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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.

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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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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.

Please keep in mind that there […]

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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.

Please keep […]

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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“.

For officials, […]

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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;
    If the gold […]

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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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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.

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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 […]

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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

2016-2017 News Releases

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

Baseball Blog Updates

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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01/16/17- Reminder about Religious Uniform Accommodations

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Frequently in the NFHS Playing rules, there is a reference to the prohibition on items being worn by participants without documented evidence provided by the state association.

For example, in NFHS Basketball Rule 3-5-4e(b), there is a statement allowing head coverings for religious reasons that reads, “In the event there is documented evidence provided to the state association that a participants may not expose his/her uncovered head, the state association may approve a covering or wrap which is not abrasive, hard or dangerous to any other player, and which is attached in such a way it is highly unlikely it will come off during play.” 

In the event that an official encounters this type of head covering and is alerted to such by the head coach of the team (in any sport), officials should allow the wearing of the head cover (or other uniform accommodation) provided it does not appear to be dangerous to any other […]

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01/03/17 – ArbiterPay Option for Schools for Payment of Officials

Athletic Department Blog Updates

As was shared with those that were attendance at the Annual Meeting, the KHSAA has now finalized a review and approval giving member schools the option to pay licensed officials online (some schools have already started using this service) through ArbiterPay (A Division of Arbiter Sports).

While the assignment of officials has been done through Arbitersports.com in the past, this added resource (ArbiterPay) has been reviewed and approved by the KHSAA Board of Control and has been given positive referral by the Kentucky State Auditor’s office.

ArbiterPay Questions
What is ArbiterPay?
ArbiterPay or “RefPay” is the web based software that pays officials electronically through Electronic Funds Transfer (ETF). ArbiterPay is completely integrated with ArbiterOne so school administration can pay officials with the click of a button once the system is properly configured.

What are the benefits of paying officials through ArbiterPay?

  • Can eliminate vouchers
  • Eliminates check processing
  • Eliminates checks to the wrong official
  • Eliminates postage
  • Eliminates lost or stolen checks
  • Eliminates bookkeeping headaches
  • Eliminates stop […]

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  • 12/23/16 – 2017 Soccer Advanced Camp with Officiate Kentucky Day

    Officials Division Blog Updates

    Soccer Officials planning for their summer and advanced camp requirement are advised that for the 2017 season, advanced camp credit will only be awarded for those in attendance at the KHSAA’s Officiate Kentucky Day on July 29 in Louisville.

    There will not be any other advanced camp offered for 2017. Those that need camp attendance to be eligible for Region/State assignments in 2017 are required to attend Officiate Kentucky Day. For those still wanting to work the Bluegrass State Games, that opportunity will still be available. However, no credit for the advanced camp will given for that participation.  

    Additional information on Officiate Kentucky Day (July 29, 2017) will be posted online at www.officiatekyday.org as finalized. Information on the National Association of Sports Officials Summit (July 30-August 1, 2017) will be posted online at www.naso.org.

    – KHSAA –

    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list […]

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    12/12/16- Officiate Kentucky Day Information

    Baseball Blog Updates

    OFFICIATE KENTUCKY DAY
    Saturday, July 29
    Marriott Downtown – Louisville

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

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

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

    Legendary sports officials and industry leaders including Jerry Markbriet, Billy Kennedy, Steve Shaw, Joe Crawford, Dean Blandino, Bill Carollo, Scott Green, Marcy Weston, Sandra Serafini, Steve Javie, Tom Lopes, […]

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    11/28/16 – Basketball Part 2 Test Reminder

    Basketball Blog Updates

    The NFHS Basketball Part 2 Test is available online from midnight Eastern Time on November 27 through midnight Eastern Time on December 12. 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.

    Please also be mindful that the rules clinic remains free online through midnight Eastern Time January […]

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    12/14/16 – 2017 Baseball Advanced Umpires Camp with Officiate Kentucky Day

    Baseball Blog Updates

    Baseball Umpires planning their spring and advanced camp requirement are advised that for the 2017 season, advanced camp credit will be awarded for those in attendance at the KHSAA’s Officiate Kentucky Day on July 29 in Louisville.

    There will not be any other advanced camp offered for 2017. Those that need camp attendance to be eligible for Region/State assignments in 2017 are required to attend Officiate Kentucky Day or to attend camp in the winter/spring of 2018.

    Additional information on Officiate Kentucky Day (July 29, 2017) will be posted online at www.officiatekyday.org as finalized. Information on the National Association of Sports Officials Summit (July 30-August 1, 2017) will be posted online at www.naso.org.

