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Wrestling officials still needed

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Just so everyone knows what our numbers look like for this upcoming wrestling season. The student athletes need you! Let's ensure they get to have a complete season.


57 Returning Veteran officials 

21 First year officials 

11 Junior officials 


Last season we had over 90 officials and still canceled events across the state. Please if you are planning on officiating this season get your license now! On the job training at Great Crossing in Georgetown on 11/18!

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The next question is. If KHSAA truly cared about our sport, they would either reimburse officials for the license and /or supply officials, especially the new officials with everything needed / required to perform their duties. I just looked into it, the license is $60, to get the exact clothing required black and white striped shirt, grey and black striped shirt and KHSAA jacket is about $130 depending on the officially licensed supplier you by from. Tha  does not include shoes if you do not have them proper shoe, Pants if you do not have a comfortable pair of black pants, Whistle, anklets, arm bands, red / green coin. Now that may not be a large sum of money to some, however if we are tyrying to get newer younger officials for them it may too much and we know that our officials don't get paid near what they should. So KHSAA expects new officials to pony up $200+ and because they are new and unproven they will get the the smaller lower paying assignments ( which is completely understandable). So they will be in the hole financially until they complete at least their firast 3 or 4 assignments. Then they bhave to deal with Attitudal, Complaining and in some cases down right A&&H*&E coaches ( which at some point all of us who have coached fell into 1 or all of those categories). So I say again if the KHSAA truly cared about our kids they would make it worth the officials time and effort. This is not just a Wrestling issue, we need good officials in all sports.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Just one Old Man's Opinion.


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