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.


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News and Updates

2016-17 Fall Rules Books
Football rules books were mailed to officials on June 17, 2016.  This is a presort mailing so it may take up to 14 days to arrive.
Volleyball rules books were mailed to officials on June 9, 2016.  This is a presort mailing so it may take up to 14 days to arrive.
Soccer rules books were mailed to officials on June 8, 2016.  This is a presort mailing so it may take up to 14 days to arrive.

Licensing Information
Official's licensing applications for the 2016-17 school year will be available May 2, 2016.  

When renewing your license for the 2016-17 school year, please submit your application and payment prior to the June 3 deadline date.  If submitted after June 3, you will be charged a $30 late fee.

If you still want to license for a 2015-16 spring sport (baseball, softball, soccer or track & field), you can no longer use the online form.  Call our office and speak with Kristen and she can take your payment over the phone (715-344-8580) and still get you licensed for the current spring sports season

Entering Schedule
A few reminders for officials when entering varsity schedules into your profile information:
1.  Only enter varsity schedules (non-varsity events cannot be entered).
2.  Scheduled events should be entered before the contest takes place so that coaches are able to rank you on a timely basis.
3.  If it is a multi-school event, do not guess what teams are participating based on prior participants.  If you do not know all the teams at the time you receive your contract, you can still enter the event but please go back in and add the participating teams within 36 hours after the event.

2016-17 Officials' Exams/Video Viewing Deadlines

PART I EXAMS & VIDEOS

SPORT DUE DATE
Swimming & Diving August 17, 2016 
Football August 18, 2016 
Volleyball August 23, 2016 
Cross Country August 23, 2016 
Soccer August 23, 2016 
Basketball               November 15, 2016
Hockey November 18, 2016
Wrestling November 25, 2016 
Gymnastics December 1, 2016
Track & Field March 14, 2017 (available early February)
Softball March 21, 2017(available early February)
Baseball March 28, 2017 (available early February)

PART II EXAMS (exam cannot be placed on website any sooner then date indicated below):

SPORT AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE DUE DATE
Soccer August 15, 2016 September 13, 2016
Football August 15, 2016 September 13, 2016
Basketball November 28, 2016   December 26, 2016
Wrestling November 28, 2016     December 26, 2016
Baseball March 20, 2017 April 17, 2017


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 and 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.

THE RIGHT CALLS GIVING BACK BASKETBALL OFFICIAL'S CAMP
Date:  July 8-10, 2016
Site:  Madison College
Contact:  Ralph Sirmon rsirmons2@charter.net or 608-217-4735

ARROWHEAD OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION  3-PERSON BASKETBALL OFFICIALS CAMP
Date:  July 9, 2016
Site:  Rice Lake High School
Contact:  Kevin Hanusa kevinhanusa77@gmail.com

2016 WISCONSIN YEARBOOK BASKETBALL OFFICIALS CAMP
Date:  July 15-17, 2016
Site:  Plymouth High School
Contact:  Tom Rusch rusch@lutheranhigh.com

NEXT STEP AHEAD BASKETBALL OFFICIAL'S CAMP
Date:  July 15-17, 2016
Site - UW-Stevens Point
Cost:  $375 includes room, meals, social event and a chance to meet successful high school officials and high school assignors for multiple Wisconsin conferences.
Contact:  Jack Fleming 414-416-6884 or fleming9@aol.com or Ken Schimpf 414-305-3059 or schimpfiii@yahoo.com

WHSVOA VOLLEYBALL CLINIC
Date:  July 29 & 30, 2016 
Site:  Watertown High School - 29th 6 p.m. classroom/30th 8:30 p.m. on court
Contact:  James Hocheval james.hochevar@gmail.com

QUAD COUNTIES OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION BASKETBALL CLINIC
Date:  July 30-31
Site:  Belmont High School
Contact:  Jerry Schewe schewe@centurytel.net

2016 VOLLEYBALL OFFICIALS CLINIC
Date:  July 25 & 28, 2016
Site:  Onalaska Omni Center
Contact:  Brian Babiash 608-792-9330

18th ANNUAL FOOTBALL OFFICIALS CLINIC
Date:  August 5 & 6, 2016
Site:  Oregon High School - 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Contact:  Dave Jameson  djameson255@gmail.com   
To register go to:  http://www.nasoadvantage.com/swoa/about

WHSVOA VOLLEYBALL CLINIC
Dates:  August 17 & 23, 2016 
Site:  Aug. 17 @ West Allis High School 6 p.m. (classroom)
         Aug. 23 @ Milwaukee Lutheran High School 6 p.m. (on court)
Contact:  James Hocheval james.hochevar@gmail.com

2016 VOLLEYBALL OFFICIALS CLINIC
Date:  August 20, 2016
Site:  Amery High School - 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Contact:  Nic Been nic.been@rfsd.k12.wi.us 715-418-0821

2016 VOLLEYBALL OFFICIALS CLINIC

Date:  August 22, 2016
Site:  Sparta High School
Contact:  Paul Bloyer  paul.bloyer@acuity.com 608-790-7705

MIDWEST MINORITIES OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION BASKETBALL OFFICIAL'S TRAINING CLINIC
Date:  October 14 - November 5, 2016
Site:  Milwaukee Vincent High School
Contact:  Kelvin Porter kporter119@aol.com or Michelle Walters mmwalters34@aol.com

YELLOW THUNDER OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION BASKETBALL CLINIC
Date:  November 1, 2016 (Classroom) - November 11, 2016 (On-Court)
Site:  Columbus High School (Nov. 1) and Dodgeland High School (Nov. 11)
Contact:  Rich Fronheiser rich@fronheiser.net

REFEREE 3-PERSON BOOT CAMP
Date:  November 10, 11, 19, 2016
Site:  Brookfield Central and Kettle Moraine High Schools
Contact:  Michelle Walters 414-530-9230 mmwalters34@aol.com or Bill Gromacki 262-955-4435 wgromacki@att.net

Refund Policy

WIAA Refund Policy
No refunds or exchanges are provided for tickets, officials’ licensing, registration fees or merchandise purchases once the order has been processed.

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Wisconsin Interscholastic
Athletic Association
5516 Vern Holmes Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54482-8833
Phone (715) 344-8580
Fax (715) 344-4241
Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM