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 firstname.lastname@example.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.