    – KHSAA –

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

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    10/03/16- 2016-2017 Basketball Rules Clinic Online Now

    Basketball 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 of 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 5 to January 9  – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • January 10 to February 5  – 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 is needed, contact […]

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    08/15/16 – Soccer Part 2 Test Now Available

    Officials Division Blog Updates

    The Soccer Part 2 Test will be available online from midnight Eastern Time on August 15 through midnight Eastern Time on August 29. 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 remains free online through midnight Eastern Time September 5. You will need to login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to view the clinic. After September 5, the clinic will be available online but only with the […]

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    08/15/16 – Volleyball Part 2 Test Now Available

    Officials Division Blog Updates

    The Volleyball Part 2 Test will be available online from midnight Eastern Time on August 15 through midnight Eastern Time on August 29. 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 remains free online through midnight Eastern Time September 5. You will need to login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to view the clinic. After September 5, the clinic will be available online but only with the […]

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    08/15/16 – Part 2 Football Test Reminder

    Football Blog Updates

    The Part 2 Test will be available online from midnight Eastern Time on August 15 through midnight Eastern Time on August 29. 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 remains free online through midnight Eastern Time September 19, however your assignments are subject to cancellation at any time for failure to complete the clinic. Certainly, no official should be officiating any contest at the high school […]

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    08/01/16 – 2016 Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available Online

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 1. Remember, the clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

    Below is additional information:

    OFFICIALS

    • August 8 to September 12 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • September 13 to October 9 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    • October 10 to October 16 (Officials) – the Cross Country 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 […]

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    08/01/16 – 2016 Field Hockey Online Rules Clinic Now Available

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Field Hockey is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

    Below is additional information:

    OFFICIALS

    • August 8 to August 29 (Officials) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • August 30 to September 25 (Officials) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    • September 26 to October 2 (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.

    COACHES

    • August 8 to August 29 (Coaches) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be […]

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    08/01/16 – 2016 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 1. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

    Below is additional information:

    OFFICIALS

    • August 1 to August 29 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • August 30 to September 25 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    • September 26 to October 2 (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 1 to August 29 (Coaches) – […]

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    08/01/16 – 2016 Golf Online Rules Clinic Now Available

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Golf is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required for all head and assistant coaches. 

    • August 1 to August 15 – the Golf Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • August 16 to September 11 – the Golf Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
    • September 12 to September 25  – the Golf 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 many HTML5 enabled mobile devices and tablets (to view system requirements click on the Resources tab from within the clinic once the clinic has […]

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    08/01/16 – 2016 Competitive Cheer Online Rules Clinic Now Available

    Cheer Blog Updates

    The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport activity of competitive cheer is available beginning August 1. The clinic is required of all officials (judges) as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

    Below is additional information:

    OFFICIALS (JUDGES)

    August 1 to September 19 (Officials) – the Competitive Cheer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    September 20 to October 16 (Officials) – the Competitive Cheer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    October 17 to October 23 (Officials) – the Competitive Cheer 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 1 to September 19 (Coaches) – the Competitive […]

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    08/01/16 – 2016 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 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.

    Below is additional information:

    OFFICIALS

    August 1 to September 5 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    September 6 to October 2 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    October 3 to October 9 (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 1 to September 5 (Coaches) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may […]

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    08/01/16 – 2016 Football Rules Clinic Now Available Online

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is available beginning August 1. THOUGH THERE ARE MINIMAL RULE CHANGES, one is major to the way the game is coached and officiated and both groups should take the clinic as soon as possible. Remember, 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 1 to September 19 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • September 20 to October 16 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    • October 17 to October 23 (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 […]

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    06/17/16 – Soccer Officials Advanced Camp Registration Open

    Officials Division

    Registration is now open for the 2016 KHSAA Soccer Officials Advanced Camp. This year’s camp will be held July 22-23 in Lexington. Licensed officials are required to attend this camp once every four years to be eligible to work Region/State postseason contests.

    Tentative Agenda

    Friday, July 22 – 1 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – Classroom Topics and Review at the KHSAA Office
    Saturday, July 23 – 8 a.m. until TBD – Field evaluations – To be scheduled around your assignments at the Bluegrass State Games

    Camp Fees

    $60 Advanced Registration (until July 15)
    $85 Late Registration (July 16 to July 21)

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

    Bluegrass State Games

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

    Housing

    Housing is available at no cost through the […]

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    05/27/16 – Volleyball Officials Advanced Camp Registration Open

    Officials Division Blog Updates

    Registration is now open for the 2016 KHSAA Volleyball Officials Advanced Camp.  This year’s camp will be held July 29-30 in Lexington.  Licensed officials are required to attend this camp once every four years to be eligible to work Region/State postseason contests.

