How to Become a Registered Official
NOTE: For junior high contests, officials registered by the NDHSAA should be provided whenever possible. Non-registered high school students shall not be used as referees, umpires or other officiating positions.
WHAT DO I NEED TO QUALIFY?
-enjoy high school sports and want to give something back
-have a basic understanding of the sport and its rules
-be an adult or a junior or senior in high school (some regulations apply)
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
-contact the NDHSAA office or click here for an official's registration form
-complete and return the form along with the required registration fee
-attend one of the NDHSAA sponsored rule interpretation meetings for each sport
-complete an annual open-book examination in the sport(s) of your choice
HOW DO I GET GAMES?
-as a registered official, your name will be listed in this web site and our publication, the Bulletin
-individual high schools can contract directly with you
-as an NDHSAA official, you may
work with local official's associations for assignments
contract individual schools on your own
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF OFFICIATING?
-staying involved in your favorite activity
-meeting and working with young students
-meeting and developing a comradery with fellow officials, coaches and school officials
-maintain physical and mental fitness
-maintain an enthusiasm for your favorite activity
-earn some extra money
WHO DO I CONTACT?
North Dakota High School Activities Association
P.O. Box 817
Valley City, ND 58071
Telephone - 701-845-3953
Fax - 701.845.4935