Minnesota Wrestling Officials Clinic – October 28th at Simley HS

The Annual Wrestling Officials’ Clinic will be held on October 28th at Simley High School at 2920 80th Street East, Inver Grove Heights. Registration is from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM with the rules meeting at 8:30. The clinic will end by 12:30 PM with no lunch provided. There is no cost!

The clinic will be held in conjunction with the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Clinic. It will start with a joint session of the NFHS 2017-18 Rules Interpretation.

General Sessions

There will be a number of general sessions presented by many of the known wrestling officials in Minnesota. They have valuable experience in officiating key matches and in the knowledge of the rules.

This year’s general sessions will focus on these areas:

  • Points of Emphasis
  • Mentoring and Observations – MatBoss
  • Dealing with coaches and parents
  • Video of Wrestling Situations and Calls

This year there will also be a New Officials Basic Training Clinic in the Simley Wrestling Room. It is very important that all new officials attend this.

This clinic also provides an excellent opportunity to meet and discuss wrestling officiating with officials throughout the state. If you are looking to join an association, there will be representatives there to talk to.

What you learn in the few hours of this clinic is more valuable than 2 or 3 years of officiating on your own.

There will be additional training sessions at Hutchinson High School on Mon. Nov. 13, and Staples-Motley High School on Wed. Nov. 15, both start at 5:30 PM. Session will end by 8:30 PM. These sessions will not be as extensive as Simley, but will concentrate on specific items pertinent to all levels of officials.

Clinic Topics

  • 2017-18 Rules
  • Levels 1,2,3 Training
  • New Officials Basic Training
  • Mentoring/Observations
  • Judgment and Consistency
  • Situations on the mat – Video of matches
  • Officiating Mechanics
  • Points of Emphasis


You need to pre-register for any of the training sessions. This can be performed on the MSHSL Web Site in the Official’s Corner. We need that information for planning purposes.

Simley High School – 2920 80th St E, Inver Grove Heights (map)

Additional Clinics

  • Mon. Nov. 13, 2017 at Hutchinson High School
  • Wed. Nov. 15, 2017 at Staples-Motley High School

These clinics will have registration starting at 5:30 PM