Click on the link below to view the list of Presidents and Secretaries of those boards that are enrolled with the MIAA. If you are interested in becoming an official, please contact the Board nearest you to learn how to become a game official.
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The MIAA does not directly train or enlist game officials. The MIAA enrolls game officials based on information local officials' boards provide to the Association.
The MIAA has a list of all the game officials' boards in the state for all sports offered at MIAA member high schools. Each officials' board has a secretary and president and this information, including contact infomation, is posted on the MIAA website.
In order to become an official, you should contact an officials' board's secretary or president in both the sport you are interested as well as the section of the state you wish to work. Each official's board will have a process to enroll and train new officials. You are certainly welcome to contact more than one board and officials can be enrolled with several different boards if desired.
Membership with a recognized official's board qualifies you to officiate MIAA Tournament Events as well as provides an opportunity to serve as an "Officials Representative" on one of our Sport Committees.
105 CMR: Department of Public Health – 201.007 (E) Training Program
“Game officials shall complete one of the training programs approved by the Department as specified on the Department’s website annually and shall provide independent verification of completion of the training program to schools or school districts upon request.”
The yearly certification requirement is only valid between July 1st and June 30th of a given academic year.
In support of Department of Public Health (DPH) regulations cited above, and in the best interests of our student athletes, all MIAA Tournament Directors and Tournament Assignors will require successful completion of a DPH approved concussion training program as a condition for an official accepting an MIAA tournament assignment. Your acceptance of an MIAA Tournament contest assignment will be considered a implicit confirmation that you are a member in good standing with your local board, that you are enrolled with the MIAA, and that you have successfully completed a concussion training program as required by the DPH.
The National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) training module, “Concussions in Sports: What You Need to Know”, is one of the MDPH approved training programs and may accessed using the link:
The CMCFO will be conducting training classes for those interested in becoming high school football officials in Central Massachusetts. The classes will be held at Grafton Middle School tentatively from 6:30 to 8:30pm (Subject to adjustment). The dates are:
- Thursday 31 May
- Thursday 7 June
- Thursday 14 June
- Tuesday 19 June – Recap and test
For more information, please contact Mike Doherty at 508.450.5893.