the uniform and do not include much of the other equipment.

Associations allowing the use of other non-verified uniforms may be precluded from being requested to staff postseason assignments by the Association.

Officials choosing not to wear the uniforms listed in this section may be precluded from being requested to staff postseason assignments by the Association.

All KHSAA officially licensed vendors have links on […]

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KHSAA Coaches Rules Clinic and Officials Rules Clinic and Testing Schedule for 2021-2022

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KHSAA COACHES’ RULES CLINIC SCHEDULE FOR 2021-2022

Per Bylaw 25, all coaches (head and assistant) must annually view the rules interpretation conducted by the KHSAA staff. Coaches who have not met the requirement will not be permitted to coach any postseason contest per KHSAA Bylaw 25.

 

SPORT

Regular Clinic – Free to view online as a coach at khsaa.org

Late Clinic – A $100 fine to view online as a coach

* First year coaches not required to pay fee

Super Late Clinic – A $200 fine to view online as a coach

* First year coaches not required to pay fee

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Feb 2-Feb 21

Feb 22-Mar 7

Baseball

Feb 23-Apr 17

Apr 18-May 7

May 8-May 21

Basketball

Oct 4-Jan 16

Jan 17-Feb 5

Feb 6-Feb 19

Bass Fishing

Feb 23-Mar 22

Mar 23-Apr 11

Apr 12-Apr 25

Bowling

Nov 8-Dec 21

Dec 22-Jan 10

Jan 11-Jan 24

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Standard Varsity Officiating and Licensing Fees for 2021-2022

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07/13/21 – Spring Officials, Supervisor of the Year Winners Announced

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2021

Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/court performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

One official in each sport is named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state. Winners are selected following consultation with local assigning secretaries, veteran officials’ observers, coaches throughout the state and additional staff review.

The Outstanding Officials of the Year for the 2021 spring season are Jerry Mohr for track & field, Ronnie McGuffey for softball and John Carroll for baseball. Each finalist will receive a commemorative watch and certificate courtesy of the Officials Division Trust Fund, with the Official of the Year receiving an […]

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07/07/21 – Official of the Year Winners Announced for Winter Sports

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2021

Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/court performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

One official in each sport is named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state. Winners are selected following consultation with local assigning secretaries, veteran officials’ observers, coaches throughout the state and additional staff review.

The Outstanding Officials of the Year for the 2020-21 winter season are John Eschan for wrestling, Terri Tonges for swimming & diving and Hannah Reynolds for basketball. Each finalist will receive a commemorative watch and certificate courtesy of the Officials Division Trust Fund, with the Official of the Year receiving an […]

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06/23/21 – Official of the Year Winners Announced for Fall Sports

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2021

Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/court performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

One official in each sport is named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state. Winners are selected following consultation with local assigning secretaries, veteran officials’ observers, coaches throughout the state and additional staff review.

The Outstanding Officials of the Year for the 2020 fall season are Jamie Gatewood for field hockey, Michael Samaan for soccer, Jim Nunley for volleyball and Burney Jenkins for football. Each finalist will receive a commemorative watch and certificate courtesy of the Officials Division Trust Fund, with the Official of the […]

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03/22/21 – NFHS Officials Part 2 Exam Now Online for BA, FP, TR

Baseball Blog Updates

NFHS Part 2 exams for licensed officials in the sports of Baseball, Fast Pitch Softball, and Track & Field are now available online. The Part 2 exams will be open until Monday, April 5 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).  After not being able to be on the field or track last spring we know everyone is excited about this season.

The tests will automatically close on April 5 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). Login at https://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.  The exam is also used for advancements in levels of classification.

First-year officials are not required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it […]

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03/17/21 – Baseball Playing Rules COVID Guidance Clarifications

Baseball Blog Updates

We have received inquiries about the COVID-related modifications to NFHS rules published within the Baseball Healthy at Sports Return to Competition Guidance as well as what was published in the online rules clinic that was finalized in mid-February.  To assist administrators, coaches, and umpires in preparing for the first segment of the season we will address these below.

  • Since the pitcher may not put their hands to the mouth off of the mound and touch the ball, are there any options?  Yes, a cloth dampened with water may be used and stored in the back pocket of the uniform.
  • What is the penalty if a pitcher forgets and puts their hands to the mouth while off the mound?  You would provide a new ball that has been sanitized and simply discard the used ball to be sanitized. 
  • Since the pitcher may not blow into their hands on a cold day, are there options?  […]

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02/22/21 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Baseball Blog Updates

The 2021 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available. The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid.

