Officials

Accept the Challenge

THE CHALLENGE of officiating can provide some great personal rewards. As an official you must make instantaneous decisions, resolve conflicts and deal with stress and pressure. You are in a position to be a positive role model around children and young adults.

Sports officials must be able to bring control to chaos; understand fairness; promote safety and encourage good sportsmanship. A sports official must have the positive characteristics of a police officer, lawyer, judge, accountant, reporter, athlete and diplomat. If you are ready to start enjoying officiating, contact the WIAA office at info@wiaawi.org or call (715) 344-8580.

Treat officiating like a business

Approach your officiating like a business because it is. You are an independent contractor and as such you have responsibilities and obligations. It’s no different than, say, a school that hires an independent contractor to paint the gym. If the painter doesn’t handle things professionally, the painter is not re-hired for another project.

Commissioners respect those that handle the delicate art of accepting and turning back games honestly and professionally. Commissioners often talk to each other and even interact with the college assignors. We want you to succeed as an official and want you to achieve any officiating goals you have. Help your officiating business by taking care of things the right way.


News and Updates

RANKINGS, SCHEDULES AND TOURNAMENT AVAILABILITIES
For ranking, submitting schedules and tournament availability purposes, we will now be utilizing the Athletix platform instead of RefRanking.  For a complete guide on how to use Athletix as an official, please visit www.athletix.us/officials/guide  (available by August 1st).  You may also contact the Athletix User Support team immediately at support@athletix.us.

2014-15 FALL SPORTS RULES BOOKS, VIDEOS AND EXAMS
Fall sports videos and exams will be available mid to late July.   Rules books will start to be mailed mid-July. Soccer rules books were mailed July 22, 2014.  Football and volleyball rules books were mailed July 24, 2014.

2014-15 OFFICIAL'S LICENSING

For the 2014-15 school year officials will again able to submit their licensing application online and make payment with a credit card.  Online licensing is now available.  The deadline to submit the 2014-15 application is July 7, 2014.   If you choose not to re-license online, you will can print the licensing application, which can be found under the Officials tab, and mail it to our office with a check.  The WIAA will not be sending out renewal applications to officials.

W-9 FORMS REQUIRED BY OFFICIALS
Officials are required to have on file a W9 form with all schools they are contracted to officiate at.  It’s the law.  When asked to complete this form please comply with the request of the school business office.  If you do not comply, payment may be withheld or delayed.  In discussions WIAA Executive Director Dave Anderson has had with Mr. Woody Wiedenhoeft, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials, Mr. Wiedenhoeft stated “the official is breaking the law” by not submitting a W9 upon request.

Approved Camps & Clinics

NOTE:    Clinic participation does NOT exempt official from sport meeting requirements. ALL criteria for advanced classification must be met.  See Page 4 of the Guide for Officials (found on the Officials Center) for details regarding classification advancement requirements.

CWOA BASKETBALL OFFICIALS TRAINING CLINIC
Date:  July 25-26, 2014
Site:  Medford High School
Contact:  Paul Jaglinski 715-781-6202 or pjags44@frontier.com

SOUTHERN WISCONSIN OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLINIC
Date:  August 8-9, 2014
Site:  Madison (area schools)
Contact:  Rich Fronheiser  rich@fronheiser.net

DIVING CLINIC FOR SWIM OFFICIALS
Date:  August 11, 2014
Site:  Neenah High School - 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Contact:  Chuck Heidner 920-469-6923 or murphyheidner@aol.com

FOX CITIES SOCCER REFEREE UNIT CLINIC
Date:  August 16 -- 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Site:  Neenah High School
Contact:  Mike Jones  uncmj@yahoo.com or 920-209-7899

MEET MECHANICS CLINIC FOR SWIM OFFICIALS
Date:  August 16, 2014
Site:  Ashwaubenon High School Pool - 10 p.m. to 12 noon
Contact:  Chuck Heidner 920-469-6923 or murphyheidner@aol.com

UP NORTH OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION VOLLEYBALL CLINIC
Date:  August 16, 2014
Site:  Wausau West
Contact:  Heidi Fink fivefinks@frontier.com

VOLLEYBALL OFFICIALS CLINIC
Date:  August 20 & 26, 2014
Site:  West Allis Hale & Milwaukee Lutheran High Schools
Contact:  Jim Hochevar james.hochevar@gmail.com
Register by August 1, 2014, cost $20

VOLLEYBALL OFFICIALS CLINIC
Date:  August 23, 2014 (must register by August 10, 2014, cost $50)
Site:  Amery High School - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Contact:  Nic Been nic.been@rfsd.k12.wi.us or 715-418-0821

VOLLEYBALL OFFICIALS CLINIC
Date:  August 23, 2014
Site:  Reedsburg High School
Contact:  Tom Maenpaa 608-415-2045 or tmaenpaa@ft.newyorklife.com

FOX CITIES AND GREEN BAY OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION VOLLEYBALL CLINIC
Date:  August 23, 2014
Site:  Neenah High School
Contact:  Mark Gorshe  gorshemark@aasd.k12.wi.us
Cost is $25 for non-association members and $15 for members.  Officials under 18 $10.


NOTE:    Clinic participation does NOT exempt official from sport meeting requirements. ALL criteria for advanced classification must be met.  See Page 4 of the Guide for Officials (found on the Officials Center) for details regarding classification advancement requirements.


More Information

Officials can log in now for additional resources:

  • Officials directory and personal profile information
  • Additional forms and publications
  • Sport-specific resources

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Wisconsin Interscholastic
Athletic Association
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Phone (715) 344-8580
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