    Tentative Agenda
    Friday – 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Classroom Topics and Review – 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). – Kentucky Basketball Academy

    Camp Fees
    $60 Advanced Registration (until July 15)
    $85 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 Paula Licato who is with UK Dorm Housing for a discounted rate. Contact her at paula.licato@uky.edu or by calling […]

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    3/03/16 – Softball Umpire Clinic

    Officials Division Blog Updates

    This is a reminder that the 2016 KHSAA Softball Umpire Clinic will be Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Franklin County High School. This clinic must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments, but will not replace the mandatory online clinic.  

    Camp Date

    Saturday, March 5, 2016

    Location

    Franklin County High School, 1100 East Main Street Frankfort, KY. 40601

    Umpires should park in the front of the school and go through the front doors and straight down the hall to the library on the right for registration. You should leave your gear in your cars.   

    Topics & Agenda (Times are EST)

    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 on your own
    1:15-2:00 p.m. – Plate Work/Base Work
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    02/09/16 – Softball Umpires Camp Registration Now Open

    Officials Division Blog Updates

    Registration for the 2016 KHSAA Softball Umpires Advanced Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments.

    Camp Date

    Saturday, March 5, 2016

    Location

    Franklin County High School, 1100 East Main Street Frankfort, KY. 40601 

    Camp Fee 

    $46.00 early registration before February  26.  
    $71.00 late registration after February 27 until March 3.

    Camp Staff

    Paul Lewis

    Kenny Clark

    John Smart

    Charles Standiford

    JT Taylor

    Tracy Spickard

    Tentative Topics & Agenda (Times are ET)

    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 on your own
    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

    You will need to bring all your plate gear. Everyone attending camp is required to be in approved KHSAA Umpire’s uniform.

    For additional questions, contact Darren Bilberry at 859-299-5472 or dbilberry@khsaa.org

    Registration
    Click […]

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    02/02/16 – Softball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

    Officials Division Blog Updates

    The 2016 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Softball is now available.

    Coaches Deadline
    February 1 – March 7 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.

    March 8 – April 4 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($100) during this period.

    April 5 – May 22 – 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
    February 1 – March 21 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials at no charge during this period.

    March 22 – April 25 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials for the late fee ($30) during this period.

    April 26 – May 7 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials for the late fee ($60) during this period. […]

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    02/01/16 – Baseball Online Rules Clinic Now Available

    Baseball Blog Updates

    The 2016 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
    February 1 – March 7 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.

    March 8 – April 4 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($100) during this period.

    April 5 – May 22 – 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
    February 1 – March 21 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials at no charge during this period.

    March 22 – April 25 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials for the late fee ($30) during this period.

    April 26 – May 7 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials for the late fee ($60) during this period. […]

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    01/04/16 – Baseball Umpire Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

    Baseball Blog Updates

    Registration for the 2016 KHSAA Baseball Umpires Advance Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments.

    Camp Date
    Saturday, February 13 – Hopkins Co. Central High School

    Camp Fee
    $50 early registration before Feb. 1.
    $75 late registration after Feb. 2 until Feb. 11.

    Camp Staff
    Clarence Coleman – 37-year veteran; KHSAA Assigning Secretary, Kentuckiana Baseball Umpires Association

    Keith Morgan – 38-year veteran; Umpire, Central Kentucky Umpires Association

    Keith Shartzer – 41-year veteran; Umpire, Kentuckiana Umpires Association

    Andy Strain – 38-year veteran; Umpire, Tri-State Officials Association

    Kyle McNeely – Former Chair NFHS Baseball Rules Committee and OHSAA Director of Officials’ Development for baseball.

    Tentative Topics & Agenda (Times are CT)
    8-8:30 a.m. – Registration
    8:30-9 a.m. – Welcome, Introductions, Review Agenda
    9-9:15 a.m. – KHSAA Associate Commissioner Butch Cope
    9:15-11:30 a.m. – Split into groups 
    11:30-12:30 p.m. – Lunch
    12:30-2 p.m. – Rotate Groups
    2-3 […]

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    10/06/15- Basketball Rules Clinic Online for 15-16

    Basketball 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 of 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 5 to December 14  – the Basketball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • December 15 to January 18  – 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 is needed, contact […]

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    08/11/15 – Football Rules Clinic Now Available Online

    Football Blog Updates

    The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Football is available beginning today, August 11. Below is additional information:

    OFFICIALS

    • August 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • September 1 to October 19 (Officials) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    • October 20 to October 31 (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 10 to September 7 (Coaches) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • September 8 to October 5 (Coaches) – the Football Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
    • October […]

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    08/10/15 Field Hockey 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 10. Below is additional information:

    OFFICIALS

    • August 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the  Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • September 1 to October 5 (Officials) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    • October 6 to October 17 (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.

