Officiate Iowa High School Athletic Events

Officials Registration 2022-23 school year

Opens on June 15, 2022

IHSAA Officials

Stay involved with Iowa high school athletics by registering as an official! To qualify, registrants must be a high school student or older, have a thorough understanding of the sport you wish to officiate, and the ability to interpret and apply rules.

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IOWA CENTER FOR OFFICIALS SERVICES (ICOS)

2021-22 IHSAA OFFICIALS

Starting in the 2021-22 athletic year, the IHSAA and IGHSAU will be utilizing the NFHS Center for Officials Services, powered by DragonFly, for information, registration, education, licensing, and postseason assignments for all officials.

Once logged in, you will find tutorials and information from DragonFly to help you better understand the registration and licensing process.

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE BECOMING AN IHSAA OFFICIAL

Notable Policies

  • Officials are considered independent contractors. 
  • Officials from out-of-state must obtain a valid IHSAA license to officiate within Iowa.
  • All licenses expire annually after the state baseball tournament and must be renewed within one year of expiration.
  • High school students are eligible to obtain a license and officiate sub-varsity and junior high contests. 
  • Armed Forces personnel will have licensing fees waived for their first two years of officiating (form below). 
  • High school and college students receive a discounted rate for licensing fees. 

Official Exams and Rules Meeting Requirements

  • All officials must score 75 percent or higher on an online open-book exam in the sport(s) for which they intend to officiate. Exams may be retaken twice if necessary.
  • All officials are required to view an online rules interpretation meeting pertaining to their sport(s) before the season begins.
  • To become varsity eligible, new officials of football, basketball, baseball, and wrestling must attend a clinic within the first three years of registration.
  • Exams and rules meetings may be found through DragonFly (ICOS). 

