As anybody who has been involved with ADM or high school athletics in general, officiating is a key part of any contest, and having a good official can help maintain peace and fairness during the heat of competition. The National Federation of State High School Athletic Association made the announcement that current high school officials as well as anyone interested in becoming a referee in high school sports. There are always a need for officials across the state of Iowa, and this a great opportunity to learn while you may be looking to do something at home.

There are 11 sports officiating courses available for free from their Learning Center at www.NFHSLearn.com. You can learn different things about what you need to do to become the best official out there, what to expect, how to handle spectators and more. If you do have any interest you can take a class, make sure that you sign up and give yourself a chance to improve your skills or learn something new.