Welcome to KSOA Wrestling
KSOA Wrestling Member Update
Each month, the KSOA Wrestling Committee will be publishing a member update linked through our member newsletter and published in full here. Please click the "Wrestling Update" box to see the latest with KSOA Wrestling.
HUDL Access for KSOA Wrestling Officials
COMING SOON. Current KSOA Wrestling officials must request game footage on HUDL. Click the HUDL Request button to complete the necessary form. Issues with HUDL? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About KSOA Wrestling
The Kansas Sports Officials Association provides a path for excellence in officiating for our wrestling officials through recruitment, training, evaluation, and networking. If you are not currently a KSOA wrestling official, we encourage you to take a look around our website, specifically at our Member Benefits, Bylaws and Frequently Asked Questions.
Becoming a KSOA member is easy and can be done completely online. The application to become a member can be found under Join Now and your options to pay annual dues are clearly laid out under Pay Dues. Annual dues are $35 for one sport, $45 for two sports, and $55 for three or more sports (a $2 transaction fee is charged for PayPal and credit card payments). If you have any questions about membership in the KSOA, don't hesitate to email our Membership Committee at email@example.com.
Below you will find information on how to become a KSHSAA registered official as well as links to NFHS publications and information about our partner assigning organization, Call the Game. Along with KSHSAA administrator Mark Lentz, new officials are welcome to reach out to the Call the Game Director of Officials John Dehan to answer any questions.
Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA)
In order to officiate high school wrestling, referees must be registered with the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA). Click on the KSHSAA logo to learn more and to register as a KSHSAA official. The KSHSAA administrator for wrestling is Mark Lentz.
KSHSAA Requirements to Officiate High School Wrestling
Register with and pay KSHSAA dues
Successful completion of a NFHS Volleyball rules test (a score of 90 or higher to be eligible to officiate post season contests)
Attend a KSHSAA rules meeting (must attend an in-person meeting this year)
Please note the following important 2019-20 KSHSAA Wrestling dates:
October 24: KSHSAA Rules Meeting* (7pm @ Olathe South HS)
November 13: KSHSAA Rules Meeting* (7pm @ Lawrence Free State HS)
November 18: Beginning Practice Date
December 2: Earliest Possible Competition
February 15: Regional Tournament (girls)
February 21-22: Regional Tournament (boys)
February 27: State Tournament (girls)
February 28-29: State Tournament (boys)
*KSHSAA wrestling officials must attend an in-person rules meeting this year. A full list of meeting dates and times can be found here.
2018-19 Kansas State Champions
National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is the overarching governing body of high school wrestling. Below are links to NFHS Wrestling publications.
Call the Game (CTG)
Call the Game (John Dehan) is the Director of Officials, assigning wrestling officials for the following high schools:
Eastern Kansas League (EKL)
Kansas City-Atchison League (KCAL)
United Kansas Conference (UKC)