WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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WHAT YOU NEED
TO KNOW
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
WRITTEN BY:
DON MUENZ
DIRECTOR OF SOCCER OFFICIATING
DEVELOPMENT
NFHS STATE TRAIN-THE-TRAINER FACULTY
WHAT YOU NEED TO
KNOW
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WHAT IS OHSAA?
WHAT OHSAA DOES
ASSIGNERS: GAMES & CONTACT
LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS: GETTING ALONG
MEETINGS: STATE & LOCAL
RENEWALS & UPGRADING: DOING IT
OFFICIAL REPORTS: THE FINAL DUTY
myOHSAA AND CONTRACTS
OHIO HIGH SCHOOL
ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
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FOUNDED IN 1907
833 MEMBER HIGH SCHOOLS
832 MEMBER MIDDLE SCHOOLS
ALL 88 COUNTIES  6 DISTRICTS
TOURNAMENTS IN 25 SPORTS
PRIVATE, NONPROFIT CORP.
THE DISTRICTS
OHSAA’S MISSION
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REGULATE & ADMINISTER COMPETITION
FAIRNESS
PROMOTION OF PARTICIPATION VALUES
RECOGNIZE & PROMOTE:
ACADEMICS, SAFETY, GOOD
CITIZENSHIP & LIFELONG VALUES
DISTRICT ATHLETIC
BOARDS
ORGANIZE SECTIONAL AND
DISTRICT TOURNAMENTS
 PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS
ASSIGNED BY OHSAA
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF
STATE HIGH SCHOOL
ASSOCIATIONS
OFFICIALS’ CODE OF ETHICS:
 WE PARTICIPATE IN EDUCATION
 WE MUST EXERCISE GREAT SELFDISCIPLINE
 MASTER RULES & MECHANICS
 WE WORK WITH OHSAA
 BE HONORABLE IN ALL DEALINGS
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF
STATE HIGH SCHOOL
ASSOCIATIONS
 PREPARE PHYSICALLY AND
MENTALLY
 DRESS APPROPRIATELY
 BE ON TIME
 BE PROFESSIONAL
 WE INFLUENCE PARTICIPANT
CONDUCT
 ENFORCE THE RULES
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF
STATE HIGH SCHOOL
ASSOCIATIONS
 MAKE CONTEST SAFE
 SAFE PLAYING FIELD &
EQUIPMENT
 BE AWARE OF POSSIBLE
EMERGENCIES
OHSAA’S COVENANT
1. NONDISCRIMINATORY, PERFORMANCEBASED ASSIGNMENTS & ADVANCEMENT
2. EFFECTIVE SECURITY AT CONTESTS
3. SUPPORT DIMINISHING LIABILITY
4. ADVANCE NOTICE OF WHAT IS
EXPECTED OF OFFICIALS
5. FAIR TREATMENT DURING
INVESTIGATION
CRIMINAL CONDUCT
NO LICENSE WILL ISSUE:
 UNREVERSED CONVICTION OF SEXUAL
OFFENSE INVOLCING A MINOR
 CONVICTION INVOLVING ILLEGAL DRUGS UNTIL
FIVE YEARS AFTER COMPLETION OF
SENTENCE, COMMUNITY CONTROL SANCTION
AND POSTRELEASE CONTROL
 CURRENTLY ON PAROLE OR POSTRELEASE
CONTROL FOR OTHER THAN SIMPLE TRAFFIC
VIOLATION
 SEE HANDBOOK FOR CURRENT LICENSEES
OTHER UNETHICAL
CONDUCT
EXAMPLES:
• FAILURE TO FILE OFFICIAL REPORT
• UNAPPROVED UNIFORM WORN
• CONFLICT OF INTEREST
• TOBACCO USE
• UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT TOWARD
PARTICIPANT OR SPECTATOR
ANNUAL RENEWAL
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WITHOUT PENALTY: JUNE 1-30
$50 PENALTY: JULY 1-31
NO RENEWAL AFTER JULY 31
ONLINE RENEWAL SAVES $$$
ANNUAL MEETINGS
 YEAR OF ADULT EDUCATION
CLASS (INCLUDING BRIDGE
COURSE):
NO STATE OR LOCAL MEETINGS
 SUBSEQUENT YEARS:
ONE STATE RULES MEETING
FOUR LOCAL RULES MEETINGS
ANNUAL MEETINGS
 YEAR OF USSF RECIPROCITY
(GRADES 1-7):
FOUR LOCAL MEETINGS
NO STATE MEETING
 SUBSEQUENT YEARS:
ONE STATE RULES MEETING
FOUR LOCAL RULES MEETINGS
ANNUAL MEETINGS
 YEAR OF OTHER STATE RECIPROCITY:
4 LOCAL MEETINGS, NO STATE MEETING
 SUBSEQUENT YEARS:
ONE STATE RULES MEETING
FOUR LOCAL RULES MEETINGS
ASSIGNERS
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ONLINE LIST AT myOHSAA.ORG
CONTACT EACH ONE IN YOUR AREA
INTRODUCE YOURSELF
YOUR EXPERIENCE AS OFFICIAL, COACH,
PLAYER, COLLEGE, REC, USSF
WHEN YOU ARE AVAILABLE
CAN FILL IN AS EMERGENCY SUBSTITUTE?
