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Fall Novice Wrestling Officials Class

Information for the Cincinnati Novice Official for the 2019 - 2020 Season

The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) has mandated that all new officials must complete a 27 hour Adult Education Program in order to qualify to take the OHSAA Knowledge, National Federation of High Schools (NFSH) Rules and Ohio Wrestling Officials Association (OWOA) Mechanics tests to become a High School Wrestling Official.  You MUST attend at least eight of the nine classes and be present within 20 minutes of the starting time of each class.  You must also pay the Class Fee when your register for the Adult Education Program.  The total cost will be $110 payable to the OHSAA via credit card, debit card or electronic check. These classes will be conducted only by Instructors who are OHSAA Certified and will include class content written and approved by the OHSAA & OWOA.  You MUST visit the following web site https://officials.myohsaa.org at least one week prior to the first class.  (Please Note: This web site is optimized for Google Chrome.)  All registration information you enter will be automatically entered into the OHSAA database.

The testing will be conducted online via the MyOHSAA web site after classes are concluded.  After our last class the instructor will "release" the tests for each qualifying student. You will have one week to take the tests.  Once you start any test you will have 24 hours to complete it.

In addition, you will need to fill out a GCWOA Registration Form and bring it to the first class.  (The registration form can be found on our web site: http://gcwoa.org.)  This information will be used to add your information to the roster on our web site. 

Please note:  If you are a High School Student, at least 14 years of age, you can take the class, and obtain a Class 3 Officiating Permit after passing the Tests.  Please inform the Instructors at the first class if this is the case.

Class Information is listed below:

Registration and payment must be completed on-line by September 21, 2019, at https://officials.myohsaa.org.

Classes Dates for the 2018-19 Season: September 30; October 7, 14, 21, & 28;
November 4, 11, 18, & 25.  The season begins on November 30, 2019

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Location:  Lakota West High School - Room 102 (room subject to change)

In addition to passing the Final Tests, the GCWOA requires each official to observe at least two Class 1 Officials for a total of six matches (i.e. three times each).  You are also required to Officiate both days of the Jr. High Coaches Classic in January.  (Date to be determined.)  Once these requirements are met, and you mail the completed form to Ralph Farmer, you will move out of the Novice Class Listing and be listed as a Class 2 Official on the GCWOA Web Site.

Concussion Training: Prior to completing the class and receiving your Officiating Permit you are required by State Law (Ohio) & the OHSAA to complete additional concussion training.  This will be discussed at the first class.

Your Fee Includes:

OHSAA (Dues & Tests, $65), GCWOA (Dues, $35), & Class Materials ($10)

Membership in the GCWOA includes many perks: having your picture and contact information on our Web Site, membership in the OWOA, having your attendance automatically sent to the Southwest District Athletic Board & OHSAA, plus free admission to the GCWOA Banquet at the end of the season.

Please fill out a GCWOA registration form bring it to the first class.

 If you have any questions, you may contact Ralph Farmer, at:

The best contact is via E-mail - farmerrw@zoomtown.com

But if you must call: Phone - (513) 248-1179.

Hope to see you in September!

Certified OHSAA Adult Education Class Instructors,

                                                                                        Ralph W. Farmer, Paul Branco, Jeff Simons, & Walter Starks


Novice Class Registration Form: Click HERE

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Send e-mail to the WebMaster farmerrw@zoomtown.com with questions or comments about this site.
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Initially Created: November 27, 2001
Recreated: August 27,  2007
Last Modified: October 09, 2019