VHSL CERTIFICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED "APPROVED" OFFICIALS. AS CERTIFICATION VIA VHSL IS ONLY FOR ONE YEAR, THIS "APPROVAL" WILL ONLY BE VALID FOR THE ODSL SEASONS FOLLOWING THE END OF THE HIGH SCHOOL SEASON. PLEASE COMPLETE THE ALTERNATE TRAINING VERIFICATION FORM AND SEND A COPY OF YOUR NFHS MEMBERSHIP CARD.
PVS, CSL, & VHSL training is allowed but the following procedure MUST be followed:
- The on-line form must be printed and taken with you to the training. The training MUST be signed by the trainer
- LINK TO Alternate Officials Training Verification Form - CLICK HERE
- LINK TO CSL TRAINING - CLICK HERE
- LINK TO PVS OFFICIALS TRAINING - CLICK HERE - CHECK OFTEN AS DATES ARE BEING ADDED
OFFICIALS TRAINING REQUIREMENTS (as outlined in League Rules):
Section 5.3.1 Stroke and Turn Judge - Attend Training Clinic; pass Officials exam; shadowed an experienced Stroke and Turn Judge at one meet.
Section 5.3.2 Starter - Attend Training Clinic; pass Officials exam; worked at least one season as a Stroke and Turn Judge; shadowed an experienced Starter at one meet.
Section 5.3.3 Referee - Attend Training Clinic; pass Officials exam; worked at least one season as a Stroke and Turn Judge; shadowed an experienced Referee at one meet, and be recommended by the Team Representative.
Section 5.4 - Exclusion from Required Officials Training - Individuals holding certification from USA Swimming or other equivalent organization will be allowed to work at the highest level for which they hold Official certification or an equivalent certification.