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Officiate Kentucky Day – Session Summaries

July 19, 2017


(Julian Tackett, Barry Mano, Butch Cope)
7/29/17 – 08:30 – 08:50, Session 1, Opening Session (Entire Group)
Representatives of the KHSAA and NASO will get the meeting started with a great welcome to the Derby City and begin this celebration of high school officials and officiating

Current Issues in Football
(John McGrath, Scott Green)
7/29/17 – 09:05 – 09:45-1, Session 2 (Breakout)
Superb panelists with outstanding rules knowledge and “been there, done that” experience will tell attendees the current do’s ad don’ts and pitfalls to avoid

Current Issues in Volleyball
(Joan Powell and Julie Voeck)
7/29/17 – 09:05 – 09:45-2, Session 2 (Breakout)
Superb panelists with outstanding rules knowledge and “been there, done that” experience will tell attendees the current do’s ad don’ts and pitfalls to avoid

Arbiter and other pay and tax issues, organizational structure, game reports, concussions
(Don Collins)
7/29/17 – 09:05 – 09:45-3, Session 2 (Breakout)
A former Mel Narol Medallion award winning attorney will coach officials and association leaders on the need to be above board and fully compliant with applicable laws and ensure our local structure prevents problems

Female Officiating, Overcoming Obstacles and Leveraging Opportunities
(Debbie Williamson and Sandra Serafini)
7/29/17 – 09:05 – 09:45-4, Session 2 (Breakout)
Obstacles, both real and perceived, exist toward advancement in a male dominated avocation. Why it is important to break through them, both for officials and for officiating leaders and assigners

Current Issues in Soccer
(Margaret Domka and Sandra Serafini)
7/29/17 – 10:00 – 10:40-1, Session 3 (Breakout)
Superb panelists with outstanding rules knowledge and “been there, done that” experience will tell attendees the current do’s ad don’ts and pitfalls to avoid

Current Issues in Basketball
(Tom Lopes and Donnie Eppley)
7/29/17 – 10:00 – 10:40-2, Session 3 (Breakout)
IAABO Representatives will show how the use of video to analyze plays and performance makes for a superior product on the court

Officiating and the use of Social Media
(Todd Stordahl)
7/29/17 – 10:00 – 10:40-3, Session 3 (Breakout)
The head of an officials association, independent of a state association, talks about the problems with being an official today in this push button, social media world, particularly with officiating related comments, with reminders that we have freedom of speech, but not freedom from conseqences caused by what we say

Control – How to Stay Calm and Collected When Everyone Else Isn’t
(Debbie Williamson and Scott Green)
7/29/17 – 10:00 – 10:40-4, Session 3 (Breakout)
Coaches and players are not acting in the best, most sportsmanlike manner, it’s that tough mid part of the season and you are fed up. How can we remain calm and be the best we can be

Qualities and Traits of Superior Officials
(Matt Young)
7/29/17 – 10:55 – 11:35, Session 4 (Entire Group)
Newly named OVC Supervisor and long-time KHSAA official and supervisor will lead the group through a series of items that if applied, will help each person maximize their ability and potential as an official

Preventative Officiating, ignoring the fans and blocking out the noise. Just do your job.
(Mary Struckhoff)
7/29/17 – 11:45 – 12:25, Session 5 (Entire Group)
Officials engaging people outside the lines cause great issues. This veteran administrator talks about the pitfalls of that from a variety of perspectives, and best procedures to keep problems to a minimum

Working Lunch – Outstanding Official of the Year Awards
(Associate Commissioner Butch Cope and KHSAA Staff)
7/29/17 – 12:35 – 13:50, Session 6 (Entire Group)
Associate Commissioner Butch Cope will coordinate the Association’s annual recognition of its outstanding officials in each sport, and the naming of the Assigning Secretary of the year for 2016-2017

Recruiting & Retention, Why Current Officials are the key to future officials
(Dr. Charles Breithaupt, Keith Alexander)
7/29/17 – 14:00 – 14:40, Session 7 (Entire Group)
Two veteran administrators from two totally different states will help remind officials of the continual need for every official to recruit his/her replacement and ensure that they leave officiating better than they found it

23 Most Powerful Lessons In Officiating
(Bill Topp)
7/29/17 – 14:50 – 15:30, Session 8 (Entire Group)
NASO and REI Chief Operating Officer Bill Topp will lead attendees though a great presentation about the most valuable lessons to be learned by all officials

The Best Defense: Officiating Safely 2017
(Alan Goldberger)
7/29/17 – 15:40 – 16:20, Session 9 (Entire Group)
Longtime official, author and counsel Alan Golberger, a former Mel Narol Medallion award winning attorney, will lead attendees through an update of the legal world surrounding officiating, and offer best practice advice for applying existing rules without deviation

Closing Session
(Mike Pereira)
7/29/17 – 16:30 – 17:20, Closing Session
Fox Sports star analyst Mike Pereira will show the group that its more than is on the field, the we as officials and officiating leaders are leaving our mark on the sports world, and ensuring that those that fight for our very freedom to do so are not forgotten, and can come back and be involved


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