HOW FAR CAN YOU DRIVE?
ASK HOW MATCHES ARE ASSIGNED
myOHSAA
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KEEP PERSONAL INFO CURRENT
RATING & VOTING
TOURNEY ASSIGNMENTS
TOURNEY CONTRACTS
COACHES MUST RATE
SCHOOLS MUST DO THEIR PART
WWW.OHSAA.ORG
HOME PAGE
Log In
myOHSAA Log-in Page
Password
Username
PERSONAL PROFILE
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YOUR CONTACT INFO
COACHES’ RATINGS
myOHSAA MANUAL
CALENDAR & SCHEDULE
LOCAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP
STATE & LOCAL MEETING
ATTENDANCE
 PASSWORD & USERNAME
myOHSAA
 CONTACT: KERRI HUDSON
 614.267.2502
 [email protected]
THE CONTRACT
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2)
3)
WHERE, WHEN, WHO, FEE
OFFICIAL AGREES TO:
BE LICENSED
SHOW UP AND OFFICIATE
PAY FOR NOT SHOWING UP
UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED
4) SUFFER OTHER DISCIPLINE FOR A
NO-SHOW
THE CONTRACT
5) PAY DAMAGES FOR RELEASE TO DO
ANOTHER MATCH &/OR DISCIPLINE
6) SCHOOL NOT REQUIRED TO PAY IF
CANCELLED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL FOR
WEATHER, EPIDEMIC OR OTHER
EMERGENCY
THE CONTRACT
7) OFFICIAL DOES NOT HAVE TO OFFICIATE
IF TEAMS NOT THERE WITHIN 30
MINUTES, UNLESS NOTIFIED OF LATE
ARRIVAL
8) CUTOFF DATE FOR ACCEPTANCE
9) OFFICIALS ARE INDEPENDENT
CONTRACTORS
10) USE RULES ADOPTED BY OHSAA +
OHSAA REGULATIONS
THE CONTRACT
11) HONOR EACH CONTRACT
ACCEPTED, EXCEPT FOR ILLNESS,
INJURY, FAMILY EMERGENCY
BEYOND CONTROL
12) EXEMPLARY CONDUCT CLAUSE
13) FAILURE TO HONOR CONTRACT
WITHOUT JUST CAUSE 
DISCIPLINE
OFFICIALS REQUIRED
 VARSITY: MINIMUM OF TWO CLASS 1,
TWO CLASS 2 OR A COMBO
 RESERVE OR JV: SAME
 FRESHMAN OR MIDDLE SCHOOL: TWO
CLASS 1, 2 OR 3
 IF ONLY 1 OFFICIAL IS PRESENT,
CONTEST MAY BE PLAYED IF BOTH
COACHES + THE OFFICIAL AGREE
 CLUB LINES NOT PERMITTED!
REQUIRED UNIFORM
 PRIMARY: GOLD WITH BLACK
STRIPES
 WEAR GOLD UNLESS CONFLICT
WITH FIELD PLAYERS…..PERIOD!
 ALTERNATES WITHOUT PRIORITY:
RED OR BLACK WITH STRIPES
 ALL WEAR SAME SLEEVE LENGTH
REQUIRED UNIFORM
 BLACK SHORTS, SHOES & SOCKS
 WEAR OHSAA PATCH ON LEFT
BREAST POCKET
 NO JEWELRY EXCEPT MEDICAL I.D.,
WEDDING BAND AND WATCH
MORE ON UNIFORM
 BLACK BASEBALL CAP OPTIONAL
 JERSEY MAY CONTAIN USSF LOGO
 USSF BLUE AND GREEN JERSEYS
ILLEGAL
LIGHTNING SAFETY
RULES TO LIVE BY:
LIGHTNING & INCLEMENT
WEATHER POLICY
OHSAA
 ALL STORMS ARE
DANGEROUS…………
 DEATH CAN LURK TEN MILES AWAY
 PERMANENT DISABILITIES OR DEATH
 DARK CLOUD BASES + INCREASING
WIND
SEE IT? HEAR IT?
CLEAR IT!
