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Rules Book Mailings
2017-18 football rules books were mailed June 19. They were sent as a pre-sort - could take up to 10 days to reach you.
2017-18 volleyball rules books were mailed June 16. They were sent as a pre-sort - could take up to 10 days to reach you.
2017-18 soccer rules books were mailed June 14. They were sent as a pre-sort - could take up to 10 days to reach you.

2017-18 Officials Licensing Information
Official's online licensing for the 2017-18 school year is now available. When renewing your license for the 2017-18 school year, please submit your application and payment prior to the June 2, 2017 deadline.  If submitted after June 2, you will be charged a $30 late fee.

Entering Schedule
A few reminders for officials when entering 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.

2017-18 Officials' Exams/Video Viewing Deadlines

PART I EXAMS & VIDEOS

SPORT DUE DATE
Swimming & Diving August 16, 2017
Football August 17, 2017 
Volleyball August 22, 2017 
Cross Country August 22, 2017
Soccer August 22, 2017
Basketball               November 14, 2017
Hockey November 17, 2017
Wrestling November 24, 2017 
Gymnastics November 30, 2017
Track & Field March 13, 2018 
Softball March 20, 2018
Baseball March 28, 2018

PART II EXAMS (exam cannot be placed on website any sooner then date indicated below):

SPORT AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE DUE DATE
Soccer TBA TBA
Football TBA TBA
Basketball TBA TBA
Wrestling TBA TBA
Baseball TBA TBA

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 requirement.

THE RIGHT CALLS GIVING BACK BASKETBALL OFFICIALS CAMP
Date:  July 7, 8, 9, 2017
Site:  Madison College
Contact:  Ralph A. Sirmons Sr. rsirmons2@charter.net or 608-217-4735

AHOA 3-PERSON BASKETBALL OFFICIALS CAMP
Date:  July 8, 2017
Site:  Rice Lake High School
Contact:  Kevin Hanusa kevinhanusa77@gmail.com

2017 WI BASKETBALL NEWS OFFICIALS CAMP
Date:  July 14, 15, 16, 2017
Site:  Riverview Middle School and Plymouth High School
Contact:  Tom Rusch rusch@lutheranhigh.com

2017 NEXT STEP AHEAD BASKETBALL OFFICIALS CAMP
Date:  July 21, 22, 23, 2017
Site:  UW-Stevens Point
Contact:  Jack Fleming 414-416-6884 or fleming9Waol.com or Ken Schimpf 414-305-3059 or schimpfiii@yahoo.com

SOUTHERN WISCONSIN OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLINIC
Date:  August 4-5, 2017
Site:  Oregon High School
Contact:  Dave Jameson djameson255@gmail.com or 608-212-9268


BAY-SHORE-VALLEY SWIM OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION DIVING CLINIC FOR OFFICIALS AND COACHES 
Date:  August 7, 2017 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Site:  Neenah High School
Contact:  Chuck Heidner murphyheidner@aol.com for more information about this free clinic

BAY-SHORE-VALLEY SWIM OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION MEET MECHANICS CLINIC FOR OFFICIALS
Date:  August 12, 2017 - 10 am. - noon
Site:  Ashwaubenon Community Pool
Contact:  Chuck Heidner murphyheidner@aol.com for more information about this free clinic

WISCONSIN HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION CLINIC
Date:  August 16 & 21, 2017
Site:  August 16 at West Allis Hale High School 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (classroom)
         August 21 at Milwaukee Lutheran High School 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. (on-court)
Contact:  James Hochevar james.hochevar@gmail.com

FOX CITIES AND GREEN BAY OFFICIALS ASSN. VOLLEYBALL CLINIC
Date:  August 19, 2017
Site:  Neenah High School
Contact:  Diane Doden dianedoden@yahoo.com
Click here for clinic information
Click here for clinic registration

VOLLEYBALL CLINIC
Date:  August 19, 2017 
Site:  Sparta High School
Contact:  Wayne Hannes dudelyman@mail.com 

VOLLEYBALL CLINIC
Date:  August 19, 2017 - 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Site:  Amery High School
Register By:  August 11 - Cost is $50
Contact:  Nic Been nic.been@rfsd.k12.wi.us or 715-418-0821



More Information

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WIAA 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.


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
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Stevens Point, WI 54482-8833
Phone (715) 344-8580
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