As a reminder, here are some important dates about the upcoming season: 

  • First Practice: February 22
  • First Contest: March 29
  • Maximum Number of Scrimmages: 2
  • Maximum Number of Games: 36
  • District: May 31 – June 5 (play could begin on 5/29)
  • Region: June 7 – June 11 (play could begin on 6/5)
  • Semi-State: June 12
  • Tentative State Dates: June 16-19

CLINICS – HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, log in to https://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link entitled “View Online Rules Clinics“.

  • February 22 – April 20: the […]

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01/06/21 – First Field Hockey Officials Course Introduced by NFHS Learning Center

Field Hockey Blog Updates

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — In an expansion of its officiating courses, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) recently introduced the fast-paced sport of field hockey to the online NFHS Learning Center with its “Officiating Field Hockey” course.

Played on a field that is 60 yards wide by 100 yards long, and featuring only two umpires, field hockey is accompanied by unique rules that offer many challenges to a two-man crew. The free online “Officiating Field Hockey” course, which serves as a companion to the NFHS Field Hockey Rules Book and other supporting materials, provides a detailed look at the sport with video assistance.

“The ‘Officiating Field Hockey’ course has been developed for all officials – from first-year umpires to those with more than a decade of experience,” said Julie Cochran, NFHS director of sports and liaison to the NFHS Field Hockey Rules Committee. “The course was designed to help umpires understated the rules, […]

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12/18/20 – NFHS Center for Officials Services Continues to Expand Outreach, Services to Nation’s Contest Officials

Officials Division Blog Updates

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) continues to expand its outreach and services to contest officials nationwide through development of the NFHS Center for Officials Services (COS).

The NFHS COS, with its technology platform created by DragonFly Athletics of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, officially kicked off at the start of the 2020-21 school year and is already servicing nine NFHS member state high school associations (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina and Wyoming), as well as sport-specific officials in three other states (California, Maine and Pennsylvania).

With the goal of building platforms for every state association, the COS offers a variety of services for officials on both the web and mobile app, including registration, exams, assignments, communication and scheduling tools, and payments.

Most recently, the COS has created an “NFHS Officials Hub” area for members that offers easy access to NFHS sport-specific rules information. With 23 different sports […]

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11/23/20 – NFHS Officials Part 2 Exam Now Online for BK, SW, WR

Basketball Blog Updates

We hope our officials continue to be safe and healthy as we look forward to a return to winter sports.   

Please note that the NFHS Part 2 exams for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Swimming, and Wrestling are now available online. The Part 2 exams will be open until Monday, December 7 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).  

The tests will automatically close on December 7 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). Login at https://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.  The exam is also used for advancements in levels of classification.

First-year officials are not required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it […]

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11/18/20 – NFHS Learning Center Debuts New Video for Electronic Whistle Use in Volleyball

Officials Division Blog Updates

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — As part of its continued effort to educate officials on new procedures and protocol in officiating, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has debuted a new instructional video on the online NFHS Learning Center – “Official Volleyball Signals Using an Electronic Whistle.”

The “Official Volleyball Signals Using an Electronic Whistle” video provides officials with tips and techniques to assist in creating seamless signal sequences when using an electronic whistle. Supporting information in the video includes examples of various signals conducted by the first and second referees in applying proper mechanics.

Last spring, as COVID-19 information became more prevalent, the NFHS Volleyball Rules Committee promptly responded to help with health and safety concerns in the sport. The committee’s response resulted in the development of rules considerations related to social distancing and limiting contact to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“In recent months, volleyball officials quickly purchased electronic whistles to […]

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11/2/20 – Swimming Rules Clinic for Coaches and Officials Now Online

Officials Division Blog Updates

Now that the Healthy at Sports for Swimming has been published, the mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity, and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/

OFFICIALS

November 2 to December 28 (Officials) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
December 29 to January 17 (Officials) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
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10/1/20-2020 Basketball Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Because of the nature of current events as well as rules changes, coaches you are likely placing your team at a competitive disadvantage if you delay/put off/procrastinate the completion of this clinic. Officials, your failure to stay on top of these key provisions will likely lead to administrative errors.

Please ensure that you have read the COVID guidelines posted on the KHSAA website. Many restrictions on scheduling, out of state travel, and rules modifications are detailed in that document. See the various links at /covid-19-fall-resumption-documents-8-25-20-revised-8-31-20/

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section […]

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08/17/20 – Officials Incident Reports 101

Officials Division Blog Updates

Reprinted with written permission from Referee magazine.  For subscription information contact Referee magazine at 800–733-6100 or visit referee.com.

OFFICIAL INCIDENT REPORTS 101

If unsporting acts require the submission of an incident report to a school, league, association, or other governing body, officials should keep in mind the following to ensure a properly completed report:

The unsporting acts complained of are set forth unemotionally and without any exaggeration or commentary.

