Sport & Activity Rules Clinics


Rules Clinic Dates

Athletics   Fine Arts
Football Aug. 2-23, 2021   Play Sept. 6-27, 2021
Girls Golf Aug. 2-23, 2021   Student Congress Sept. 6-27, 2021
Soccer (Boys coaches and officials) Aug. 2-23, 2021   Music Sept. 6-27, 2021
Swim & Dive (Girls Coaches & all Officials) Aug. 2-23, 2021   Debate Nov. 8-29, 2021
Boys Tennis Aug. 2-23, 2021   Speech Nov. 8-29, 2021
Volleyball Aug. 2-23, 2021      
Basketball Nov. 8-29, 2021      
Gymnastics Nov. 8-29, 2021      
Hockey Nov. 8-29, 2021      
Wrestling Nov. 8-29, 2021   Local (Sub-varsity) Aug 9, 2021 - Apr 22, 2022
Swim & Dive (Boys Coaches Only) Nov. 8-29, 2021      
Track and Field Feb. 7-28, 2021      
Baseball Mar. 7-28, 2022      
Boys Golf Mar. 7-28, 2022      
Soccer (Girls coaches only) Mar. 7-28, 2022      
Softball Mar. 7-28, 2022      
Girls Tennis Mar. 7-28, 2022      

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.

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 23, 2021.

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. 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.

Fine Arts Judge Certification information
Play - Music - Student Congress - Debate - Speech

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.

Clinic Completions

Updated 10/26/2021