REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW OFFICIALS
First year officials are required to complete a training program in one of the
A training program can take place anytime during they year, but preference
should be given to time immediately preceding and during the season.
Instructor may obtain or purchase training materials from WVSSAC (i.e. rule
books, films, etc.)
The SO-ASK program should be used for training officials.
PROCEDURES FOR NEW OFFICIALS:
A. Local Board
All officials who register with the West
Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission shall be required to join a
local board of their choice. If there is no board for a particular sport,
registration in those sports shall be handled individually through the West
Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission office. No official will
officiate until registration is complete.
Applicant must be 18 years of age or older
Applicant shall be of good moral character and
shall not have been previously convicted of a felony or crime of moral
D. Date of Registration with WVSSAC Office
Registration shall be postmarked for all sports
on or before June 15.
E. WVSSAC Fees for Registration (1998-99)
With each registration, the WVSSAC will pay the
$8.00 NFIOA fee
F. Late Fee
There shall be a $25.00 late registration fee
(in addition to the regular fee), and this late fee must be submitted as
G. Physical Examination
First year officials are required to submit a
completed physical examination upon application for membership.
Registration will not be accepted until physical examination is completed.
Physical examinations are required in all sports except track and swimming.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT ROBERTA NEWTON AT THE WVSSAC (304) 485-5494,
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