Rules Clinics


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 other NFHS 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.

To complete a clinic, log in to NDHSAA, click the Clinic button on the left side of the page and click the green View Clinic button beside the clinic you would like to complete.  Click HERE for clinic completions.

2016-17 NDHSAA Sports Rules Clinics Dates and Sites are as follows:

NOTE: LOCAL registration available in all sports. Contact your local Athletic Director for information concerning LOCAL officials.

Soccer: Online Only August 1-22, 2016
Swimming & Diving: Online Only August 1-22, 2016
Cross Country - Online Only August 1-22, 2016
Football- Online Only August 1-22, 2016
 Spring Golf - Online Only August 1-22, 2016
Tennis - Online Only August 1-22, 2016
Volleyball- Online Only August 1-22, 2016
Gymnastics- Online Only October 31 - November 21, 2016
Hockey- Online Only October 31 - November 21, 2016
Wrestling  - Online Only October 31 - November 21, 2016
Basketball - Online Only October 31 - November 21, 2016
Track  & Field- Online Only February 13 - March 6, 2017
Baseball- Online Only March 6 – 27, 2017
Softball- Online Only March 6 – 27, 2017
Spring Golf - Online Only March 6 – 27, 2017

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 test in their area in order to be placed on the certified judges list.  Only Activity Advisor/Coach roles need to complete the online rules clinic.

Click HERE for 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 for the first offense. Fines must be paid prior to being permitted to participate in NDHSAA post season activities to which the fine applies.

Play - Online
  September 5 - 26, 2016
Student Congress - Online
  September 5 - 26, 2016
Music - Online
  September 5 - 26, 2016
Debate - Online
  October 31 - November 21, 2016
Speech - Online
  October 31 - November 21, 2016

NDHSAA Online Non-Credit Rules Clinics

Completion of the clinics linked below will not give you credit for completion.  The links below will direct you to 2015-16 Non-Credit Online Rules Clinics.  These clinics are for reference/educational purposes only.  The navigation is free meaning you may go to any slide within the clinic at any time.  There are no quizes associated with these clinics. You must be using a desktop or laptop computer to view these clinics.  Mobile devices will not allow you to view the course.  Clinics will be open for viewing one week after testing is complete for each sport season.

Click HERE for access to non-credit rules clinics.

Updated 06/15/2016