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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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New officials responsibilities

Attend at least five of seven local meetings. Make time to work a minimum of 6 sub-varsity game dates. Accept constructive criticism. Ask questions. Find out who the experienced officials are that live near you and ask them to help you. Go to games and watch the officials, not the …

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NFHS to honor longtime leader in Mississippi officiating

Harold Cooper of Jackson has been honored by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) for his more than 40 years of dedication and service as a high school game official for football, basketball and baseball. Mr. Cooper, 68, is the recipient for this year’s Official Citation by …

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