Contest Officials

The FHSAA is currently experiencing an interruption in the official’s online registration system.  Effective immediately, due to this unexpected service interruption, spring registrations will be accepted using one (1) of the following methods. 

By Mail: 

·         Complete and print the paper registration form located here:

·         Application for New or Returning Officials: https://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/of01_registration3.pdf

·         Application for Student Officials: http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/of01s_studentregistration.pdf

·         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:

·         Complete the paper registration form located here:

·         Application for New or Returning Officials: https://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/of01_registration3.pdf

·         Application for Student Officials: http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/of01s_studentregistration.pdf

·         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

Jana Horton Kowitz: jkowitz [at] fhsaa [dot] org - (352) 372-9551 Ext. 290

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.

 

Officials Rules Exam Schedule for 2016-17

Season

Sport

Exam - 75 minutes - 50 Questions

Make-Up Exam - 75 minutes - 50 questions

FALL

Volleyball, Swimming
Football

8/08 - 8/17
8/17 -  8/26

9/2 - 9/08
9/04 - 9/10

WINTER

Soccer, Wrestling
Basketball

10/11 – 10/20
10/24 – 11/02

11/04 – 11/10
11/10 – 11/16

SPRING

Softball
Baseball
Lacrosse, Track, W.Polo
Flag Football

1/11 – 1/20
1/21 – 2/01
2/06 – 2/15
2/06 – 2/15

2/16 - 2/22
2/16 - 2/22
2/21 – 2/27
2/21 – 2/27

 

 

2016-17 Important Dates*

Season

Sport

Initial Deadline

Last Day for Late Registrations

FALL

Volleyball, Swimming
Football

8/18/16
8/18/16

9/8/16
9/10/16

WINTER

Soccer, Wrestling
Basketball

9/30/16
9/30/16

11/09/16
11/15/16

SPRING

Softball
Baseball
Lacrosse, Track, Water Polo
Flag Football

1/3/17
1/3/17
1/3/17
1/3/17

2/21/17
2/21/17
2/26/17
2/26/17

*These dates are subject to change.

 

Officials Registration Opens July 18, 2016

The FHSAA will begin accepting registrations for the 2016-17 school season starting July 18, 2016.  Please direct your registration questions to OfficialsReg [at] fhsaa [dot] org

Visit www.becomeanofficial.org today for step-by-step instructions on how to get started on Becoming an Official. 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.

 

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."


2016 Officials Summer Conference - June 10-11, 2016

 

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2016 Conference Presentations
Baseball Booking Commissioners Soccer Evaluations
Softball State of the FHSAA  Volleyball

*The “Registration Presentation” is currently being updated.  It will be available before registration opens.