    COACHES

    • August 10 to September 7 (Coaches) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • September 8 to October 5 (Coaches) – the Field Hockey Clinic will be online only […]

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    08/10/15 – Volleyball Rules Clinic Now Online

    Officials Division Blog Updates

    The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Volleyball is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:

    OFFICIALS

    • August 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • September 1 to October 5 (Officials) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    • October 6 to October 17 (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 10 to September 7 (Coaches) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • September 8 to October 5 (Coaches) – the Volleyball Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
    • October […]

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    08/10/15 Soccer Rules Clinic Now Available

    Officials Division Blog Updates

    The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer is available beginning today, August 10. Below is additional information:

    OFFICIALS

    • August 10 to August 31 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • September 1 to September 28 (Officials) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    • September 29 to October 10 (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 10 to September 7 (Coaches) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • September 8 to October 5 (Coaches) – the Soccer Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
    • October 6 to October […]

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    08/10/15 – Cross Country 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 10. Below is additional information:

    OFFICIALS

    • August 10 to September 7 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • September 8 to October 12 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($30) during this period.
    • October 13 to October 26 (Officials) – the Cross Country 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 10 to September 7 (Coaches) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
    • September 8 to October 5 (Coaches) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online […]

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    06/10/15 – Soccer Referee’s Advanced Camp for 2015

    Officials Division Blog Updates

    The Advanced Camp for Soccer referees will again be held in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games. We will be taking applications for this camp beginning today. Camp is scheduled for July 24 & 25 and will cost $55 (officials will be compensated for each match officiated by the BGSG).

    As in the past, participants will be housed in a dorm on the UK campus (at no cost) through the BGSG organization. For information on the camp, visit our Soccer page on the KHSAA website, where you will find the information for the KHSAA Referee camp (Soccer Referee Camp Information).

    You must also […]

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    06/08/15 – Volleyball Officials Advanced Camp Date Set

    Officials Division Blog Updates

    The 2015 KHSAA Volleyball Advanced Officials Camp will be held July 31-Aug. 1 in Lexington in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games.  This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to officiate in region or state tournaments. 

    Camp Date/Site
    July 31-Aug. 1 – Lexington, KHSAA Office & Kentucky Basketball Academy (w/ Bluegrass State Games)

    Tentative Agenda
    Friday – 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Classroom Topics and Review
    Saturday – 8 a.m. until TBD – On-court evaluation – two matches (schedules will be passed out Friday night – no guarantee of scheduled evaluation time).

    Camp Fees
    $60 Advanced Registration (until July 13)
    $85 Late Registration (until July 14 to July 22)

     

    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 Paula Licato who is with UK Dorm Housing for a discounted […]

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    05/26/2015 – Officials registration is now open

    Officials Division Blog Updates

    This is being sent to all previously licensed KHSAA officials:

    Registration for all officials is now available by clicking the “Officials Login” button at the top of the main KHSAA website, http://www.khsaa.org/. The total registration fee for officials is unchanged from the rates for 2014-2015.

    The initial registration deadline for the 2015-2016 school year (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016) is midnight on June 30. After June 30th, a $25 late fee will be assessed until August 14th. Beginning August 15th, a $50 late fee will be accessed AND officials who miss the initial deadline to register will be prohibited from participating in the postseason in those levels of sports or sport-activities where late licensing officials are specifically prohibited from assignment. 

    If you choose to mail the information form and include a check to the KHSAA there will again be an additional $10 charge.

    To register, choose the Officials Login button at the top right of the […]

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    3/23/15 Part 2 Test is now available for Softball, Baseball and Track and Field

    Officials Division Blog Updates

    The Part 2 Exam for Baseball, Softball and Track and Field are now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, April 5. There will be no way for anyone to take the test after the deadline. It is highly recommended that all registered officials take the part 2 exam.

    Login to http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the part 2 exam.  A minimum score of 80 on the exam is one of the requirements to be assigned to officiate postseason contest. The part 2 also allows for officials to obtain a level 2 or level 3 rating with the KHSAA (for details see the KHSAA Handbook beginning page 5 – Officials Guidebook Policies).

    Please remember that you must login to the officials page of the KHSAA website.  If you cannot remember your password, please choose the reset your password (in blue). This will take you through the steps to reset your password.