The official does not take a defensive position.

The official does not recite a list of plaudits received from others indicating what a great official he or she is.

The official indicates he or she has followed proper officiating mechanics.

The official indicates he or she has enforced the letter and the spirit of the rules.

The official sticks to the facts.

It is also recommended officials have their report reviewed by their association’s attorney, secretary or other designated game-report officer prior to submission.

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8/18/20 – Soccer Online Rules Clinic for Coaches and Officials Now Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

As coaches and officials begin to prepare for hopefully the beginning of the season, the mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer was available beginning yesterday, August 17.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity, and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/

OFFICIALS

August 17 to September 14 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
September 15 to October 3 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this […]

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08/18/20-2020 Football Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is now available. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Because of the nature of current events as well as rules changes, coaches you are likely placing your team at a competitive disadvantage if you delay/put off/procrastinate the completion of this clinic. Officials, your failure to stay on top of these key provisions will likely lead to administrative errors.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/

Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

August 17 to October 5 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will […]

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08/18/20 – Volleyball Online Rules Clinic for Coaches & Officials Now Available

Officials Division Blog Updates

As coaches and officials begin to prepare for hopefully the beginning of the season, the mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball was available beginning yesterday, August 17.  The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches (varsity, junior varsity and freshman) whether or not the coach receives pay.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/

OFFICIALS

August 17 to September 21 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
September 22 to October 10 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this […]

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08/10/20 – NFHS Officials Part 2 Exam Now Online for FB, FH, SO & VB

Field Hockey Blog Updates

We hope our officials continue to be safe and healthy as we continue a return to sports. 

Please note that the NFHS Part 2 exams for licensed officials in the sports of Football, Field Hockey, Soccer, and Volleyball are now available online. The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility consideration, will be open until Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).  

The tests will automatically close on Sept. 8 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). Login at https://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.  The exam is also used for advancements in levels of classification.

First-year officials are not required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official […]

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06/18/20 – NFHS to Halt Printing of Spring Sports Rules Publications; 2020 Rules to be Used in 2021 Season

Athletic Department Blog Updates

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Due to the cancellation of spring sports at high schools across the country, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) will not be publishing new rules (both print and digital) for 2021 in the sports of baseball, softball, track and field, girls lacrosse and boys lacrosse.

Because very few schools were able to compete in these sports prior to the March shutdown of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, competition in these sports in 2021 will be conducted under 2020 NFHS rules for baseball, softball, track and field, girls lacrosse and boys lacrosse.

“Since most schools were not able to practice or play a game in these sports, we thought it was best to carry the 2020 rules publications forward to next year,” said Dr. Karissa Niehoff, NFHS executive director. “Our rules committees in these sports will conduct virtual meetings this summer but will not be approving any additional rules […]

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06/08/20 – Officiating Supervisor of the Year Award Winner Selected

2019-2020 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2020

Despite the unfortunate cancellation of the spring sports season, the Association will still honor the outstanding work and commitment to student-athletes put forth by licensed officials in each spring sport. Each year, the KHSAA presents the Larry G. Boucher Jr. Supervisor of the Year Award to one individual in recognition of their efforts and dedication to their sport. Elizabethtown’s Jim Long was selected as the 2020 Supervisor of the Year for his contributions as a Soccer Assigning Secretary in the 5th Region.

The KHSAA will honor the top licensed officials for the 2019-20 season during the course of the year. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/court performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

One official in each sport will be named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation of their dedication […]

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05/18/20 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Softball

2019-2020 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2020

Despite the unfortunate cancellation of the spring sports season, the Association will still honor the outstanding work and commitment to student-athletes put forth by licensed officials in each spring sport. In recognition of their past efforts and dedication to softball, the Association has chosen the finalists for the sport’s Official of the Year Award. Of the 693 licensed officials in softball, Ed Smith (Covington) and Nathan Hall (Pippa Passes) were chosen as finalists with Smith selected as the 2020 KHSAA Softball Official of the Year.

The KHSAA will honor the top licensed officials for the 2019-20 season during the course of the year. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/court performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

One official in each sport will be named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation […]

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05/14/20 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Baseball

2019-2020 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2020

Despite the unfortunate cancellation of the spring sports season, the Association will still honor the outstanding work and commitment to student-athletes put forth by licensed officials in each spring sport. In recognition of their past efforts and dedication to baseball, the Association has chosen the finalists for the sport’s Official of the Year Award. Of the 798 licensed officials in baseball, Eugene Pikes (Louisville), JD Young (Independence) and Andy Thomasson (Bremen) were chosen as finalists with Pikes selected as the 2020 KHSAA Baseball Official of the Year.

