Rules Clinics


Rules Clinics by Sport

Rules clinics attendance/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 or camps/workshops 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.

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. On-site meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. local time unless otherwise noted.

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.  Click HERE for clinic completions.

2018-19 NDHSAA Sports Rules Clinics Dates and Sites are as follows:

NOTE: LOCAL registration available in all sports. Contact your local Athletic Director for information concerning LOCAL officials.

Cross Country                       July 30 - August 20, 2018
Football                             July 30 - August 20, 2018
Class A Girls Golf                        July 30 - August 20, 2018
Soccer July 30 - August 20, 2018 (Boys Coaches and all Officials)          
Swimming & Diving     July 30 - August 20, 2018 (Girls Coaches and all Officials)          
Tennis                       July 30 - August 20, 2018  (Boys Coaches)          
Volleyball July 30 - August 20, 2018
Basketball October 29 - November 19, 2018
Gymnastics October 29 - November 19, 2018
Hockey October 29 - November 19, 2018
Wrestling October 29 - November 19, 2018
Track & Field February 11 - March 4, 2019
Baseball March 4 - 25, 2019
Boys Golf March 4 - 25, 2019
Class B Girls’ Golf March 4 - 25, 2019
Softball March 4 - 25, 2019

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.

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.

Click HERE for Judge Certification information

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.

2018-19 Online Clinics

Play September 4 - 24, 2018
Student Congress September 4 - 24, 2018
Music September 4 - 24, 2018
Debate October 29 - November 19, 2018
Speech October 29 - November 19, 2018

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 2015-16 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.

Access Non-Credit Rules Clinics

Updated 04/20/2018