    Good luck on the test and this season!

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    03/06/15 – Advanced Clinic for Softball Umpires Cancelled

    Officials Division Blog Updates

    The Softball Umpires Clinic scheduled for Saturday March 7, 2015 at Franklin County High School has been cancelled due to inclement weather. If you had planned on attending and did not receive my e-mail from earlier this morning, please contact me at your earliest convenience. Thanks. Darren 

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    02/22/15 – Softball Umpires Advanced Camp Early Registration

    Officials Division Blog Updates

    This is just a reminder that early registration for the Softball Umpires Advanced Camp will end on Saturday February 28th. After this date the cost will go from 46.00 to the late registration fee of 71.00. The late registration deadline is Thursday March 5th. Registration information can be found by clicking on the following link:

    http://khsaa.org/2515-softball-umpires-advanced-camp-registration-now-open/

    Also, as a point of clarification attendance at previous training clinics will still count in regards to the required attendance once every four years. However, beginning with this year attending the camp will not count as credit for the Online Softball Rules Clinic. This clinic is still available free of charge until Sunday March 1st. Information on how to access the clinic can be obtained by clicking on the following link:

    http://khsaa.org/020215-online-softball-rules-clinic-now-available/

    Please let me know if you have additional questions. 

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    2/5/15 – Softball Umpires Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

    Officials Division Blog Updates

    Registration for the 2015 KHSAA Softball Umpires Advanced Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments.

    Camp Date

    Saturday, March 7, 2015

    Location

    Franklin County High School, 1100 East Main Street Frankfort, KY. 40601 

    Camp Fee 

    $46.00 early registration before February  28.  
    $71.00 late registration after February 28 until March 5.

    Camp Staff

    Paul Lewis

    Kenny Clark

    John Smart

    Charles Standiford

    JT Taylor

    Del Brantley

    Julie Johnson – Chairperson NFHS Softball Rules Committee

    Tentative Topics & Agenda (Times are ET)

    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 on your own
    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

    You will need to bring all your […]

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    02/04/15 – Reminder Baseball Online Rules Clinic Available

    Baseball Blog Updates

    The 2015 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

    February 2 – March 8 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.

    March 9 – April 5 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($100) during this period.

    April 6 – May 17 – 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

    February 2 – March 1 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials at no charge during this period.

    March 2 – March 29 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials for the late fee ($100) during this period.

    March 30 – May 17 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials for the late fee ($200) during this period. […]

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    12/01/14 – Officials Part 2 Exam Available for Basketball and Wrestling

    Basketball Blog Updates

    The Part 2 Exam for Basketball and Wrestling is now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, December 14. There will be no way for anyone to take the test after the deadline. It is highly recommended that all registered officials take the part 2 exam.

    Login to http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the part 2 exam.  A minimum score of 80 on the exam is one of the requirements to be assigned to officiate postseason contest. The part 2 also allows for officials to obtain a level 2 or level 3 rating with the KHSAA (for details see the KHSAA Handbook beginning page 5 – Officials Guidebook Policies).

    Please remember that you must login to the officials page of the KHSAA website.  If you cannot remember your password, please choose the reset your password (in blue). This will take you through the steps to reset your password.

    Good luck on the test and this season!

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    11/24/14 – Baseball Umpires Advanced Camp Registration Now Open

    Baseball Blog Updates

    Registration for the 2015 KHSAA Baseball Umpires Advance Camp is now open. This camp must be attended once every four years to be eligible for assignment to umpire region or state tournaments.

    Camp Date
    Saturday, February 14 – West Jessamine High School, Nicholasville

    Camp Fee
    $50 early registration before Feb. 2.  
    $75 late registration after Feb. 2 until Feb. 12.

    Camp Staff
    Clarence Coleman – 36 year veteran; KHSAA Assigning Secretary, Kentuckiana Baseball Umpires Association

    Keith Morgan – 37 year veteran; Umpire, Central Kentucky Umpires Association

    Keith Shartzer – 40 year veteran; Umpire, Kentuckiana Umpires Association

    Andy Strain – 37 year veteran; Umpire, Tri-State Officials Association

    Kyle McNeely – Former Chair NFHS Baseball Rules Committee and OHSAA Director of Officials’ Development for baseball.

    Tentative Topics & Agenda (Times are ET)
    8-8:30 a.m. – Registration
    8:30-9 a.m. – Welcome, Introductions, Review Agenda
    9-9:15 a.m. – KHSAA Associate Commissioner Butch Cope
    9:15-11:30 a.m. – Split into groups for plate work, base work, […]

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