Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

A look at the Louisiana High School Officials

The Louisiana High School Officials Association (LHSOA) is an organization of officials for all LHSAA sanctioned sports whose purpose is to serve as a single voice for member officials, their rights, and their welfare. The association works to increase officiating participation and assists in statewide recruitment and retention of officials.

An executive committee serves as the base for the association. There are four LHSOA committee members for football and basketball, three for baseball and softball, and two for volleyball, soccer, and wrestling.

Bryan Greenwood who represents one of the football areas serves as President of the association and Kevin Boitmann, another football representative serves as Vice President. Jim Radcliffe who represents a softball area is the association's Secretary and Keith Burton, a basketball representative serves as Treasurer.

The LHSOA has set a number of goals and objectives for the current academic year. It hopes to have a representative on the LHSAA executive committee, host a webpage offering more information on the association and how to become a member, develop training videos for all sports, and bring all areas of the state together. In previous years, the association has worked hard to provide better financial packages for state officials and hopes to continue doing so this year.

All state officials who are members of a Local Officials Association and who are registered with LHSAA are eligible for LHSOA membership. Members must comply with LHSAA eligibility requirements as well.

LHSOA membership and benefits are valid for one year from the time of an official's most recent LHSAA accepted sport registration.

For more information on the LHSOA, membership, or how you can become involved, visit the www.lhsoa.com or visit the LHSAA website at www.lhsaa.org.

Kenny Henderson is the Executive Director of the LHSAA.






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