 BLUE SKIES NO GUARANTY
 SEE IT? OR
 HEAR IT?.........THEN, IMMEDIATELY,
 CLEAR IT!
PREMATCH: WEATHER
 MONITOR DEVELOPMENTS
 AWARENESS OF POTENTIAL
STORMS
 SCAN THE SKY
 HAVE ADMINISTRATOR ASSIST
 CLOSEST SAFE SHELTER POSTED
BAD NEWS……
 WE SHOULD NEVER SEE …..
MORE ON LIGHTNING
 HAIR STANDS ON END?
 SEE IT?
HEAR IT?
► CLEAR IT!
 DO NOT WAIT FOR IT TO RAIN
MANAGING A SUSPENSION
 SEE IT? HEAR IT? ► CLEAR IT!
 EVERYONE TO SAFE SHELTER
 EVERYONE: PLAYERS, COACHES,
SPECTATORS, REFEREE TEAM
SAFE SHELTER
PLAYERS, COACHES, REFS AND
SPECTATORS  SAFE SHELTER
WHAT IS SAFE SHELTER?
NOT: TREES, TENTS, CONVERTIBLE CARS,
NOT NEAR SOCCER GOALS, IN THE
WATER
MORE ON SAFE SHELTER
 DON’T STAND IN AN OPEN AREA
 IF UNCERTAIN, GO TO CAR WITH
HARD ROOF, NOT A CONVERTIBLE
 ROLL WINDOWS ALL OF THE WAY
UP
 HANDS OFF OF ALL METAL
HOW LONG DO WE WAIT,
REF?
30 MINUTES, MINIMUM, BUT:
IF MORE THUNDER AND/OR
LIGHTNING
RESTART THE 30 MINUTES!
ADVISING COACHES
 FIND OUT WHERE THEY WILL BE
 KEEP THEM ADVISED
 LET BOTH KNOW
 RESTART?
WEATHER REVIEW
 SEE IT OR HEAR IT  CLEAR IT!
 SAFE SHELTER….EVERYONE
 DON’T MESS WITH BAD WEATHER
 30-MINUTE RULE OF LIFE
TOO MANY HALVES
1.
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5.
6.
38 HALVES PER SEASON
3 HALVES PER DAY
HOW TO HANDLE FOURTH HALF
PLAYER IS RED-CARDED
TEAM PLAYS SHORTHANDED
FILE OFFICIAL REPORT
EJECTED PLAYER
 EJECTED STUDENT: UNDER
SUPERVISION OF SCHOOL
PERSONNEL: 4.5.4
 CANNOT SEND STUDENT AWAY
EJECTED COACH
 MUST BE OUT OF SIGHT AND SOUND
OF PLAYING FIELD
 CANNOT COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY
OR INDIRECTLY WITH TEAM OR
STAFF
 CANNOT GO TO SPECTATOR AREA
 PENALTY = FORFEITURE
EJECTED COACH
 TEAM MUST BE SUPERVISED BY
PERSON AUTHORIZED BY BOARD OF
EDUCATION, OR FORFEITURE:
GENERAL SPORTS REG. 10
 AUTHORIZED PERSON = ASST.
COACH FOR THAT TEAM, A.D.,
PRINCIPAL OR ASST. PRINCIPAL
OFFICIAL REPORTS
 FOR EJECTIONS, EQUIPMENT,
UNIFORMS, SEVERE INJURY, GOOD OR
POOR SPORTSMANSHIP
 INCLUDES RTP FROM CONCUSSION
 ORIGINAL TO OHSAA
 OHSAA WILL SEND COPY TO SCHOOL
PRINCIPAL, ALONG WITH SCHOOL
RESPONSE FORM
 MAKE SCHOOL CONTACT NEXT SCHOOL
DAY OR AT CONTEST
 SEND REPORTS WITHIN 48 HOURS
OFFICIAL REPORTS
 USE ONE FORM PER SCHOOL
 READ REVERSE SIDE OF FORM FOR
FURTHER REQUIREMENTS
LEAVING CONTEST
A TEAM LEAVING BEFORE END OF
CONTEST IN DISSATISFACTION
WITH OFFICIATING  COACH
DISCIPLINE
LEAVES TEAM AREA
MEMBER OF SQUAD WHO LEAVES
TEAM AREA & ENTERS SPECTATOR
AREA TO ENGAGE IN ANY TYPE OF
CONFLICT 
INELIGIBILITY OF STUDENT FOR
REMAINDER OF SCHOOL YEAR
SCHOOL ON PROBATION PENDING
INVESTIGATION
UPGRADING TO CLASS 1
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WHY BOTHER?
