Officials & Judges - Rules Clinic

Rules Clinics by Sport

Rules clinics attendance/completion is mandatory each year for all football, volleyball, soccer, tennis, cross country, softball, swimming, hockey, gymnastics, basketball, wrestling, baseball, track & field officials and head coaches. Officials and coaches may also fulfill attendance requirements by attending any official rules clinic conducted by any of the state associations and having their attendance card sent to the NDHSAA office for credit.

There are no make-up rules clinics. A coach/official must attend/complete one of the clinics or camps/workshops per sport listed in this schedule. A school must pay $50 for non-attendance or non-completion for a coach at one of these clinics. 

NOTE:  Official’s renewal are due by July 1 without penalty. Renewals after July 1 will be accepted until the date of the last clinic in each sport, however a penalty will apply. New officials registrations are due the date of the last clinic for each sport. On-site meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. local time unless otherwise noted.

2013-14 NDHSAA Sports Rules Clinics Dates and Sites are as follows:
(check NDHSAA website for confirmation closer to clinic date)

NOTE: LOCAL registration available in football, volleyball and basketball. Contact your local Athletic Director for information concerning LOCAL officials.

Soccer: Online Only August 5-26, 2013
Swimming & Diving: Online Only August 5-26, 2013
Cross Country - Online Only August 5-26, 2013
Football- Online Only August 5-26, 2013
 Fall Golf - Online Only  August 5-26, 2013
Tennis - Online Only August 5-26, 2013
Volleyball- Online Only August 5-26, 2013
Gymnastics- Online Only November 4-25, 2013
Hockey- Online Only November 4-25, 2013
Wrestling  - Online Only November 4-25, 2013
Basketball - Online Only November 4-25, 2013
Track  & Field- Online Only February 17 – March 10, 2014
Baseball- Online Only March 10 – 31, 2014
Softball- Online Only March 10 – 31, 2014
Spring Golf - Online Only March 10 – 31, 2014

Fine Arts Rules Clinics

Beginning in 2010/11, fine arts rules clinics will be offered online. Online clinic completion is mandatory for head play director, head speech coach, head debate coach, head student congress coach, head vocal, strings, and instrumental music directors (if there is more than 1 position) from each high school music department.

Beginning in 2011/12 all fine arts judges need to complete an online rules clinic in their area in order to be placed on the certified judges list.

Click HERE for 2013/14 Judge Certification information

There are no make-up rules clinics. A fine arts activity advisor must attend/complete one of the clinics per activity listed in this schedule.  Penalty for failure to fulfill a mandatory clinic requirement shall result in a $50 fine to the school. Fines must be paid prior to being permitted to participate in NDHSAA post season activities to which the fine applies.

Play - Online
  September 9 - 30, 2013
Student Congress - Online
  September 9 - 30, 2013
Music - Online
  September 9 - 30, 2013
Debate - Online
  November 4-25, 2013
Speech - Online
  November 4-25, 2013

Online Rules Clinic Access

You must have an NDHSAA account to complete the clinic.  If you previously had an MVP account, you automatically have an NDHSAA account but must reset your password before you have access. See "Login Access" on main NDHSAA page for directions.

To access clinics within NDHSAA:

Log in -> Click Clinics -> View Clinic.  

Click HERE for links to Clinic Verification pages.

Updated 08/27/2013