The KHSAA will honor the top licensed officials for the 2019-20 season during the course of the year. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/court performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

One official in each sport will be named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport […]

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05/12/20 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Track & Field

2019-2020 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2020

Despite the unfortunate cancellation of the spring sports season, the Association will still honor the outstanding work and commitment to student-athletes put forth by licensed officials in each spring sport. In recognition of their past efforts and dedication to track & field, the Association has chosen the finalists for the sport’s Official of the Year Award. Of the 125 licensed officials in track & field, Bill Smith (Lawrenceburg) and Jerry Mohr (Fort Thomas) were chosen as finalists with Smith selected as the 2020 KHSAA Track & Field Official of the Year.

The KHSAA will honor the top licensed officials for the 2019-20 season during the course of the year. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/court performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

One official in each sport will be named “Outstanding Official of the […]

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05/06/20 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Basketball

2019-2020 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2020

Following the completion of the 2020 KHSAA Basketball season, the Association has chosen the finalists for the sport’s Official of the Year Award. Of the 1,782 licensed officials in basketball, Raymond Lightfoot (Frankfort), Hannah Reynolds (Island), Rian Craft (Burkesville) and Brian Johnson (Jenkins) were chosen as finalists with Lightfoot selected as the 2020 KHSAA Basketball Official of the Year.

The KHSAA will honor the top licensed officials for the 2019-20 season during the course of the year, with the honorees for each sport chosen in the weeks immediately following each respective sport’s championship. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/court performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

One official in each sport will be named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across […]

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05/04/20 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Swimming

2019-2020 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2020

Following the completion of the 2020 KHSAA Swimming & Diving season, the Association has chosen the finalists for the sport’s Official of the Year Award. Of the 204 licensed officials in swimming, Ruth Ann Bode (Fisherville) and Terri Tonges (Versailles) were chosen as finalists with Bode selected as the 2020 KHSAA Swimming Official of the Year.

The KHSAA will honor the top licensed officials for the 2019-20 season during the course of the year, with the honorees for each sport chosen in the weeks immediately following each respective sport’s championship. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/court performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

One official in each sport will be named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state. Winners […]

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05/01/20 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Wrestling

2019-2020 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2020

Following the completion of the 2020 KHSAA Wrestling season, the Association has chosen the finalists for the sport’s Official of the Year Award. Of the 94 licensed officials in wrestling, Brett Branson (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Jon Eschan (Union) were chosen as finalists with Branson selected as the 2020 KHSAA Wrestling Official of the Year.

The KHSAA will honor the top licensed officials for the 2019-20 season during the course of the year, with the honorees for each sport chosen in the weeks immediately following each respective sport’s championship. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/court performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

One official in each sport will be named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state. Winners are selected […]

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03/25/20 – Officiating Courses Available for Free Through July 1 on the NFHS Learning Center

2019-2020 News Releases

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 25, 2020) — Current high school sports officials, as well as individuals interested in joining the officiating ranks, will be able to access online education courses on the NFHS Learning Center for free through July 1.

Since many individuals are at home for an indefinite period of time due to the current worldwide health crisis, the NFHS has decided to make its 11 sports officiating courses available for free on the Learning Center at www.NFHSLearn.com.

“Everyone is looking for positive things to do at home during this difficult period of time, so we thought it would be a good opportunity for officials to take courses on the Learning Center to brush up on their skills,” said Dr. Karissa Niehoff, NFHS executive director. “As a means of encouraging more people to take advantage of this time at home, the NFHS is offering officiating courses for free until July 1.

“In addition to […]

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03/23/20 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Now Online for Baseball & Softball Umpires

Baseball Blog Updates

The NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Baseball and Softball are now available online.  Even during what we hope is a short time, while there are currently no games being played, officials may use this tool to increase their knowledge, brush up on the rules and situations or complete the exam to move to the various levels within the classification of officials.

First-year officials are not required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

The tests will be open until Monday, April 6 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). Login at https://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test.

Thank you for being a licensed official and we appreciate your patience during such unprecedented times.

– KHSAA –

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03/03/20 – SAFETY NOTICE – Bat Decertified and Ruled Non-Compliant for NFHS Rules; NOCSAE Ball Reminder, Middle School Play

Baseball Blog Updates

Louisville Slugger Meta 33″ Bat Not legal
The KHSAA received notification Monday afternoon from the NFHS that the Washington State University Sports Science Laboratory has advised that the BBCOR decertification review process had been implemented for the 33” model Louisville Slugger Meta Composite bat.

Therefore, effective immediately, this bat (33″ length Louisville Slugger Meta composite bat – 2020 Blue Bat) should be considered a non-compliant bat Pursuant to NFHS Baseball Rules 1-3-2d and 7-4-1a and not legal for play at any level until further notice.

