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Mon, Jan 17


Defiance Family Christian Center

Interested in becoming an official?

The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA), in conjunction with the National Federation of High Schools, requires that all officials become fully licensed. First year officials are required to take an introductory officiating class to learn more click on the About button or Register below

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Time & Location

Jan 17, 2022, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Defiance Family Christian Center, 1832 E 2nd St, Defiance, OH 43512, USA

About The Event

What you can expect: The prospective wrestling official will receive a minimum of 25 hours of instruction on the rules and mechanics of the sport of wrestling. Class sessions will be dedicated to the relationship of the OHSAA and officials, how to deal with emotionally charged situations, how to get matches, where to purchase uniforms and equipment, where to find a local officials association and all related information to provide each prospective official with an opportunity for success. The goal of each instructor is to provide every student with enough knowledge and proficiency to be successful at the entry level in sports officiating. Covid-19 safety protocols will be observed. What is expected of you:  It is expected that each student be proficient in reading and writing. Officials need to be mobile and in good physical condition.  Officials will be engaged in strenuous physical activity, therefore you should be ambulatory and have the necessary level of physical fitness required for wrestling. You are expected to attend every class. You will be required to pay an instructional fee. At the conclusion of classes and prior to your first match assignment you will be expected to purchase your own equipment and uniform. You will be required to be proficient in mechanics. You will also be required to receive at least 75% on two written, final exams: one on rules and one on mechanics. Class Fee: The class fee includes Rules and Case Books and your OHSAA license for the 2022-2023 wrestling season. Concussion Training:  Prior to completing the class and receiving your permit, you are required by the OHSAA to complete additional concussion training.  On Mat Training: In addition to class time, the prospective official will observe actual matches, working alongside the licensed instructors to get the feel for an actual match. This on-mat experience is required and may involve traveling to various schools/events in northwest Ohio.  Due to the uncertainty of available tournaments during the Spring, on-mat training may need to be continued into the Fall/Winter. Location and Dates: Due to concern for the safety of the participants and instructors, the location and dates for this class will be flexible after the first night.  Covid-19 safety protocols will be observed when deciding class locations.

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