FHSAA Signs Contract with ArbiterSports

The Florida High School Athletic Association has signed a contract with ArbiterSports as its official online provider for FHSAA officials. The contract is a three-year deal.

 

Based out of Sandy, Utah, ArbiterSports will be used to register, train, test, evaluate and assign FHSAA officials. Officials will also be able to purchase FHSAA State Series passes through ArbiterSports, which was acquired by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 2008.

The FHSAA will have an Arbiter representative at the Officials Summer Conference, on June 10 in St. Petersburg.

 

For more information on the FHSAA’s partnership with ArbiterSports, visit FHSAA.org or contact officialsreg [at] fhsaa [dot] org.

Contest Officials

 Effective immediately spring registrations will be accepted using one (1) of the following methods. There is no website to edit or lookup information at this time. To make changes to your association affiliation please contact officials [at] fhsaa [dot] org

Online: CLOSED

·        Add a Sports Registration and Insurance (Mandatory for first time registrants)  Online Payment

By Mail: - CLOSED

·         Complete and print the paper registration form located here:

·         Application for New or Returning Officials: 

·         Application for Student Officials: 

·         Make Check or Money Order payable  to: “Florida High School Athletic Association”

·         Mail completed registration and Check or Money Order to: FHSAA, 1801 NW 80th Blvd., Gainesville, FL.  32606

By Phone: - CLOSED

·         Complete the paper registration form located here:

·         Application for New or Returning Officials: 

·         Application for Student Officials: 

·         Download the completed form and email it to one (1) of the following staff members to complete payment.

Doris Mahoney: dmahoney [at] fhsaa [dot] org - (352) 372-9551 Ext. 130

When calling the FHSAA, please be prepared to provide specific registration information and credit card payment over the phone. 

 

Registration deadlines:  Please see table below

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please understand we’re working as quickly as possible to improve your registration and online experience.

 

2017 Officials Summer Conference - June 9-10, 2017

The FHSAA is proud to announce that the 2017 Officials Summer Conference will be held in conjunction with the Pinellas Area Referees, in St. Petersburg!

The Annual Officials Summer Conference will take place on June 9-10, 2017 at John Hopkins Middle School Friday evening and for our Saturday sessions.  Conference registration is $35.00 per official/officer.  Your registration will include conference session information, a ticket for dinner at  the Tampa Bay Rays game, lunch, snacks and great information to take back to your association membership! 

A tentative Agenda for the conference is available, please: click here

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS OPEN APRIL 18 - MAY 19

To register for the conference, please click here: https://squareup.com/store/fhsaa/item/officials-leadership-conference

Hotel Reservations are Available Now

Host Hotel: Staybridge Suites St. Petersburg Downtown
940 5th Avenue South 
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 821-0777

Group:
Studio King and Studio Double Room rates: $119 + applicable taxes - until rooms filled
Deadline for Hotel Reservations: May 12th
For reservations, pleasue use the following link and enter the booking date of June 9th and the special discount will pop right up: Staybridge
The toll free reservations number is 855-914-1821 and you can ask for the FHSAA room block

2017 Conference Presentations
TBD    

Officials Rules Exam Schedule for 2017-18

Season

Sport

Exam - 75 minutes - 50 Questions

FALL

Volleyball, Swimming
Football

8/7-9/15
 

WINTER

Soccer, Wrestling
Basketball

9/18-10/24
 

SPRING

Track
Softball
Baseball
Lacrosse, W.Polo
Flag Football

12/18-1/23

 

 

2017-18 Important Dates*

Season

Sport

Initial Deadline

Last Day for Late Registrations

FALL

Volleyball, Swimming
Football

8/18
 

9/8
 

WINTER

Soccer, Wrestling
Basketball

9/29
 

10/17
 

SPRING

Softball
Baseball
Lacrosse, Track, Water Polo
Flag Football

1/2


 

1/16

 

*These dates are subject to change.

 

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, 2016
  • Jan. 4-9, 2017
  • March 14-19, 2017

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."