Dickinson Roughrider Officials Association
Dickinson Roughrider Officials Association
  • Dickinson Roughrider Officials Association

    Accept The Challenge

    Why should I be an official?

    Many people get into officiating because they want to stay in the game after their playing and/or coaching careers are over. It's also a great way to stay in shape and be an influence on young people.

    How do I get started?

    To work high school sports you need to be registered. Many local youth leagues also use registered officials but many do not require it. This is a great way to get started. To get registered you need to contact the NDHSAA. They will provide you with rule books and information on taking the test online.

    Become An Official!

    THE CHALLENGE of officiating can provide some great personal rewards. As an official you must make instantaneous decisions, resolve conflicts and deal with stress and pressure. You are in a position to be a positive role model around children and young adults. Sports officials must be able to bring control to chaos; understand fairness; promote safety and encourage good sportsmanship.

    Connect With a Local Association

    One key thing any new official should do is connect with officials in your area. You can do this before or after applying to the NDHSAA. An experienced official can help you prepare for the exam, learn the mechanics and philosophies of officiating, and help you get assigned to games. If you do not know any local officials, contact the NDHSAA and they can put you in contact with a local official. Some of the local associations host training programs over the summer to help prepare for the season.

    Expectations of a New Official

    As with anything the more you put into it the more you'll get out of it. The more you study the rules the more you'll get noticed on the field or court. Getting as many games as you can will be extremely beneficial to your development as an official. Most first year officials spend the season working youth, junior high and sub-varsity games. It is unusual for a new official to work any varsity games their first season. Junior high and sub-varsity games are in the middle of the week and Saturday mornings. You will often be working with a least one experienced official in these games.

    Who Do I Contact?

    Dickinson Roughrider Officials Assoc.
    Executive Secretary Troy Huber
    1329 25th St W
    Dickinson, ND 58601
    Phone: 701-260-2948

    ND High School Activities Assoc.
    PO Box 817
    Valley City, ND 58701
    Phone: 701-845-3953

    NFHS News & Information

    NFHS Basketball Resources

    2017-18 NFHS RULES CHANGES

     

    2017-18 NFHS Proposed Basketball Rules Changes

    2017-18 NFHS BASKETBALL POINT OF EMPHASIS

    2017-18 Points of Emphasis

    2017-18 NFHS BASKETBALL COMMENTS ON THE RULES

    2017-18 Comments on the Rules

    TWO-HAND FOUL REPORTING

    Information on Two-Hand Foul Report for NFHS

    DROA News & Information

    2018 - 19 Schedules

    2017-18 SubVarsity Basketball Schedule

    2017-18 Basketball Master Schedule

    DROA Officials Roster

    2017 - 18 DROA Officials Roster (12/04/17)

    2018 - 19 Testing Dates

    FB / VB Aug. 28 - Sept. 6, 2018

    BB / WR Nov. 27 - Dec. 6, 2018

    Clinics & Workshops

    • All officials must complete a  NDHSAA online rules clinic each year.
    • All officials must attend  at least one officials workshop each year.

    NDHSAA Bulletins

    The NDHSAA newsletter, the BULLETIN, is posted to our website monthly.  You will find links to the monthly BULLETINS.

    Basketball Day Camps

    Each basketball official must have officiated or have been a supervisor at an NDHSAA approved day camp within the previous 3 years to be eligible for regional and state tournaments.