Sports

2013-14 NEWS AND UPDATES

OFFICIALS ADVISORY COMMITTEE OPENINGS
Openings for 2014-15 on the Officials Advisory Committee will exist in the sports of football, hockey, swimming & diving, track & field and wrestling. Interested officials need to submit a letter of interest along with officiating background information by March 14, 2014 to Joan Gralla 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.


2013-14 SPRING SPORTS RULES BOOK MAILINGS

Track & Field rules books were mailed 1/22/14
Softball rules books were mailed 1/24/14
Baseball rules books were mailed 1/31/14
Note:  Rules books are mailed as a presort.  Therefore, it can take up to 10 days, from the date of mailing, for these mailings to reach 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.

RECIPROCITY AND HIGH SCHOOL AGED OFFICIALS LICENSING INFORMATION
Officials that have a reciprocity license in Wisconsin will not be able to license online.  Reciprocity officials will need to print the reciprocity application from our website and mail it to our office with payment and documentation that they are licensed in their home state.  High school students will not be able to register online.  They will need to print the application from our website, fill in the required information, have it signed by their athletic director and mail it to our office.  High school students are not charged any fees.  2013-14 licensing applications are available.

LICENSING APPLICATIONS
For the 2013-14 school year officials will be able to submit their licensing application online and make payment with a credit card.  Online licensing application for 2013-14 is now available.  The deadline to submit the 2013-14 licensing application is July 5, 2013.  The WIAA will not be sending out re-licensing applications to officials as we have in the past.  If you choose not to re-license online, you will be able to print out the licensing application and mail it to our office with a check. 

TOURNAMENT GAME FEE INCREASES
The Board approved a staff recommendation to increase tournament game fees for officials effective in the fall of 2013.  A $10 increase will be issued to officials working regional and sectional events, and State Tournament fees will be upped $15. The game fee for goal judges in hockey and line judges in volleyball will receive a $5 boost. In addition, consideration of an adjustment in game fees will be given to officials for individual tournaments based on the nature of the events. The fee increases place payments more in-line with what conferences are currently compensating officials.

LICENSING FEE INCREASES
An increase in officials’ licensing fees and dues will coincide with the tournament game fee increases. The base fee of $20 will be increased to $35, and the $10 per sport fee will be increased to $15. The late registration fee will also be raised from $20 to $30. The licensing costs remain lower than all bordering states and will be the first increase in officials’ licensing dues and fees since 2004.

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