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NWOA Logo Jacket

CLIFF KEEN Athletic has designed the NWOA an official jacket with a new logo for our use.

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2014 Officials Test-TBA

 


Point of Emphasis

Please take note of this memo regarding the 2014 NCAA Wrestling Referee Clinics Download>>

Attention Officials: This is a list of recommendations that Mr. Fred Ambrose (Pennsylvania) has for the officials in his association. He makes some excellent points regarding professional dress, arrival times, etc. Other items such as paycheck procedure might not be applicable in your situation.

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2014 Officials Clinic-Information TBA



THERE WILL NOT BE ANY CLINIC BROADCASTS THIS YEAR FOR THE 2014-15 WRESTLING SEASON. CLINICS WILL BE ONLINE, PLUS SOME DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED WHEN WE WILL HAVE AN OPEN CHAT LINE. New this year, the NCAA will not conduct in–person clinics for wrestling referee certification purposes. The clinic information will now be recorded and available online, at your convenience, beginning September 15 and closing October 19. Ron Beaschler, secretary-rules editor, will review new rules and points of emphasis and Dr. Pat McCormick, national coordinator of officials, will offer the latest instruction on mechanics, positioning, mat control, the role of the assistant referee and other useful topics designed to benefit the collegiate wrestling referee. Each referee assigned to NCAA wrestling competition is required each year to pass the online exam, view the annual rules presentation and participate in the online NCAA rules clinic. All officials who wish to be eligible to officiate NCAA wrestling competition will be required to register on the Arbiter Sports website, https://www.arbitersports.com and complete the online test and clinic by October 19. Arbiter Sports is the official site for NCAA wrestling officials. The site will house the annual rules test, a downloadable rules book, interpretations, points of emphasis, video clips, teaching materials, post season assignments, ejection forms, updated officials mechanics information from Dr. McCormick, as well as interpretations and points of emphasis from Mr. Beaschler. More information will be available in the coming weeks. .
SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT; DUES ARE DUE AND PAYABLE ON JULY 1 FOR THE 2014-15 WRESTLING SEASON 2014 Clinic Information
2014 Facility Information
2014 Rules/Referee Locations

Please contact Lynn Dyche at dyche2747@sbcglobal.net if you have any questions.


Mike McCormick talks NCAA, future of NWOA

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to you as the new NWOA President. I am proud to have been given the opportunity to lead this great organization. I obviously have big shoes to fill but look forward to the challenge. Pat Fitzgerald has decided to step down as the Vice President of the NWOA and Matt Zeitz was unanimously elected to replace him during our annual meeting in OKC this past March. Pat has retired from active officiating after a very successful career. He will be missed! The Rules Committee and Championship Committee met from April 15-17, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN and there are several new experimental rules that will be in effect this season, as well as changes to the way NCAA Wrestling Officials will be certified this season. Arbiter Sports will again serve as the point of contact for most communication on the national level. Our NCAA Coordinator will post tests, videos, interpretations, etc. on their website www.arbitersports.com. As a reminder, this season is the second year of the two year cycle of the rules book. If you need to purchase one, you can either buy one or download one on www.ncaapublications.com. New this year, the NCAA will not conduct in-person clinics for wrestling referee certification purposes. The clinic information will now be recorded and available online, beginning September 15, 2014 and closing October 19, 2014. Ron Beaschler, Secretary-Rules editor, will review new rules and points of emphasis and Dr. Pat McCormick, National Coordinator of officials, will offer the latest instruction on mechanics, positioning, mat control, the role of the assistant referee, and other useful topics designed to benefit the collegiate wrestling referee. All officials who wish to be eligible to officiate NCAA wrestling competition, will be required to register on the Arbiter Sports website listed above, view the rules presentation and pass the online test with a score of 85% or better before October 19, 2014. Arbiter Sports is the official site for NCAA wrestling officials. More information concerning the online test and clinic will be coming directly from the NCAA soon. The following section will describe the new experimental rules for the 2014-2015 season with the last two below being used only in the NWCA All-Star match on November 1, 2014. Please remember to fill out and submit the NCAA questionnaire for the 2014-2015 season. It is imperative that we continue to provide support to the NCAA concerning rules and interpretations that affect our sport. Any rule considerations that were suggested during our annual business meeting in OKC this past season will be forwarded to the Rules Committee as well. For those of you eligible to buy an updated version of the NWOA ring, it can be ordered through Matt Zeitz, our new Vice President. His cell is 573-230-2525 and his e-mail is mzeitz@heliashs.com. If you have refereed any combination of five (5) NCAA Division I, II, or III Championships, or one (1) Division finals match, you are eligible to buy one. Check them out on our website. Address is www.nwoaofficials.org. Speaking of our website, Kent Intagliata has volunteered to be our new webmaster. Please visit it and check out what Kent has done to improve it! If you have not done so already, please send in your annual dues to Lynn Dyche. Dues run from July to June. Lynn’s e-mail is dyche2747@sbcglobal.net. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the summer and I will see you on the mats!

