Two tutorials have been added on the Members Menu:
All officials should have gotten an email from the MIAA on or about June 12 with information regarding the new procedure for officials to register with the MIAA. Officiating boards will no longer be registering their members with the MIAA as a group. This process will now be done by the individual officials through ArbiterSports. The process includes the MIAA registration and Background Check. The cost for a background check and to register in one sport will be $45; each additional sport registration will be $10. You will continue to register with the MIAA personally each year, but you will only need to have a background check done every 3 years.
You may register beginning on June 15, 2015 and must register by July 31, 2015
Note: High School Assigners (Commissioners) have been instructed by their Leagues/Conferences to only use officials who have successfully completed the Background Check. If you do not go through this procedure, you will not be able to officiate Middle or High School games at any level (Middle School, Freshman, JV or Varsity).
Step-by-Step Process: (this should only take 10-15 minutes to complete)
You will now have a new Organization on your list, “MIAA State Office”, with you log in, the Central Hub account type means that it acts as a web site where information about the organization can be found.
The June meeting has been scheduled for June 25 at Whitman Hanson High School at 7:00 pm.
The 2015 Membership dues are due by May 1st. Information is on the Dues Info and Payment page on the Members menu.
The 2014 Rules information has been updated on the Rules & Training Menu item. There you will find the 2014 rule book and many other documents such as play situations, etc.
The 2014 Pre-Season EMAIFO Member’s test has been released.
It is due by September 4. We will review it on September 18. While grades are not counted, you must pass the exam in. The purpose of this test is to get us all back into the rule book in preparation for the upcoming 2014 season.
You may submit it by:
Please be sure to include your name, question numbers and answers clearly in your emails. Email all test answers to the Secretary (secretary at emaifo dot net, you can supply the at symbol and period so we can avoid getting spam!). The Secretary will also accept completed hard copies of the test on/before the September 4th meeting.
Please e-mail the Secretary with any questions.
The June meeting has been re-scheduled to June 26 at Whitman Hanson High School at 7:00 pm.
It is with a heavy heart that we regret to inform you that Bill Leanues has passed away.
Bill had been battling cancer for some months and passed away on Thursday evening (May 15).
For many of us Bill was a friend, mentor and brother in the EMAIFO football officials fraternity.
He started officiating football in 1967 and never stopped. He was full of energy and always hustling from one game and sport to the next.
Bill worked football, baseball, soccer and basketball.
He rose through the ranks and became the assigning commissioner for the Old Colony,
Atlantic Coast, Patriot, South Shore, Mayflower and Cape Leagues.
In that role he flourished and many of us owe him for his faith and trust in our ability to deliver outstanding officiating in a game we all love.
We respectfully request you refrain from contacting Susan Leanues until the family has completed the arrangements.
When more information becomes available, it will be posted.