THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS CHOSE NOT TO VOTE FOR WINTER SPORTS OFFICIALS:
PREVENTION & CARE OF ATHLETIC INJURIES
1.5 PTSB Credits
SOFTBALL UMPIRES MECHANICS CAMP - VENUE CHANGE
We will be having our first clinic on Friday, March 17, 2023 at CHEYENNE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL from 6:00 – 10:00 pm in conjunction with their opening softball tournament. Mike Showalter will be our clinician. This camp, plus the closed book exam will be a requirement for all post season umpires beginning with the 2024 season. This means all post season softball umpires must be certified prior to the 2024 state tournament. This will be consistent with all other sports. This clinic will be FREE of charge!
SOCCER MECHANICS CAMP
We will be hosting our Soccer Official’s camp in Rock Springs on Friday, May 19, 2023 in conjunction with the WHSAA state soccer tournament.
BASKETBALL MECHANICS CAMP
Our WHSAA Basketball Officials Camp will be Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, 2023 at Natrona County High School. Registration will begin at 8:30 am on Saturday in the PE Classroom located on the Southwest corner of the MAC. We will start at 9:00 am on Saturday with classroom instruction and go until about 3:00 pm on Sunday. We will focus entirely on officiating boys games and evaluating/critiquing officials. We are working on a former NBA official for a guest speaker.
VOLLEYBALL MECHANICS CAMP
Our WHSAA Volleyball Officials Camp is scheduled for Saturday, July 8, 2023. We will be meeting at our WHSAA Office at 6571 East Second Street.
DIVING MECHANICS CAMP
Our diving clinic will be held at the WHSAA office at 6571 East 2nd Street in Casper on Saturday, August 12, 2023, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
HEAD COACHES EXAMS
Coaches exams are now available on the Dragonfly Site. You must create an account on the dragonflymax.com site in order to take your coaches rules exam. Please make sure you have taken and passed the test in your sport before you coach your first contest. All head coaches are required to pass their respective tests with an 80% or higher.
The WHSAA is creating the Rules Videos offline and posting them to NFHSLearn.com. All Rules videos will be avalaible once they are created by clicking this link: WHSAA RULES VIDEOS NFHS LEARN PAGE once you have created an account and logged in.
Please use the following document to create an account (if you already have an account on NFHS.org, you will just use that login information): NFHSLearn RULES CLINIC TUTORIAL (PDF)
Once you have viewed your Rules Video, you will receive a certificate stating that you completed the video. Save the PDF that it allows you to download and then you will need to upload the certificate into the Dragonfly Software. These are for Head Coaches and Officials. If you are an assistant coach, please do not upload the certificate.
2022-23 OFFICIALS REGISTRATION
The 2022-23 Official's registration site will be available July 5th, 2022. Please go to our officials department and click on the OFFICIAL'S ONLINE REGISTRATION - DRAGONFLY link. There is also a quick instructional PDF on that page to walk you through getting registered and logging in.
TITLE IX AT 50 - MOMENT OF MAGNITUDE
Annie Humphrey, Leann Quayle & Jessica Fortner (L-R) became the first all-female officiating crew in Wyoming history to officiate a state basketball championship game in 2017. The @WHSAA_307 previously had other females officiate championships but never an all-female crew. #TitleIXat50
TITLE IX AT 50 - DALE ANN MEEKER
Dale Ann Meeker’s multi-sport “career of firsts” at Wyoming’s Powell High School saw her compete in the Wyoming High School Activities Association’s (WHSAA) first annual girls state track meet and first unofficial girls state basketball title game. She later received the first women’s basketball scholarship offered by the University of Wyoming.
Following a hall of fame collegiate career, Meeker embarked on a remarkable 39-year coaching career that was highlighted by 15 years at the helm of the Powell girls basketball program. In that role, she was recognized as the Wyoming Class 3A Coach of the Year and was a five-time conference coach of the year. She also coached a team of all stars from Wyoming and Colorado that participated in Belgium.
Meeker’s other endeavors include 24 years as a middle school boys and girls track coach, four years as a junior varsity basketball coach, and two years as a middle school basketball coach. She also served as a member of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sport, co-chair of the Simpson Committee (which selects Wyoming’s senior male and female athletes of the year), and is a member of the University of Wyoming Hall of Fame Selection Committee. #TitleIXat50
TITLE IX AT 50 - JAN JOHNSON
In 1979, Jan Johnson arrived in Ten Sleep, WY, a young post-college athlete looking to instill lessons with the same vigor as female coaches who fought for her opportunities. Her 30+year career included a HOF-worthy run as AD, coaching volleyball, basketball & Track, & teaching K-12 PE.
Seven years after later moving to Buffalo (WY) HS, Johnson became the school’s 1st female athletic director in '92 – a position she held for nearly 20 years. A '87 & '93 coach of the year, Johnson’s volleyball teams won a state championship & were 4-time state semifinalists.
In 2010, Johnson was recognized as the Wyoming Athletic Director of the Year, inducted into the @WYOcoaches Hall of Fame, received the @NIAAA9100 State Award of Merit, & was a finalist for the @nhsaca Athletic Director of the Year.
The NFHS and many State Associations, including the WHSAA, support the SAT/ACT Donation Project to assist students, athletes and families with college entrance exam preparation. The SAT/ACT Donation Project has already helped over a quarter MILLION students. For more information, please click the following links:
THE PARENT SEAT
Being a parent of a student participating in activities can be a challenge. Sometimes in attempting to support your student, it can actually have a negative impact. This short six-minute video outlines 10 steps to being a positive parent. We want your student, and you as a parent, to have a positive experience. Click the link below.
UNDERSTANDING VAPING AND E-CIGARETTES
Vaping and E-Cigarettes have been an increasing health hazard to our students. This free course, offered by NFHSLearn, highlights the risks and misconceptions associated with vaping. We recommend parents and students view and discuss this current information. Click on the link below.
MAKE THE RIGHT CALL
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