GHSA Announces Game fee Increases for 2023-2024 Season

The Georgia High School Association’s executive committee voted to increase officials pay beginning with the 2023-2024 season. This comes on the heels of a previously approved increases that took effect last season.

Special thanks to Landon Hunsucker for serving as a member of the GHSA’s Officials Advisory Committee and getting this measure approved by the GHSA’s executive board.

Georgia High School Fees

    • Regular season JV $68.00  $73.00)
    • Regular season Varsity $78.00 $83.00
    • GHSA Playoffs $100.00 $110.00
    • GHSA Smis & Finals $125.00 $135.00

Travel Fees

Regular season Travel Fees for one official were increased from $25.00 to $30.00. Fees for two officials were increased from $34.00 to $40.00, and those for three officials were increased from $39.00 to $50.00.

NOTE: Travel fees are based on a “per crew/per competition day” basis. Add $5.00/$7.00 per official for contests that require more than three contest officials. Fees applied as “Travel Fees” must be used to compensate contest officials for travel- related expenses. Travel Fees are negotiable for Invitational Tournaments. Travel Fees do not apply to State Tournament contests. For travel of 100 miles one-way or more the “travel fees” are doubled.

See revised game fee chart (new fees are in red):

These increases has kept GHSA compensation in line with national trends. To put them in perspective, the national average lacrosse officials fee for varsity contests in 2017-18 was $80.50, while the high was $120 and the low an astounding $41.

If you have any questions please contact a Board member.

Regional Fee Comparisons

Florida High School Fees

    • Regular season JV $71.00 (50+ miles $81.00)
    • Regular season Varsity $83.00 (50+ miles $93.00)
    • FHSAA District Tournament $93.00
    • FHSAA Regional Tournament $103.00
    • FHSAA Finals $113.00

Alabama High School Fees

    • Regular season JV $75.00
    • Regular season Varsity $75.00
    • Playoffs $75.00
    • Finals $75.00

North Carolina High School Fees

    • Regular season JV  $59
    • Regular season Varsity   2-man $74.50. 3-man $64
    • Playoffs all 3-man. 1st-2nd rounds $80, 3rd-5th rounds $89.50
    • Finals $ 94.50
    • NO TRAVEL PAID

South Carolina High School Fees

    • Regular season JV $70.00
    • Regular season Varsity $50.00
    • Playoffs $70.00
    • Finals $70.00
    • Travel is at $0.45 per mile with a minimum for $9.00