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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.
January 21 to February 3 […]

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

Officials Division Blog Updates

The NFHS Soccer 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 2 […]

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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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08/13/18 – Football Part 2 Exam Available for Officials

Football Blog Updates

The NFHS Football Part 2 Test is available to be taken online between midnight Eastern Time on August 14 and midnight Eastern Time on August 28. 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 […]

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08/06/18 – 2018 Soccer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning today, August 6. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, regardless of 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

  • August 3 to September 3 (Coaches) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 4 to September 23 (Coaches) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • September 24 to October 7 (Coaches) […]

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08/06/18 – Volleyball Online Rules Clinic for Coaches & Officials Now Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning today, August 6. 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 6 to September 2 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
September 3 to September 22 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
September 23 to September 29 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will […]

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08/06/18-2018 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.

Because of the nature of this year’s rules changes, coaches you are 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 are not only safety-related, but 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 […]

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07/17/18 – Officials Division Updates- Assigning Secretary Contracts/Payments

Athletic Department Blog Updates

As we are now set to begin another year, please review the following changes that are now in place with regard to the KHSAA Officials Division:

ASSIGNING SECRETARY CONTRACTS
Fall Sports Assigning Secretaries contracts will be emailed the week of July 16.  Winter Sports will be emailed in September and Spring sports in January.  

ASSIGNING SECRETARY PAY – OF116
Assigners will no longer complete the OF116 Assigning Pay online form.  This form will be revised and submitted by the Regional Policy Board Chairs (RPBC).  The RPBC will be responsible for gathering the information and collecting payment from schools/local associations and submit the data through the OF116. 

The KHSAA will then create an invoice for the Regional Policy Board (RPB) to be sent to the RPBC and then the RPBC will remit funds to the KHSAA.  The KHSAA will then issue payment to the Assigners.  This should help streamline the process and eliminate the […]

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07/17/18 – Officials Division Updates- Scratches and Evaluations

Athletic Department Blog Updates

As we are now set to begin another year, please review the following changes that are now in place with regard to the KHSAA Officials Division:

SCRATCHES
The KHSAA Board of Control approved two changes with regard to scratches beginning in 2018-19. 

Per the Federal Court Order of 1971, as amended in 1987, schools must be given an opportunity to scratch an official. However those limitations have been varied over the years and in many cases, have created near impossible situations for assigners to staff games or selective desires by coaches. Standardizing the number of scratches allows for their continued use in those limited situations where they are deemed essential without allowing for the “gamesmanship” that sometimes occurs within the system.

Beginning this year, a coach/school may now have not less than two (2) and not more than (3) scratches in any sport.  Scratches must be denoted at the beginning of the year.  Local […]

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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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06/12/18 – Soccer Officials Shirt

Officials Division Blog Updates

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association worked in conjunction with Smitty’s to manufacture a Soccer officials’ shirt. Below are front/back photos of the finished product.

Inventory is available to official KHSAA licensed vendors.  Currently, the licensed vendors are:

  • Honig’s
  • JK Davis Officials Supplies
  • Ump-attire.com
  • Fifth Region Officials Supplies
  • House of Soccer

Contact vendor information is listed on the officials’ page of the KHSAA website using the following link:  https://khsaa.org/officials/officiating-information/

Postseason:

  • The shirt will be required for all postseason play in 2018.

Regular Season:

For 2018, officials may utilize one of two permissible shirts during the regular season:

  • Option 1-
    Gold soccer officials’ shirt with black pinstripes;
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06/12/18 – Volleyball Officials Camp Registration Now Open

Officials Division Blog Updates

Registration is now open for the 2018 KHSAA Volleyball Officials Camp.  This year’s camp will be held August 3-4 in Lexington.  

Tentative Agenda
Friday – 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Classroom Topics and Review Karen McNaught, NFHS Volleyball Rules Committee – KHSAA Office
Saturday – 8 a.m. until TBD – On-court evaluation – two matches (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

Housing
Housing is up to each individual. Should you need assistance with dorm housing, you may contact Shannon Cantrell who is with UK Dorm Housing for a discounted rate. Contact her at uksch@uky.edu or apply online at https://uky.irisregistration.com/Register?code=Individual.

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05/06/18 – Official of the Year Winners Announced

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2018

The KHSAA honored the top officials for 2018 during the Association’s 25th 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 in bold)
BASEBALL – Dale Conn (Harold), Hilton Isable (Bowling Green), Scott Moore (Union)
BASKETBALL – Kristie Combs (Hazard), Tyrone Fields (Whitesburg), James Johns (Louisville), Raymond Lightfoot […]

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04/06/18 – Official of the Year Candidates Announced

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2018

The KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2018 on May 6th at the Association’s 25th 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 – Dale Conn (Harold), Hilton Isable (Bowling Green), Scott Moore (Union)

BASKETBALL – Kristie Combs (Hazard), Tyrone Fields (Whitesburg), […]

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02/12/18 – Baseball Rules Clinic Now Available Online

Baseball Blog Updates

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

Below is additional information:

OFFICIALS

February 12 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 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

February 12 to April 17 (Coaches) – the Baseball Clinic will be online only and may […]

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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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01/01/18 – 2018 Softball Umpire Advanced Camp

Officials Division Blog Updates

The 2018 Softball Umpires Advanced Camp will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Owensboro High School in Owensboro, KY. Advanced Camp attendance is required every four years for postseason eligibility. 