NOCSAE Ball Certification and Middle School Contests
Also, we have received questions from coaches and umpires following the blog post advising of the NFHS rule requiring NOCSAE approved baseballs (Click Here to Read that Original post)

Questions are being received concerning middle school play and the requirement.  Please be advised while the NFHS rules address high school play, these are safety-related concerns and administrators and coaches at […]

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02/25/20 – Safety Concerns and Baseball Requirements for 2020 season

Baseball Blog Updates

In 2017, the NFHS adopted a playing rule dealing with safety and ball manufacturing that beginning Jan. 1, 2020, all baseballs used for high school competition shall meet the NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) standard and include the certified mark. This information has been included in annual rules clinics since to notify coaches of the pending requirement.

Questions have been asked by umpires and coaches of what to do if there were no such balls provided at the game site, should the game be played?

Rule 1-3-1 in the NFHS Rules Book details the requirement and unless otherwise mutually agreed upon, the home team has the responsibility to provide the balls.

The KHSAA Board of Control has mandated that in games where umpires arrive on-site and no NOCSAE approved baseballs are available to begin a contest, the contest shall not be played and will […]

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02/24/20 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Baseball Blog Updates

The 2020 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available. The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid.

HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES

  • For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, log in to https://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link entitled “View Online Rules Clinics“.
  • February 24 – April 14 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.
  • April 15 – May 4 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($100) during this period.
  • May 5 – May 18 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($200) during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will […]

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01/30/20 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Football

2019-2020 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2020

Following the completion of the 2019 KHSAA Football season, the Association has chosen the finalists for the sport’s Official of the Year Award. Of the 938 licensed officials in football, Shaun Williams (Lewisport), Jordan Tarrence (Lexington) and Gary Wise (Louisville) were chosen as finalists with Williams selected as the 2019 KHSAA Football Official of the Year.

The KHSAA will honor the top licensed officials for the 2019-20 season during the course of the year, with the honorees for each sport chosen in the weeks immediately following each respective sport’s championship. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/court performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

One official in each sport will be named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state. Winners […]

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11/25/19 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Now Online for BK, SW/D & WR Officials

Basketball Blog Updates

NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Swimming & Diving and Wrestling are now available online. The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility, will be open until Monday, December 9 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

The tests will automatically close at that exact time. Login at https://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

First-year officials are not required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

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11/21/19 – NFHS Announces Plans to Launch “Center for Officials Services”

Athletic Department Blog Updates

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (November 21, 2019) — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) will be launching an online platform for high school officials, effective with the 2020-21 school year.

The NFHS Center for Officials Services, with its technology platform created by DragonFly Athletics of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will offer a variety of services for officials, including registration, assessment, assignments and payments. In addition, NFHS Officials Association members will be able to access NFHS rules exams, NFHS digital rules books and case books, insurance information, video content and sport-specific officiating courses on the NFHS Learning Center.

In time, it is anticipated that the NFHS Center for Officials Services database would include all registered officials in NFHS member state associations. As a result, this new technology would assist the NFHS as it continues to recruit new officials through its #BecomeAnOfficial program as well as ongoing efforts to retain individuals who officiate high school contests.

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08/13/19 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Now Online for FB, FH, SO & VB Officials

Field Hockey Blog Updates

NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Football, Field Hockey, Soccer and Volleyball are now available online. The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility, will be open until Tuesday, August 27 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

The tests will automatically close at that exact time. Login at https://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

First-year officials are not required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

Please keep […]

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08/12/19 – Volleyball Online Rules Clinic Now Available for Coaches & Officials

Officials Division Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning today, August 12. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/

OFFICIALS

August 12 to September 16 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
September 17 to October 6 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
October 7 to Oct. 13 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will […]

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08/05/19 – Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available for Coaches and Officials

Officials Division Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning today, August 5. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels whether or not the coach receives pay.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org

OFFICIALS

  • August 5 to September 2 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 3 to September 22 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
  • September 23 to September 29 (Officials) – the […]

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2018-19 25-Year Officiating Recognition

Officials Division Awards

25-YEAR RECOGNITION
Officials currently licensed who have achieved 25 years of service to the member schools and students of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association are recognized for their contribution to the students of Kentucky. Officials who have completed 25 years of service as of the 2018-2019 school year were:

Baseball – James P. Bell, Derrick E. Berry, William R. Chapman, III, Dave Davis, Terrance C. George, Charles A. Henderson, Shawn Overbey, Marty Teasley, Lyle Travis.

