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Fall Novice Wrestling Officials Class
Information for the Cincinnati Novice Official for the 2017 - 2018 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 National Federation of High Schools (NFSH) 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 a Class Fee of $110 when your register for the Adult Education Program. You may not take any class materials home without paying the registration fee, this is a GCWOA regulation. The total cost will be $110 payable to the OHSAA via credit card, debit card or electronic check. This class will be conducted by Instructors which are OHSAA Certified and will include class content written and approved by the OHSAA & OWOA. You MUST visit http://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 entered will be automatically be entered into the OHSAA database. Your information will then be updated on the myohsaa web site in late spring or early summer.
The testing will be conducted online via the http://officials.myohsaa.org web site after classes have concluded. After our last class the instructors will "release" the tests for each qualifying student. You will have one week to take the test. Once you start a 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.
This information will be used for the roster on our web site.
(Link located at the bottom of this page.)
This year the classes
will begin on October 2, 2017. Registration and payment
must be completed on-line by September
Registration and On-Line Payment
Classes for 2017-18 Season
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Lakota West High School - Room 102 (subject to change)
For a map and written directions to Lakota West High, Click HERE
Total Cost $11000 Class Fee - Paid via credit or debit card or electronic check, on the officials.myohsaa.org web site
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.
In addition to passing the NFHS Rules Test and OWOA Mechanics Test, the GCWOA expects each official to observe at least two Class 1 Officials for a total of six matches (i.e. three times each). You will also be required to Officiate the Jr. High Coaches Classic in January. Once these requirements are met, and you mail the completed form to Ralph Farmer, you will move out of the Novice Class and be listed as a Class 2 Official on the GCWOA Web Site.
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 - email@example.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
*For an Example of the Signs: Click HERE