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  • May 30, 2016 8:39 PM | Don Meyer

    Central States Night at the Races is Saturday evening June 11 Fairmount Park beginning at 6 pm. Cost is $26 per person and includes admission, racing program and buffet dinner. We will be in the First Turn Cafe where we have our own buffet, bar, and betting window. Anyone is welcome to go so bring family and friends. Contact me at crew1ref@sbcglobal .net or at 314-471-7552.

    Don Meyer

  • March 21, 2016 5:50 PM | Jim Rosen

    There will be very few changes for the 2016 season.  I thought you'd like to have a preview:

    1. Mouth pieces may now be white or clear.
    2. Gloves have to meet the 2016 standard.
    3. Clipping has been eliminated from the free blocking zone.  It is not illegal to clip an opponent any time, anywhere.

    NFHS Rule Changes - 2016

    Football Rule Change Article - 2016

  • November 15, 2015 2:49 PM | Deleted user


    FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME - Bruce Crow, Walt Richmond, Matt Matter, Gordeon Stengel, Tyler Johnston

  • October 31, 2015 8:08 AM | Deleted user

    State lawmakers say Missouri needs more high schools referees

    October 29, 2015 by Alisa Nelson

    A state House committee has suggested the Missouri State High School Activities Association work to recruit more referees, and see that they get more training. The association’s Executive Director Kerwin Urhahn understands the need for more refs, but he said recruitment is difficult.

    House committee reviewing MSHSAA

    House committee reviewing MSHSAA

    “People are not willing to become an official because they get harassed, yelled and screamed at. They can do no right,” said Urhahn. “We see that revolving door. The thing is, we try to talk to our schools about the fact that if they run off the officials they can’t play games. They have to recruit young folks to try and do this. They have to support the officials, not yell and scream at them.”

    Representative Paul Fitzwater, a ref himself, says proper training of referees is important. “You can’t train someone to become a good official. It’s called experience. You have to referee. You have to get out there and do it. It doesn’t happen overnight,” said Fitzwater. “I think one of the real problems is we have Athletic Directors that don’t have officials. If you’ve got a license, a heartbeat and a shirt, you’re good to go.”

    MSHSAA Executive Director Kerwin Urhahn

    MSHSAA Executive Director Kerwin Urhahn

    Urhahn said the Association will work on the quality and number of refs it employs.

    “All of our officials are not perfect. They’re human beings. I hope for my sake, they all try and do the very best they can,” said Urhahn. “That’s what I expect of them, is to give their very best effort every time they walk out there. Those kids who are playing have worked hard to get to that point. They want to give their very best.”

    Urhahn said the shortage of referees is statewide. He said soccer referees are needed most.

    The committee continues meeting today discussing whether MSHSAA has followed the recommendations of a 2007 committee, most of which focused on student safety and compliance with Missouri’s open records and meetings law.

  • August 02, 2015 7:30 AM | Deleted user

    Greg Stahl and Jim Rosen have agreed to allow the SLOA to host a MSHSAA state football meeting on August 12. This will take the place of our scheduled meeting. 

    Jim Rosen had already volunteered and was scheduled to give a review of the new rules for 2015. Now, he will be able to do that AND our members will get their annual requirement credit for attending the meeting. 

    To comply, we will have to open the meeting to anyone who wants to attend, including "non" SLOA members which will be a great thing. As the meeting host, we have the opportunity to welcome non-members and embrace them into our community for an evening. Kudos to BILL and Jim for getting this done.

  • July 29, 2015 6:59 AM | Deleted user

    Several SLOA members contributed to this article covering NASO and Officiate Missouri Day. Here is the Link

  • July 20, 2015 10:17 AM | Don Meyer

    I was informed this morning that SLOA member Gary Schaefer's father passed away Saturday July 18 at the age of 93.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.  Please keep Gary and his family in your prayers.

  • July 19, 2015 8:02 AM | Deleted user

    The Visitation will be Tuesday, July 21 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Kutis-Affton on Gravois Road.  The Service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22 at Christ Commuity Church on 5293 South Lindbergh.

  • June 24, 2015 8:02 AM | Deleted user

    Congratulations to Larry Donovan.  Larry has been named Baseball Umpire of the year by MSHSAA.  He will be recognized by MSHSAA at Officiate Missouri Day. 

  • June 01, 2015 7:09 AM | Deleted user

    I came across this slideshow outlining the 10 most missed questions on the 2014 IAABO basketball test. Very good review of some common rules situations. Click Here to Review Questions 

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