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MHSAA umpire calls WCWS games

Longtime MHSAA official Emerus Addison reached one of the pinnacles of the profession recently, when he was among a select few umpires chosen for the Women’s College World Series. Mr. Addison called five games in the NCAA Division Softball Championships at Oklahoma City, including in the final best-of-three series between …

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2019 Officials Clinics

Football Northwest Assoc. July 13th Basketball Gulf Coast Assoc. May 31-June 1 Northwest Assoc. June 10-13 Delta Assoc. June 11-12 Mid-MS Assoc. June 13-15 Southwest Assoc. June 17-18

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Brad Locke: Officiating is hard, thankless

Brad Locke is senior sports writer for the Daily Journal in Tupelo. His column appeared in the Daily Journal on January 25, 2019 and can be read online here. By Brad Locke I found it funny that on Sunday, the day my stories about basketball officiating ran in the Journal, …

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Berating game officials harmful to high school athletics

If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete, this message is primarily for you. When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or daughter, cheer to your heart’s content, enjoy the camaraderie that high school sports offer and have fun. But when it comes …

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Recruitment, retention of new officials remains a priority

Nearly 500 officials around the country recently attended the 36thannual “Say Yes to Officiating” summit in New Orleans. MHSAA assistant director Robert Holloway was among those at the event, which was administered by the National Association of Sports Officials. “Recruit, retain, support and celebrate officials — that was the theme …

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MHSAA to host Officiate Mississippi Day at Jackson Hilton

Game officials and anyone interested in becoming one are invited to attend the MHSAA’s first “Officiate Mississippi Day” on Monday, July 16 in Jackson. It’s not too late to sign up, either. The registration table at the Jackson Hilton at 1001 East County Line Road opens Monday at 8 AM …

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Officiate Mississippi Day

Officials from all across the state in every sport will descend upon the Hilton Hotel on County Line Road in Jackson on July 16, 2018 in conjunction with the MAC Coaches Clinic for the first ever “Officiate Mississippi Day.” This one-day event will feature sports-specific breakout sessions from the sports …

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2018-19 Officials Fees

2018-19 Officials Fees It is strongly recommended that the timer and scorer in all sports be competent adults. Each official must attend a clinic in the sport for which he is registered.  A school will be fined $100.00 if the head coach does not attend a state rules meeting or …

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Officials insurance form

Officials Accident Incident Report Form 2017-18 NFHS Schedule of Benefits Click the above links to download the Participant Accident Incident Report Form and the Schedule of Benefits information form.  

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Cooper recognized at NFHS summer meeting

The NFHS honors a select few each year for their unwavering dedication and lomg-lasting contributions to the world of high school sports and activities. Among this year’s winners recognized July 1 at the annual NFHS Summer Luncheon was longtime MHSAA official Harold Cooper of Jackson. To simply call “Coop” grateful …

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2016-17 Officials Fees

It is strongly recommended that the timer and scorer in all sports be competent adults. Each official must attend a clinic in the sport for which he is registered. A school will be fined $100.00 if the head coach does not attend a state rules meeting or complete the online …

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Requirements to become an official

Any person 18 years of age or over and a high school graduate may apply for registration as an MHSAA Official with a local association. The application shall include references and payment of registration fees for one season. Membership may be renewed by payment of the annual registration fee, with …

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