TOURNAMENT ELIGIBILITY
YOU WILL KNOW MORE
YOU WILL GET BETTER
ASSIGNMENTS
UPGRADING TO CLASS 1
 2 YEARS’ SUCCESSIVE
EXPERIENCE
 SUBMIT APPLICATION THROUGH
LOCAL ASSOCIATION
 LOCAL ASSOCIATION
RECOMMNEDS
UPGRADING TO CLASS 1
 DONE IN SAME CALENDAR YEAR
 PASS TWO ON-FIELD
OBSERVATIONS
 80% ON CLOSED-BOOK RULES
 80% ON CLOSED-BOOK
MECHANICS
TOURNAMENT
ELIGIBILITY
BOYS’ OR GIRLS’ TOURNAMENT,
2011:
1) 10 REGULAR SEASON VARSITY AS
REFEREE OR A.R.
2) PLUS 10 IN 2010 REGULAR
SEASON
TOURNAMENT
ELIGIBILITY
2011 BOYS’ OR GIRLS’ TOURNAMENT:
1) QUALIFY FOR BOTH IF YOU
OFFICIATE 8 BOYS’ AND 8 GIRLS’
REGULAR SEASON VARSITY
2) PLUS 8 OF EACH IN 2010
REGULAR SEASON
TOURNAMENT
ELIGIBILITY
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CLASS 1 PERMIT CURRENT YEAR
CLASS 1 PREVIOUS YEAR
STATE RULES MEETING
4 LOCAL RULES MEETINGS
PHYSICALLY FIT
TOURNAMENT
SELECTION
THESE VOTE: OHSAA, DISTRICT
ATHLETIC BOARD, ASSIGNERS,
LOCAL ASSOCIATION, ATHLETICS
DIRECTORS
VOTES MULTIPLIED BY AVERAGE
COACH’S RATING = POOL POINTS
TOURNAMENT
SELECTION
TOTAL POOL POINTS PLACE YOU IN
SECTIONAL, DISTRICT, REGIONAL
OR STATE POOL
NO DIFFERENTIATION BY POINTS
WITHIN EACH POOL
EACH POOL = 300% OF OFFICIALS
NEEDED FOR THAT TOURNAMENT
LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS
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BEST TO JOIN AT LEAST ONE
LOCAL MEETINGS COST $10
ADVISES YOU OF WHAT IS GOING ON
HELPS YOU WITH ASSIGNMENTS
HELPS YOU WITH TRAINING
BANQUETS, ETC. GETTING YOURSELF
KNOWN
 LOCAL SECRETARIES KEEP YOUR
MEETING ATTENDANCE
UNSATISFACTORY
OFFICIATING
 REPORT BY ATHLETICS
ADMINISTRATOR, ASSIGNER OR BOARD
OR STAFF MEMBER
 OHSAA CAN REQUEST OBSERVATION,
ALONG WITH OTHER REPORTS
 CAN INSTRUCT AND/OR DISCIPLINE
INSURANCE
 CHECK ONLINE VERSION OF LATEST
OFFICIALS’ HANDBOOK
 LIABILITY: $1,000,000
 FEE LOSS: PURCHASE SEPARATELY
 ACCIDENTAL DEATH
 EXCESS MEDICAL
 NO DIRECTORS’ & OFFICERS’ BUT
MAY BE SEPARATELY PURCHASED
OHSAA BYLAWS
 BYLAWS AND SPORTS REGS CANNOT
BE WAIVED, MODIFIED OR AMENDED BY
MUTUAL CONSENT OR AMONG
CONTESTING SCHOOLS: 1-1-3
 THIS INCLUDES OFFICIALS!
 OHSAA CHOOSES PLAYING RULES: 1-4-3
INTERSTATE PLAY
PLAY IN OHIO, FOLLOW OHSAA
REGULATIONS AND NFHS RULES
~ OHSAA BYLAW 9-2-5
OHSAA BYLAWS
1. GIRLS AS MEMBERS OF BOYS’ TEAM:
1-6-2
2. BOYS AS MEMBERS OF GIRLS’ TEAM:
1-6-3
3. MIXED GENDER CONTESTS
PROHIBITED: 1-7-1
4. 9TH GRADER CANNOT PLAY BELOW 9TH
GRADE LEVEL: 2-2-3
OHSAA BYLAWS
 OFFICIAL’S DECISION IS FINAL, NO
MATTER HOW WRONG!
 NO PROTESTS ALLOWED: 8-3-1
 COMMISSIONER CANNOT ORDER
REPLAY OR OVERTURN DECISION
WE ARE FINAL…
“WE ARE NOT FINAL BECAUSE WE
ARE INFALLIBLE, WE ARE
INFALLIBLE, BECAUSE WE ARE
FINAL.”
~CHIEF JUSTICE OLIVER WENDELL
HOLMES

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