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

Spring Rules Videos & Exams
Rules videos and exams are available for all spring sports.

Official's Advisory Committee Openings
Openings for 2015-16 on the Officials Advisory Committee will exist in the following:  Softball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Gender At-Large Representative (female), Ethnic At-Large Representative. Interested officials need to submit a letter of interest along with officiating background information by March 30, 2015 to Joan Gralla jgralla@wiaawi.org at the WIAA to receive consideration for one of these openings.  The positions are 3-year commitments and require the official to attend one meeting annually at the WIAA office.  This meeting is held the Wednesday after Thanksgiving. If you have any questions concerning the Officials Advisory Committee, please contact Joan.

Spring Rules Books 
Baseball rules books mailed 1/23/15.  
Softball rules books mailed 1/16/15.  
Track & Field rules books mailed 1/13/15.  

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.  You may also contact the Athletix User Support team  at support@athletix.us.

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. 

SCOA SOFTBALL UMPIRE CLINIC
Date:  March 21, 2015
Site:  Mauston High School
Contact:  Waynes Hannes dudelyman@mail.com

2015 QUAD COUNTIES OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION TWO-PERSON BASEBALL UMPIRES CLINIC
Date:  March 28, 2015
Site:  Barneveld High School - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Contact:  Jerry Schewe schewe@centurytel.net

STATELINE OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION SUMMER SCHOOL (BASKETBALL)
Date:  June 18 & 19, 2015
Site:  Monona Grove High School
Contact:  Mike Pfeil mspfeil@charter.net

NORTHERN WISCONSIN BASKETBALL OFFICIATING CAMP
Date: June 19-21, 2015 (registration deadline is April 15, 2015)
Site:  UW-River Falls (held in conjunction with the Great Falcon Shootout)
Contact:  Tom Fiedler fiedleth@uwec.edu or go to http://nwboc.weebly.com/ for details and/or registration

2015 WISCONSIN BASKETBALL YEARBOOK OFFICIAL'S CAMP
Date:  June 19-21, 2015
Site:  Kaukauna High School
Contact:  Tom Rusch rusch@lutheranhigh.com

3-PERSON HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOL BASKETBALL OFFICIATING CAMP
Date:  June 19-20, 2015
Site:  De Pere High School
Contact:  Lee Kornaus zstripes12@aol.com
Website:  www.wirefcamp.weebly.com

ARROWHEAD OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION 3-PERSON BASKETBALL OFFICIAL'S CAMP
Date:  July 11, 2015
Site:  Rice Lake High School
Contact:  Kevin Hanusa ahoarefs@gmail.com or  kevinhanusa77@gmail.com

NEXT STEP AHEAD BASKETBALL OFFICIAL'S CAMP
Date:  July 17-19, 2015
Site:  UW-Stevens Point
Contact:  Jack Fleming 414-416-6884 or fleming9@aol.com or Ken Schimpf 414-305-3059 or schimpfiii@yahoo.com

2015 WISCONSIN BASKETBALL YEARBOOK OFFICIAL'S CAMP
Date:  July 17-19, 2015
Site:  Plymouth High School and Riverview Middle School
Contact:  Tom Rusch rusch@lutheranhigh.com

ARROWHEAD OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLINIC
Date:  August 8, 2015
Site:  Rice Lake High School
Contact:  Kevin Hanusa kevinhanusa77@gmail.com


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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