Contest Officials

Basketball Evaluation Camp – July 12-13, 2014

The Florida High School Athletic Association is proud to announce its annual State Series Basketball Evaluation Camp. To match the increase in number of games, physical play and knowledge demands on state series officials, the FHSAA has developed a State Series Evaluation Camp to be used as an evaluation/education tool by both attending officials and the FHSAA. This camp will provide the attendees the chance to gather preseason knowledge for improvement. Attendees must be nominated by their local association. This camp is also required for future state final assignments. There will be a limit of 80 participants and a minimum fee of $65 per attendee to pay for evaluation, field clinic credit and camp costs. The location is Disney’s Wide World of Sports. Please direct questions to Will Adams, Girls Basketball Administrator at wadams [at] fhsaa [dot] org or Gary Pigott, Senior Director of Athletics at gpigott [at] fhsaa [dot] org.

Football Evaluation Clinic – May 16, 2014

The Florida High School Athletic Association is proud to announce its first annual State Series Football Evaluation Camp.  To match the increased physical play and knowledge demands on State Series officials, the FHSAA has developed a State Series Evaluation Camp to be used as an Evaluation/Education tool by both attending officials and the FHSAA.  The camp will focus on 7-Man mechanics.  This camp will provide the attendees the chance to gather preseason knowledge for improvement.  Attendees must be nominated by their association.  This camp will also be taken into account for future state series assignments.  There will be an established limit on participants and a minimum fee of $60 per attendee to pay for evaluation, field clinic credit and camp costs. The location is First Coast High School in Jacksonville.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shanell Young at syoung [at] fhsaa [dot] org.

FHSAA requesting proposals for hosting the 2014 Officials Leadership Conference

The FHSAA is currently seeking proposals to host the annual Officials Leadership Conference.  Any individual or association interested in an opportunity to host this year’s conference should download the document with requirements here. Proposed dates for the conference is June 13-14, 2014.  This date may be negotiated within each proposal if needed. 

All proposals must be submitted to the FHSAA Office by 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 14, 2014.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shanell Young, Director of Athletics at syoung [at] fhsaa [dot] org

FHSAA officials background screening / Jessica Lunsford Act update

As you may have heard House Bill 21 dealt with the background screening of non-instructional contractors. The Florida Legislature passed and Rick Scott signed this bill making it effective beginning July 1, 2013. Please review the attached. If you have any questions, our office is willing to provide any assistance we can. You may also contact Ms. Marian Lambeth as indicated document linked here.

Officials Registration Opens July 1, 2013

The FHSAA will begin accepting registrations for the 2013-14 school season starting Monday, July 1, 2013. Returning officials, log into FHSAA at https://officials.fhsaa.org to renew registration online in your existing account.  New officials, go to https://officials.fhsaa.org/Register.aspx to register for a new account online.  Please direct your registration questions to officials [at] fhsaa [dot] org.  

Please note: The FHSAA will not be producing Video Rules Presentations beginning 2012-13. 

Want to become an official?  Visit www.becomeanofficial.org today for step-by-step instructions on how to get started.  You will also find a directory there were you can search by county and by sport to find a local officials association in your area.  

Registrations must be received by the FHSAA Office no later than the following dates, before being considered a “Late Registration.”  Registrations after these dates will cost an additional $10.00 for returning officials.

Season Sport Initial Deadline Last Day for Late Registrations
FALL Volleyball, Swimming
Football
8/5/13
8/5/13
9/9/13
9/11/13
WINTER Soccer
Basketball, Wrestling
9/30/13
9/30/13
11/13/13
11/18/13
SPRING Softball
Baseball
Lacrosse, Track, Water Polo
Flag Football
1/3/14
1/3/14
1/3/14
1/3/14
2/18/14
2/20/14
2/25/14
3/4/14

Officials 2013-14 Online Rules Exam Schedule

Exams can be accessed directly through the officials FHSAA registration account at https://officials.fhsaa.org/. There will now be one online rules exam, 50 questions long and timed for 75 minutes and one online make-up exam window. Please see below. For questions, please e-mail: officials [at] fhsaa [dot] org.

Sport Online Exam
75 minutes
50 questions
Online Make-up Exam
75 minutes
50 questions
Volleyball, Swimming
Football
8/7 – 8/16
8/12 – 8/21
9/3 – 9/9
9/5 – 9/11
Soccer
Basketball, Wrestling
10/14 – 10/23
10/16 – 10/25
11/7 – 11/13
11/12 – 11/18
Softball
Baseball
Lacrosse, Track, Water Polo
Flag Football
1/20 – 1/29
1/22 – 1/31
1/28 – 2/6
2/4 – 2/13
2/12 – 2/18
2/14 – 2/20
2/19 – 2/25
2/26 – 3/4

2013 Officials Leadership Conference PowerPoint Presentations

Please click on the links below to download the PowerPoint presentations that were used at the 2013 Officials Leadership Conference. If you have any questions, please e-mail Shanell Young at syoung [at] fhsaa [dot] org.
 

Basketball Booking Commissioners Open Forum Football
Lacrosse New Official Orientation Open Forum
Recruiting & Training New Officials Soccer Softball
Volleyball Volleyball Rules Changes Wrestling

Officials to participate in "Calling for a Cure" campaign

Some FHSAA contest officials have agreed to participate in the “Calling for a Cure” campaign. By participating, these officials have agreed to donate their game fee, or a portion of their game fee, to the American Cancer Society. The dates for participation in the state of Florida are as follows:

  • Oct. 1-31, 2013
  • Jan. 6-11, 2014
  • March 17-22, 2014

If you notice that the contest officials are using pink whistles during the contest, this means these officials have agreed to make an individual donation in this effort. If this is the case, the FHSAA kindly asks that you acknowledge this participation through the public address announcement found below. Please make the announcement a minimum of two times during the contest. For football, make the announcement between quarters. In volleyball, make the announcement once between the first and second game in a match, and then again between the second and third game in a match.

The administrator or coach may ask the officials if they will be using pink whistles for the contest to communicate the need to make the announcement to the public address announcer.

Announcement
"Ladies and gentlemen, we recognize the officials of the <NAME OF OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION> for their support in the fight against breast cancer. You may note their willingness to support this effort by the use of the pink whistle. The pink whistle signifies that the contest officials are contributing the contest’s game fee or a portion of the game fee to research in the Calling for a Cure campaign. If you wish to further support this effort or become an official, you may find the necessary information on the FHSAA’s website at www.BecomeAnOfficial.org."

Collegiate Commissioners Association Football 7-Man Mechanics

The CCA has released information regarding football 7-man mechanics. It includes a Power Point presentation and a cheat sheet.