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

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.

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 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. 

BADGER STATE TRACK OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION CLINIC
Date:  January 22, 2015 -- 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Site:  Milwaukee Vincent High School
Contact:  Robert Kern kernro@yahoo.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

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

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

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