Sport & Activity Rules Clinics


Sport Rules Clinics

Rules clinics completion is mandatory each year for all football, volleyball, soccer, tennis, cross country, softball, swimming, hockey, gymnastics, basketball, wrestling, baseball, track & field officials and head coaches. Officials and coaches may also fulfill attendance requirements by attending any official rules clinic conducted by any of the other NFHS state associations and having their attendance card sent to the NDHSAA office for credit.

There are no make-up rules clinics. A coach/official must attend/complete one of the clinics per sport listed in this schedule. A school must pay $50 for non-attendance or non-completion for a coach at one of these clinics. Officials will drop a level of certification the following year for non-fulfillment of any requirement.

NOTE:  Official’s renewal are due by July 1 without penalty. Renewals after July 1 will be accepted until the date of the last clinic in each sport, however a penalty will apply. New officials registrations are due the date of the last clinic for each sport.

To complete a clinic, log in to NDHSAA, click the Clinic button on the left side of the page and click the green View Clinic button beside the clinic you would like to complete. Clinic completions.

2019-20 NDHSAA Sports Rules Clinic Dates (Online Only) are as follows:
NOTE: LOCAL (Sub-Varsity Only) registration available in all sports. LOCAL (Sub-Varsity Only) officials are required to complete the LOCAL (Subvarsity) Online Rules Clinic, NOT the sport specific clinic.  LOCAL (Sub-Varisty) online rules clinic window is August 5 - April 24, 2020.

Football July 29 -  August 19, 2019
Soccer July 29 -  August 19, 2019 27 (Boys Coaches & Officials)
Swimming & Diving July 29 -  August 19, 2019 (Girls Coaches & Officials)
Volleyball July 29 -  August 19, 2019
Basketball October 28 - November 18, 2019
Gymnastics October 28 - November 18, 2019
Hockey October 28 - November 18, 2019
Wrestling October 28 - November 18, 2019
Baseball March 2-23, 2020
Softball March 2-23, 2020

Fine Arts Rules Clinics

Fine arts rules clinics are offered online. Online clinic completion is mandatory for head play director, head speech coach, head debate coach, head student congress coach, head vocal, strings, and instrumental music directors (if there is more than 1 position) from each high school music department.

2019-20 NDHSAA Fine Arts Rules Clinic Dates (Online Only) are as follows:

Play September 3-23, 2019
Student Congress September 3-23, 2019
Music September 3-23, 2019
Debate October 28 - November 18, 2019
Speech October 28 - November 18, 2019

All fine arts judges must complete an online test in their area in order to be placed on the certified judges list.  Only Activity Advisor/Coach roles need to complete the online rules clinic. There are no make-up rules clinics. A fine arts activity advisor must attend/complete one of the clinics per activity listed in this schedule.  Penalty for failure to fulfill a mandatory clinic requirement shall result in a $50 fine to the school for the first offense. Fines must be paid prior to being permitted to participate in NDHSAA post season activities to which the fine applies.

Judge Certification information

NDHSAA Online Non-Credit Rules Clinics

Completion of the clinics linked below will not give you credit for completion.  The links below will direct you to Non-Credit Online Rules Clinics.  These clinics are for reference/educational purposes only.  The navigation is free meaning you may go to any slide within the clinic at any time.  There are no quizes associated with these clinics. You must be using a desktop or laptop computer to view these clinics.  Mobile devices will not allow you to view the course.  Clinics will be open for viewing one week after testing is complete for each sport season.

Updated 05/10/2019