How to become a College Official

With over 60 years of wrestling experience, Lyne Dyche gives some helpful tips on getting started as a college official. Download Article


Wrestling Interpretations
Experimental Rules for 2014-15

Experimental Rule 5.9.3.4.1 (Stalling-Offensive and Defensive Positions) When in an offensive position a wrestler moves his/her lock or hold to around a leg or legs below the buttocks and does not breakdown the opponent , execute an offensive move or work up to the upper extremity for five seconds as counted by the referee, the offensive wrestler shall be called for stalling. The count shall be verbal and visual. Rational: A situation-specific rule designed to promote offensive wrestling by limiting tactics used to eliminate time off the clock, or position oneself in a stalemate situation. Experimental Rule 5.9.3.4.2 (Stalling-Offensive and Defensive Positions) When an offensive wrestler applies a side headlock to the defensive wrestler and does not breakdown the opponent and/or execute an offensive move during a period of five seconds as counted by the referee, the offensive wrestler shall be called for stalling. The count shall be both verbal and visual. Rational: A situation-specific rule designed to promote offensive wrestling by limiting tactics used to eliminate time off the clock or position oneself in a stalemate situation. Experimental Rule 5.9.2.2.1 (Neutral Position Stalling) When in a neutral standing position and a wrestler is not actively engaged in an offensive attack, or a defensive counter to an offensive attack, and his/her feet are both out of the wrestling areas (out of bounds), that wrestler shall be called for stalling. A tie up, including an under hook with no attempt to initiate an offensive move, is not considered an offensive or defensive attack. Rational: A situation-specific rule designed to promote more offensive wrestling in the center of the mat in the neutral position. This rule is designed to keep the wrestling action in the center of the mat and away from the out of bounds line. This rule is not intended to be a “push out “rule. A wrestler engaged in an offensive attack, or a defensive counter to an offensive attack and only attempting to push or pull the opponent out of bounds would be called for stalling. Wrestler being released or earning an escape at the edge of the wrestling area with both feet out of bounds would be allowed to establish him/herself in the neutral position and, therefore, would not be called for stalling. Experimental Rule 2.1.6 Granting the Neutral Position A wrestler who gains the offensive position by being awarded a takedown or reversal may, after a wrestling stoppage by the wrestlers going out of bounds, choose to resume wrestling in the neutral position without an escape being awarded to his/her opponent. Rational: This rule is designed to promote more aggressive wrestling by granting the offensive wrestler the ability to return to the neutral position (without granting the opponent an escape point) in an attempt to score more points from the neutral position if they are unable to score more points from the offensive (top) position. This rule is also designed to promote more aggressive wrestling by the defensive wrestler by attempting to remain in bounds and aggressively attempting to score either an escape or reversal prior to going out or bounds and allowing the opponent the option of returning to the neutral position without giving the defensive wrestler an escape point. Overtime/Injury Timeouts
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The Benefits of The NWOA Membership
Benefits of the NWOA Membership

All wrestling officials are welcomed and encouraged to join the N.W.O.A. The year is "July 1st-June 30 of each year" and the annual dues are $10. Please send all NWOA membership dues, payments and/or inquires to Lynn Dyche.

The National Wrestling Officials Association is a service organization, created with the endorsement and support of the NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee and the National Wrestling Coaches Association. The member officials provide officiating services to universities, colleges and conferences needing NCAA-quality officiating.

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Referee's Requirements
Requirements of the Referee


Only NCAA registered officials may be used to officiate any wrestling meet or
Tournament during the 2014-15 academic year. Listed below are the referee requirements.

7.1 Referee

7.1.1 Registration. A referee who wishes to be eligible to officiate regular-season
And/or postseason competition must complete the following requirements :

1) The referee shall register by watching, annually, the NCAA Rules Presentation
(DVD) not later than OCTOBER 19 of each year.

2) MUST watch A CLINIC EVERY YEAR

3) MUST PASS THE TEST WITH A SCORE OF 85%

7.1.2 Institutional Penalty. An institution using a non-registered referee shall be
Subject to any or all of the following penalties:
7.1.2.1 Monetary fine ($50 up to a $300 maximum penalty).
7.1.2.2 Disqualification of head coach for one or more competitions, and
7.1.2.3 Private or public reprimand

Coaches and/or administrators are encouraged to contact the NCAA Wrestling Rules
Committee chair or a committee member, the NCAA wrestling secretary-rules editor or an NCAA championship manager to report a potential violation.

Finally, the committee also requests that coaches submit a written evaluation of officials via the NWCA Web site when submitting the results of any competition.

 

News and Events
"Wresting Officials Education Grant Program In an effort to continue to provide support and educational opportunities to wrestling officials associations across the country, the NCAA is accepting applications for grant funding to support their efforts with recruiting, retention, training, education and mentoring. Grant funding will be provided with the intention of financially supporting efforts by the association in one or more of these areas. The grant application period will run from September 1 through November 1. Grants should be returned to the NCAA national office via email or fax with the subject line of “Wrestling Officials Grant Application” to: Heidi Wurster Assistant Coordinator, Championships and Alliances NCAA Email: hwurster@ncaa.org Fax: 317/917-6237 Along with the attached application, please provide a copy of your associations Articles of Incorporation and/or Bylaws, a proposed budget and any other information relevant to the proposed program. Current News and Event

2014 Membership Letter

2013 Membership Letter/Information (download)


Current Officials

you need to update your resume by October 1st. If you do not update your resume we will take down your information until we receive a current resume.
Send to kent.intagliata@hyland.com.


2014-2015 NWOA DUES
Are Due July 1st

The Membership Year Is July 1 - June 30TH.

Dues are $10 per year. If you would like to pay your dues and subscribe
To the Amateur Wrestling News, then it's $40.

Send your payment to:
NWOA 2747 Kring Drive, San Jose, CA 95125



NWOA Meeting Minutes

2014 Annual Meeting Minutes (download)

2013 Annual Meeting Minutes (download)


2013 Referees Clinic

Rules Clinic-Officials must view a rules clinic EVERY YEAR. (NO LONGER ONCE EVERY # YEARS)

Test-Each official must pass the test with a score of 85 %.



2014 Rules Video and Officials Certification Information will be posted in September

2013 Rules/ Referee Clinic Locations


 

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