Coaches Certification

Certifying both Head Coaches is a critical step of the pre-game and must be completed before every game. Essentially, the coaches’ certification assures the crew that all players have legal equipment and will wear it properly. The crew speaks with one voice: the Referee does all of the talking, except for when the other crew more »

Whose Got the Count?

Some of the most difficult NFHS rules and mechanics for newer officials to master are the three counts involved in advancing the ball:  the four second goalie count (Rule 4-19 and 20 Art. 5, the 20-second clearing count  (Rules 4-13)  and the 10-second count (Rule 4-14). While the basic requirements and mechanics for each are fairly straightforward, the challenge emerges more »

Veteran Officials RSVP for January Training

We have begun to plan for our January training dates, please take a moment to let us know which date you plan to attend and what topics are of interest or concern to you. RSVP here. All veteran officials (including transfers and those trained this fall) are required to attend one day this January. Be sure more »