Winter Rules Book Mailing
Wrestling rules books were mailed - 9/30/15 (this is a presort mailing, so allow up to 10 days to reach you)
Basketball rules books were mailed - 9/24/15 (this is a presort mailing, so allow up to 10 days to reach you)
Hockey rules books were mailed - 9/24/15 (this is a presort mailing, so allow up to 10 days to reach you)
I few reminders for officials when enter 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.
2015-16 Officials' Exams/Video Viewing Deadlines
PART I EXAMS & VIDEOS
SPORT DUE DATE
Swimming & Diving August 19, 2015
Football August 20, 2015
Volleyball August 25, 2015
Cross Country August 25, 2015
Soccer August 25, 2015
Basketball November 17, 2015
Hockey November 20, 2015
Wrestling November 27, 2015
Gymnastics December 3, 2015
Track & Field March 15, 2016 (available late January)
Softball March 22, 2016 (available late January)
Baseball March 29, 2016 (available late January)
PART II EXAMS (exam cannot be placed on website any sooner then date indicated below):
SPORT AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE DUE DATE
Soccer August 17, 2015 September 15, 2015
Football August 17, 2015 September 15, 2015
Basketball November 30, 2015 December 28, 2015
Wrestling November 30, 2015 December 28, 2015
Baseball March 21, 2016 April 18, 2016
New Ranking, Schedule and Availability Information for 2015-16
Beginning with the 2015-16 school year the WIAA will no longer be using the services of Athletix. We have developed our own system to gather varsity schedules from officials, rank officials and obtain tournament availabilities. Athletix has been a great partner with the WIAA over the past year but we feel it is time we bring these processes back in-house.
What this means for officials -- Officials will need to enter into our system on the WIAA website their varsity schedule. Officials that are tournament eligible will complete tournament availabilities through the WIAA website.
What this means for coaches – Head coaches will go to the WIAA website to perform rankings of officials. Click here for the User Guide for Officials.
Please note that Athletix will still be available for official's regular season assigning purposes and other services for assignors and 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.
Officials can log in now for additional resources:
NCAA Eligibility Info
Rules Meetings & Exams
NFHS HS Today
Guide for Officials
Become an Official
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