Basketball – Scot Allison, John A. Burton, Terry A. Carter, Jim Clark, Curtis Dale Conn, Rick Creech, John K. Edelen, Byron Kelly Hall, Kenny Johnson, Eric Justice, Todd G. LaFollette, Ray Long, Jerry L. Martin, Sheryl Kay Mudd, Kevin L. O’Bryan, Shawn Overbey, John L. Pratt, Ronald Price, Cedric Robinson, Kenneth B. Robinson, II, James W. Sheridan, Joey Jack Shirley, Dennis Michael Smith, James Smoak, Tom Sparks, Steve Trosper, Patrick L. Vowels, […]

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Officials Annual Banquet and Award Winners

Officials Division Awards

ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
The KHSAA Awards Banquet for Licensed Officials is held annually to recognize outstanding officials in all sports. The banquet is held at the KHSAA Office in Lexington and is a free celebration where the KHSAA recognizes officials from across all sports.

PAST OFFICIALS OF THE YEAR
Baseball
1993 Don Gilmore
1995 Bart Rison
1996 Mondo Angelucci
1997 David Brooks
1998 Bill Macht
1999 Andy Strain
2000 Bill Bradley
2001 Keith Morgan
2002 Don White
2003 Mark Bryant
2004 Tracy Arflin
2005 Bob Eads
2006 Roger Fulks
2007 Brent Bradley
2008 Bob Kouns
2009 Will Begley
2010 Steve Thomas
2011 Terry Flener
2012 Shaun Williams
2013 Brian Napier
2014 Harvey Baxter
2015 Tony Gray
2016 Paul Schardein
2017 Randy Ross
2018 Scott Moore
[…]

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04/28/19 – Official of the Year Winners Announced

2018-2019 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2019

The KHSAA honored the top officials for 2019 during the Association’s 26th Annual Officials Recognition Banquet today at the Association’s headquarters. The ceremony recognized the finalists for each sport or sport-activity in which the KHSAA licenses officials, as well as the Larry G. Boucher Jr. Supervisor of the Year.

Finalists in each sport were selected through a combination of service to their association and excellence in officiating. One official in each sport was named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state. The Association also presented the annual Larry G. Boucher Jr. Supervisor of the Year Award during the ceremony.

Outstanding Official Nominees (winners listed first)
BASEBALL – Terry Carter (Madisonville), Robert Bauer (Cave City), Carl Johnson (Metropolis, Ill.)
BASKETBALL – Jeremy Grantham (Boaz), Kristi Eller (Louisville), Nathan […]

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04/16/19 – Official of the Year Candidates Announced

2018-2019 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2019

The KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2019 on April 28th at the Association’s 26th Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport in which the KHSAA licenses officials. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. with the program scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

Finalists in each sport were selected through a combination of service to their association and excellence in officiating. One official in each sport will be named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state. The Association will also present the annual Larry G. Boucher Jr. Supervisor of the Year Award during the ceremony.

Outstanding Official Nominees
BASEBALL – Robert Bauer (Cave City), Terry Carter (Madisonville), Carl Johnson (Metropolis, Ill.)
BASKETBALL – Kristi Eller (Louisville), […]

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03/18/19 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Baseball and Softball Officials

Baseball Blog Updates

NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Baseball and Softball are now available online. The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility, will be open until Monday, April 1 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

The tests will automatically close at that exact time. Login at https://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

First-year officials are not required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

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02/11/19 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Baseball Blog Updates

The 2019 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available. The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid.

HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES

  • For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, log in to https://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link entitled “View Online Rules Clinics“.
  • February 11 – April 15 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.
  • April 16 – May 5 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($100) during this period.
  • May 6 – May 19 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($200) during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.
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11/27/18 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming & Diving Officials

Basketball Blog Updates

NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming & Diving are now available online. The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility, will be open until Monday, Dec. 10 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

The tests will automatically close at that exact time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

First-year officials are not required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

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10/08/18- 2018-2019 Basketball Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now available following a minimal delay for system maintenance. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Because of the nature of this year’s rules changes and especially, points of emphasis, coaches you are potentially placing your team at a competitive disadvantage if you delay/put off/procrastinate the completion of this clinic. Officials, your failure to stay on top of these key changes will likely lead to administrative errors. It is an unusual year with minimal rules changes, but those that were made impact game administration.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

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10/01/18 – Swimming & Diving Rules Clinic Now Online

Officials Division Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Swimming & Diving is available beginning today, October 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

For officials, login to the officials’ subdomain at https://officials.khsaa.org/.

COACHES

October 1 to December 31 (Coaches) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
January 1 to January 20 (Coaches) – the Swimming & Diving Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
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08/13/18 – Field Hockey Part 2 Exam Notice to Officials

Field Hockey Blog Updates

The NFHS Field Hockey Part 2 Test is available to be taken online between midnight Eastern Time on August 13 and 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 27. The test will automatically close exactly at that time even if tests are in progress.