The camp fee will be $46.00 for an early registration period and $71.00 for late registration. The tentative schedule will have registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. Central Standard Time with the camp concluding at 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Registration information will be available soon. 

Attendance at Officiate Kentucky Day this past July met the requirement for the Advanced Camp. 

Contact the KHSAA office with any questions. 

– KHSAA –

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12/22/17 – 2018 Baseball Umpire Advance Camp – Save the Date

Baseball Blog Updates

Mark your calendars for the 2018 KHSAA Baseball Umpires Advanced Camp which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Johnson Central High School in Paintsville.  Advanced Camp attendance is required once every four years for postseason eligibility.

Registration information will be available soon, but we wanted umpires to save the date if attendance will be needed.  

The camp fee will again be $50 for an early registration period and then $75 for late registration.  The tentative schedule will have registration beginning at 8 a.m. and the camp concluding at 4 p.m.

Attendance at Officiate Kentucky Day back in July met the requirement of the Advanced Camp.  Those that registered and attended OKD have received credit to their accounts.

Contact the KHSAA Office with any questions.

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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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08/14/17 – Football Part 2 Exam Available for Officials

Football Blog Updates

The NFHS Football Part 2 Test is available to be taken online between midnight Eastern Time on August 14 and midnight Eastern Time on August 28. The test will automatically close exactly at that time even if tests are in progress. 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.

There will be no late administration of the Part 2 exam.

 

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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 […]

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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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05/01/17 – 2017 Officiate Kentucky Day Reminder

Officials Division Blog Updates

Officials are reminded that Officiate Kentucky Day (OKD) will take place on Saturday, July 29th in Louisville. Space for this event is limited (and is already more than 50% sold out) and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Particularly for those sports that require Advanced Camp attendance to be considered for the postseason (Softball, Baseball, Volleyball and Soccer currently, and Football and Basketball beginning with the 2018-2019 seasons), attendance at OKD will satisfy this requirement for a four-year period! Please note this will be the only event offered this year in any sport that will meet the Advanced Camp requirement.

Following OKD, the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) will be having its Annual Summit at the same venue from July 30th until August 1st. Both events will provide a great opportunity to be exposed to the highest levels and advanced topics in officiating today.

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04/14/17 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Track & Field Officials

Officials Division Blog Updates

This email is being sent to all licensed Track & Field Officials.

The Track & Field Part 2 Test is now available online from April 14 until Friday, April 28 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to complete the online test.

The Part 2 Exam allows for officials to obtain a Level 2 or Level 3 rating with the KHSAA (for details see the Officials Division Section within the KHSAA Policies and Procedures published in the KHSAA Handbook – Page 6).
http://khsaa.org/handbook/20162017/policies.pdf

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.

Also, remember registration is open […]

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03/30/17 – KHSAA Revising Office Hours Effective April 3, 2017

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Effective April 3, 2017, the KHSAA will have new office hours. The office will open each day at 7:30 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Logistical and traffic issues (both current and anticipated) in the surrounding area near the office, in particular, the opening of the new Frederick Douglass High School have created this necessity.

We appreciate the understanding of our membership and various constituencies.

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03/21/17 – Softball Part 2 Test Now Available

Officials Division Blog Updates

The NFHS Softball Part 2 Test will be available online from Monday, March 20th, until Monday, April 3rd 11:59 p.m. EST. The test will automatically close at this time. Officials can 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 in the postseason.

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 in mind that there are no extensions or late fees to be able to take the exam outside of the window listed above. 

Please also be mindful that the Online Rules Clinic remains free through April 10th. You can login at […]

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03/20/17 – Baseball Part 2 Test Now Available

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The Baseball NFHS Part 2 Test will be available online from March 20 until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, April 3. The test 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.

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 in mind that there are no extensions or late fees to be able to take the exam outside of the window listed above.

Please also be mindful that the rules clinic remains free online through April 10. You will […]

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OF123-Officiate Kentucky Day – Registration Form

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OF122-Officiate Kentucky Day – Sponsorship Application

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Officiate Kentucky Day – July 29, 2017 – Schedule of Events

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01/30/17 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Baseball Blog Updates

The 2017 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Baseball is now available.

COACHES DEADLINE

  • January 30 – April 10 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.
  • April 11 – May 7 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($100) during this period.
  • May 8 – May 21 – 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.

OFFICIALS DEADLINE

  • January 30 – April 10 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials at no charge during this period.
  • April 11 – May 7 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials for the late fee ($30) during this period.
  • May 8 – May 14 – the Clinic may […]

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