IHSAA Hub for Registered Officials

Officials Associations & Assignors

ORGANIZATIONCONTACTADDRESSCITYSTATEZIPEMAILHOME PHONECELL PHONE
Algona Officials AssociationFred Perkins4664 380th StEmmetsburgIA50536fredbp0022@gmail.com(712) 490-4061(712) 490-4061
Black Hawk Officials AssociationRobert Smith Jr.800 Sycamore St.WaterlooIA50703robert.smith@uni.edu(319) 233-3907(319) 230-7917
Cedar Rapids Athletic Officials AssociationChris Heidelbauer3470 Crown AveMarionIA52302chris@craoa.com(319) 533-0292
Cedar Valley Soccer Officials AssociationPhil Watson3928 Spruce Hill Dr.Cedar FallsIA50613-5574Phil.Watson@cfu.net(319) 230-9148
Central Iowa Wrestling Officials AssociationJesse McCrady3008 SW Sharmin LNAnkenyIA50023jessetmccrady@gmail.com(641) 780-4618
Clarinda Officials OrganizationKeith Brothers815 S 16th St.ClarindaIA51632kbrothers093@gmail.com(712) 303-0025
Des Moines Officials AssociationLarry Jacobus1547 E. Bell AveDes MoinesIA50320piratespens@msn.com(515) 243-3276(515) 490-0779
Dubuque Area Soccer Officials AssociationPaul Lassance4846 Embassy Ct.DubuqueIA52002paullassance@mchsi.com(563) 590-0487
East Central Iowa Soccer Officials Assoc.Brian D. Cohen125 Brougham RoadRobinsIA52328tlcx2plusbdc@gmail.com(319) 294-8863
Eastern Iowa Wrestling Officials Assoc.Chris MeineckePO Box 1206MaquoketaIA52060chris@meinecke-richards.com(563) 652-6611(319) 480-3377
Fort Dodge Officials AssociationJim Bice1699 Elmhurst AvenueFort DodgeIA50501jbice@mchsi.com(515) 955-4881(515) 571-3191
Greater Des Moines Umpires AssociationGeorge Davis3124 SW 29thDes MoinesIA50321-1438coachdavis@mchsi.com(515) 288-0764(515) 979-9291
Grundy County Officials AssociationCharles McCauley107 SpruceReinbeckIA50669cmmccauley1@gmail.com(832) 434-8996
I.O.W.A (Iowa Officials Western Assoc.)Chris Girres212 Parkwild DrCouncil BluffsIA51503chrisgirres@gmail.com(712) 256-1899(402) 657-2905
Iowa City Athletic Officials AssociationJohn Mathias906 Wylde Green RdIowa CityIA52246john.r.mathias@gmail.com(319) 430-5100
Mahaska County Wrestling Officials AssociationLanny Brand105 12th Ave NWAltoonaIA50009lannybrand@gmail.com(515) 975-9602
North Iowa Area Soccer Officials AssociationCharlie RamsayPO Box 1711Mason CityIA50401-1711socrdude74@msn.com(641) 420-8345
North Iowa Officials AssociationDan Dingman236 20th St SEMason CityIA50401dingerdanman@gmail.com(641) 512-6068
Northwest IA Wrestling Coaches & Officials AssocMike Winklepleck4712 Stoneridge CtSioux CityIA51106winklem@live.siouxcityschools.com(712) 870-4682
Premier Sports Officials AssociationSean Johnston7001 N 153rd St.BenningtonNE68007psoa@premiersportsofficials.com(402) 319-8413
Quad City Officials AssociationJon Clark2332 18th Ave AMolineIL61265quadcityra@gmail.com(309) 945-8119(309) 945-8119
Red Rock Officials AssociationCraig Van Vark409 E 1st STPellaIA50219craig.vanvark@gmail.com(641) 628-9179
Saylorville Officials Association-BASKETBALLDan Bruns319 NE 51st CTAnkenyIA50021brunsdanielp@johndeere.com(515) 724-4278
Saylorville Officials Association-FOOTBALLBill Prange2763 NE 96th PlAnkenyIA50021bill2182@mchsi.com(515) 210-4167(515) 210-4167
Siouxland Officials AssociationKevin Eekhoff1898 Willow Run Blvd.LeMarsIA51031keekhoff@bank-northwest.com(712) 546-6735(712) 548-2722
Siouxland SOCCER Officials Association (SSOA)Patrick Wiltgen500 E 26th StSouth Sioux CityNE68776patrickwiltgen@msn.com(402) 987-7719
Siouxland Umpires AssociationGrant Thompson3900 Stadium DriveSioux CityIA51106GT25Ump@gmail.com(712) 301-3905
Southeast Iowa Soccer Officials Association Daniel LopezTiffinIA52340jdaniellopez87@hotmail.com563-506-3263
Southeast Iowa Officials AssociationJoshua Ragar116 Country Lane RdWest PointIA52656jragar9@outlook.com(309) 371-5020
Tri-State Officials AssociationAl Stoltz1835 Hummingbird DrDubuqueIA52002stoltzalan@yahoo.com(563) 451-8352
Twin Lakes Area Officials AssociationFred Perkins4664 380th StEmmetsburgIA50536fredbp0022@gmail.com(712) 490-4061
Wapello County Officials AssociationBill Owens161 W Alta Vista AveOttumwaIA52501ottumwaofficials@yahoo.com(641) 682-3360(641) 814-2271
Waterloo Area Officials Association (WAOA)Terrance Campbell (TC)601 Juanita AvenueCedar FallsIA50613waterlooofficials@gmail.com(517) 281-2315(319) 504-2940
Webster City Officials AssociationChris Hansen906 Fairmeadow Dr.Webster CityIA50595cthansen68@gmail.com(515) 851-1973

Resources for Iowa High School Sports Officials

OFFICIALS’ APPAREL & EQUIPMENT

IHSAA Officials Hall of Fame

CONGRATS TO THE 2020-21 INDUCTEES

 

Jay Flora

Marshalltown

Jeff Frese

Norway

Cary Griffith

Nashua

John J. Jaspers

Cedar Rapids

Royce Ranniger

Sioux City

Dan Severidt

Adel

Kurt Walderbach

Mason City

VIEW ALL IHSAA HALL OF FAME OFFICIALS