Governor Bullock signed the Dylan Steigers Protection of Youth Athletes Act into law and the requirements of the law mirror the NFHS/MHSA Return to Play rules that have been in place for the past few years but there are a few additional requirements of the law. Below is an overview of the law and how it will pertain to MOA officials:
The NFHS concussion course is accessed via
Instruction Sheet (Concussion)
Video instructions to order and view the NFHS concussion course.
When viewing is complete a confirmation page will appear from which you can download a copy of your completion certificate.
Study clubs are an integral part of the official training program of the MOA and provide a continuous learning opportunity. The MOA office will provide appropriate study club materials for review and training. The Directors are responsible to facilitate study clubs in their region and for reporting attendance to the MOA office.
An official must attend at least six (6) study clubs in basketball, football, volleyball and/or wrestling in order to receive credit toward their rating. An official in soccer and/or softball must attend a minimum of four (4) study clubs. It is recommended that study clubs begin at least one week prior to the start of each season.
If an MOA member’s employment prevents him/her from attending study clubs, the official may receive credit for attendance if they comply as follows:
1. Make prior arrangements with the Director or head of the pool.
2. Complete and present the study club outlines to the Director or head of the pool in advance of the meeting they will miss.
3. Request an exception from the MOA office for certain military actions or other extenuating circumstances.
4. An official whose employment requires him/her to be away from home during the week may attend study clubs at an alternate pool location if he/she receives permission from the regional director(s) and the MOA Commissioner.
2021-2022 Testing Dates
August 9-22, 2021
November 15-28, 2021
March 7-20, 2022
Fall August 2, 2021
Winter November 8, 2021
Spring March 1, 2022
All exams will be available for eligible testing officials through the officials Dragonfly account. All Officials that are approved by the pool to upgrade must fill out a Request to Upgrade Form and return it to the MOA office for approval. Please see the forms section to access the Request to Upgrade Form.