Category Archives: Officials

CIAC Statewide Officials Association Meeting In June

CIAC Statewide Officials Association Meeting In June

The CIAC will host the CIAC Officials Association Statewide meeting on Thursday, June 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the CIAC Office in Cheshire. Click here to view all the meeting information. Refreshments will be provided and all boards are expected to be represented with a limit of two members per board. Critical information from theContinue Reading

2014 Spring Rules Interpretation Meeting Schedule

The CIAC is announcing the schedule for the spring rules interpretations meetings provided to CIAC by officials’ organizations. CIAC rules and regulations require head coaches or their designee to represent your school at these important meetings. Other coaches are encouraged to attend, but it is not a requirement. If your coach cannot make the meeting inContinue Reading

CIAC Concussion Management Policy

CIAC Concussion Management Policy

The issue of concussions and brain injury has been a focus of the CIAC for many years, and with new information coming to the fore, the critical importance of this issue has come into sharper focus. Through its policies and requirements the CIAC has made great effort to protect the well-being of student-athletes. It hasContinue Reading

Officials Enjoy Memorable Night In Basketball Final

Officials Enjoy Memorable Night In Basketball Final

The circumstances are described as both storybook and a fairy tale for the team taking part in the state championship game. It had been a long road for the participants, and for two members of the team it was the culmination of long and storied careers.  But this story is not about the hard-working studentsContinue Reading

CIAC Basketball Tournament Will Open With Dedication Ceremony

CIAC Basketball Tournament Will Open With Dedication Ceremony

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC will kick-off a weekend of basketball championships with the 2013 Boys and Girls State Basketball Championships Dedication in the Nehantic/Pequot/Paugussett room at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center. The Convention Center location has changed from the previously announced Cabaret Theater. The dedication ceremony on Friday will begin the weekend of basketballContinue Reading

Linked Up – 3/8/2013

Linked Up – 3/8/2013

Snow, snow, snow, snow, and more snow. All of the Tournament action scheduled for Friday has been postponed (CIAC Tournament Central particularly the “schedules and postponements” tab will keep you up-to-date) so that leaves plenty of time to check out a variety of items in this week’s Linked Up. From the Westerly Sun: A great profile ofContinue Reading

Hockey Finals Schedule Changed

Hockey Finals Schedule Changed

Due to a conflict with the ECAC tournament, the schedule for the 2013 CIAC Hockey Finals at Ingalls Rink is being changed. Yale’s win over Cornell on Saturday night clinched a first round bye and a host spot for the Bulldogs in an ECAC quarterfinal series March 15-17. The new schedule for the CIAC finalsContinue Reading

NFHS Offering Online Course For Interscholastic Officials

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — An online course for high school contest officials is available through the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) at www.nfhsofficials.com. “Interscholastic Officiating” is available for free to individual members of the NFHS Officials Association, as well as officials in state associations that are 100-percent or Tier 2 NFHS Officials AssociationContinue Reading

Soccer Rule Interpretation From The NFHS

Soccer Rule Interpretation From The NFHS

The CIAC and Connecticut Soccer Officials’ Association (CSOA) have recently communicated with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) about the field diagram in the NFHS 2012- 2013 Soccer Rules book. We asked the NFHS to clarify whether or not the dotted line in the diagram indicating “a minimum boundary for spectators, fencingContinue Reading

Physical and Mental Health for Officials

Physical and Mental Health for Officials

By: Jenni Malsam, Iowa HS Athletic Assn. and Iowa Girls HS Athletic Union (30 yrs); Former HS Soccer-Basketball-Volleyball Official. There are many kinds of knowledge, skills and attitudes that a certified NFHS Soccer Referee must master to help assure personal excellence in his or her chosen avocation of high school soccer refereeing. When we thinkContinue Reading