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With over 60 years of wrestling experience, Lyne Dyche gives some helpful tips on getting started as a college official. Download Article
Experimental Rule 188.8.131.52.1 (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 184.108.40.206.2 (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 220.127.116.11.1 (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.
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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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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
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.
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.
7.1.1 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:
18.104.22.168 Monetary fine ($50 up to a $300 maximum penalty).
22.214.171.124 Disqualification of head coach for one or more competitions, and
126.96.36.199 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.
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2014 Membership Letter
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
2014 Rules Video and Officials Certification Information will be posted in September