Login at https://officials.khsaa.org to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

First-year officials are NOT required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

There will be no late administration of the Part […]

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08/13/18 – Volleyball Part 2 Exam Notice to Officials

Officials Division Blog Updates

The NFHS Volleyball Part 2 Test is available to be taken online between midnight Eastern Time on August 13 and 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 27. The test will automatically close exactly at that time even if tests are in progress.

Login at https://officials.khsaa.org/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

First-year officials are NOT required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

There will be no late administration of the Part […]

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06/19/18 – Soccer Officials Camp

Officials Division Blog Updates

Registration is now open for the 2018 KHSAA Soccer Officials Advanced Camp. This year’s camp will be held July 27-28 in Lexington. 

Tentative Agenda

Friday – 12 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Classroom Topics and Review – KHSAA Office
Saturday – 8 a.m. until TBD – On-field evaluation (schedules will be passed out Friday night – no guarantee of scheduled evaluation time) – Site TBD

Camp Fees

$50 Advanced Registration (until July 15)
$75 Late Registration (until July 16 to July 25)

To register and pay (must be done individually), use the link below:
Register/Pay for Camp Click Here

Bluegrass State Games

Please note that you must also register to officiate games for the Bluegrass State Games. For directions on how to register for the Bluegrass State Games, click the link below:

http://media-3.gameofficials.net/Directions_to_Apply_to_Officiate_BGSG_1.pdf 

Housing

Housing is available through the Bluegrass State Games when you officiate. Ensure you have reserved your housing as a part of […]

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01/19/18 – Softball Umpire Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Officials Division Blog Updates

Registration for the 2018 KHSAA Softball Umpires Advanced Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire in the postseason. Attendance at this camp will qualify through 2021. Attendance at Officiate Kentucky Day met the Advanced Camp requirement. 

Camp Date

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Location

Owensboro High School – 1800 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301 

Camp Fee 

$46.00 registration before February 1.  

Camp Staff

Paul Lewis

Kenny Clark

John Smart

Charles Standiford

JT Taylor

David Pentecost

Todd Harper

Tentative Topics & Agenda (Times are Central Standard Time)

8:00-8:30 a.m. – Registration
8:30-9:00 a.m. – Welcome, Introductions, Review Agenda
9:00-9:15 a.m. – KHSAA Assistant Commissioner Darren Bilberry
9:15-12:00 p.m. – Classroom Instruction
12:00-1:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:15-2:15 p.m. – Plate Work
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Base Work
3:30-4:30 p.m. – 3 person mechanics / Q&A

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01/19/18 – Baseball Umpire Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

Baseball Blog Updates

Registration for the 2018 KHSAA Baseball Umpires Advance Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once ever four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire in the postseason.  Attendance at this camp will qualify through 2021.  Attendance at Officiate Kentucky met the Advance Camp requirement. 

Camp Date
Saturday, February 10 – Johnson Central High School

Camp Fee
$50 registration before Feb. 7.

Camp Staff
Clarence Coleman – KHSAA Assigning Secretary, Kentuckiana Baseball Umpires Association

Keith Morgan – KHSAA Assigning Secretary Central Kentucky Umpires Association

Keith Shartzer – Kentuckiana Umpires Association

Andy Strain – Tri-State Officials Association

Joe Lubarsky – Kentuckiana Umpires Association

Tentative Topics & Agenda (Times are ET)
8-8:30 a.m. – Registration
8:30-8:45 a.m. – Welcome, Introductions, Review Agenda KHSAA Associate Commissioner Butch Cope
8:45-9:45 a.m. – Malicious Contact / Force Play Rule 
9:45-10 a.m. – Break
10 a.m.-Noon – Group Sessions (G1-1-6 […]

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11/27/17 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming Diving Officials

Basketball Blog Updates

NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming & Diving are now available online.  The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility, will be open until Monday, Dec. 11 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

The tests will automatically close at that exact time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

First-year officials are not required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

Please keep […]

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10/11/17- 2017-2018 Basketball Rules Clinic Online Now

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials.

HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES

  • The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid.
  • For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“. 
  • October 11 to January 23  – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • January 24 to February 12  – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period. This late fee will be refunded to new (first year) coaches (first time ever in basketball, not the first year at a school). If this first-year exemption […]

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Soccer Part 2 Test Available for Officials

Officials Division Blog Updates

This is a reminder to all licensed Soccer Officials that the NFHS Soccer Part 2 Test is available online from Monday, August 14 until Monday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

Please also be mindful that the rules clinic for officials remains free online until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sept. 4. You will need to login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to view the clinic. After September 4, the clinic will […]

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8/08/17 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning August 8. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

August 8 to September 4 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
September 5 to September 24 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
September 25 to October 1 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

COACHES

August 8 to September 5 (Coaches) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and […]

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08/08/17 – Volleyball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Officials Division Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning August 8. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

August 8 to September 11 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
September 12 to October 1 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
October 2 to October 8 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

COACHES

August 8 to September 12 (Coaches) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and […]

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08/08/17-Football Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is now available following a minimal delay for system maintenance. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

August 8 to September 28 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
September 29 to October 18 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
October 19 to October 25 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($60) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

COACHES

August 8 to September 29 (Coaches) – the Football Clinic […]

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08/01/17-Football Officiating Crew Communication Devices Guidelines and Restrictions

Football Blog Updates

KHSAA VARSITY FOOTBALL OFFICIALS

WIRELESS CREW COMMUNICATION DEVICES – GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS
With continued changes in technology, communication devices worn by officials are becoming more and more common place. While most understand that these devices can benefit the communication between members of an officiating crew, officials must be prepared to deal with the responsibility for using such device.

DEFINITIONS

  • For KHSAA varsity football contests, a Wireless Communication Device is defined as a two-way radio with an attached earpiece and push to talk microphone.
  • Other types of communication devices are prohibited and may not be carried by an official during competition.

GENERAL USE

  • Crew communication devices MAY be used during all games if used in accordance with these guidelines.
  • Officials should be ever mindful that the vast majority of radio systems are NOT secure from the public.
  • Careful attention must be paid to what is said when speaking use the headsets and the […]

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07/29/17 – KHSAA Recognizes Top Officials During Officiate Kentucky Day

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2017

With nearly 700 officials in attendance for the first-ever Officiate Kentucky Day, the KHSAA honored its top officials of the 2016-17 season during the day’s festivities at the Marriott Louisville Downtown. The top officials for each sport or sport-activity the Association licenses officials were honored as part of the annual officials recognition program during a luncheon on Saturday.

This year’s nominees and winners (in bold) for the 2016-17 season are:

Baseball — Randy Ross (Morehead), Bryan Hockman (Russellville), Kyle Maggard (Hazard),
Basketball — Molly Caldwell (Lexington), Kristie Combs (Hazard), Tim Trent (Pikeville), Barry Vincent (Bowling Green)
Competitive Cheer — Ruth Sorace (Elizabethtown), Judy Lowry (Lexington)
Field Hockey — Mary Brainard (Lexington), Craig Kalbfleisch (Louisville)
Football — Brian Taylor (Russell), Joe Ammerman (Cynthiana), Tyrone Fields (Whitesburg)
Soccer — Keith Green (Wingo), Eric Morwessel (Ft. Wright)
Softball — Chuck Standiford (Hopkinsville), Mike Carby (Bowling […]

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07/26/17 – KHSAA To Host Officiate Kentucky Day This Saturday In Louisville

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2017

The KHSAA will host the first-ever Officiate Kentucky Day on Saturday, July 29 at the Marriott Louisville Downtown in conjunction with the 2017 National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Annual Summit (July 30-August 1). More than 650 attendees will convene in Louisville for this one-day gathering designed to educate officials, exchange valuable information and celebrate their involvement in the industry.

Saturday’s festivities begin with an opening session at 8:30 a.m. with topical breakout sessions scheduled throughout the day, culminating with a closing session at 4:30 p.m. featuring Fox Sports Rules Analyst Mike Pereira as the keynote speaker. A full schedule of events can be found at http://khsaa.org/officiate-kentucky-day-july-29-2017-schedule-of-events/; with a list of speakers and presenters available at http://khsaa.org/officiate-kentucky-day-speakers/.

As part of the day’s activities, the KHSAA will conduct its annual Outstanding Official of the Year Awards program for the […]

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Officiate Kentucky Day – Speakers

Officiate Kentucky Day 2017

Keith Alexander
LHSAA Assistant Executive Director
Assistant Executive Director of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. Director of officials responsible for cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, powerlifting and sports medicine. Officiated 10 years of high school football including Arkansas 4A state finals in 2004, six years of NCAA Division II football, 18 years of high school basketball with several state championship appearances
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Charles Breithaupt
University Interscholastic League, Executive Director
Executive Director of the University Interscholastic League (UIL); oversees 1500 high schools and 30,000 coaches. Previously coached high school football, basketball, baseball and cross-country; named coach of the year nine times; inducted into Texas high school basketball hall of fame in 2003 and the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame in 2014
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Don Collins
Commissioner of the San Francisco Section of the CIF
California Interscholastic Federation, San Francisco Section commissioner, […]

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