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(OEP) Officials Education Program - Location and Signup

2019 Mat Officials OEP Training

To: ALL REFEREES
 
Listed below are the USWOA Officials Education Program (OEP) sessions for the 2019 season. This year we have four (4) national, seven (7) regional, and two (2) state OEPs. All sessions will be conducted a day prior to the start of competition. The full day OEP sessions do not replace the referee’s clinic at these competitions and there is a limit on the number of participants for each session. 
All sessions will begin at 09:00 am local time.
All out of area participants should plan to arrive the night before. USAW will provide rooms the night before each session for all OEP participants. OEP participants staying for the associated tournaments would then go to either tournament housing (if provided) or they will need to arrange lodging for the tournament. The 2019 State, Regional and National OEPs are as follows:
 
Mar 22    NW Regional      Centralia, WA       
NOTES       (2)(4) NLT    RESPONSE DATE:  08 March   
                        
Apr 24    West Regional     Las Vegas, NV 
NOTES       (2)(4) NLT    RESPONSE DATE:15 March 
 
May 2-3.  NE Regional       East Stroudsburg, PA
NOTES       (2)(4)(8) NLT  RESPONSE DATE:  29 March 
 
May 3   WI State  Wisconsin Dells, WI (5)(7)     State Level 
            
May 3    IL State  Champaign-Urbana IL   (6)(7)      State Level 
 
May 9   Women’s National Irving, TX 
THIS IS A DATE CHANGE FROM THE ORIGINALY SCHEDULED OEP
NOTES       (1)(4) NLT       RESPONSE DATE:  06 April 
 
May 17    N. Plains Reg Rochester, MN
NOTES       (2)(4) NLT       RESPONSE DATE:  13 April  
 
May 24.   Central Regiona  Ada Ohio
NOTES       (2)(4 NLT        RESPONSE DATE:   20 April 
 
May 24   SE Regional Wilmington NC
NOTES       (2)(4) NLT       RESPONSE DATE:20 April 
            
May 30.  U23/Cadet Nationals Akron, OH
NOTES       (1)(4) NLT       RESPONSE DATE:  04 May 
 
Jun 07   S. Plains Reg      Mulvane, KS 
NOTES       (2)(4) NLT       RESPONSE DATE04 May 
 
Jun 27   Kids Nationals     Wisconsin Dells, WI
THIS IS A DATE CHANGE FROM THE ORIGINALY SCHEDULED OEP
NOTES       (2)(4) NLT      RESPONSE DATE:  25 May 
 
Jul 12    Cadet/Junior NationalFargo, ND
NOTES       (2)(3)(4) NLT   RESPONSE DATE:  8 June 
 

 

NOTES: 
(1) - Participants are responsible for the first $200 of travel and USAW will cover the remainder. All travel must be coordinated through USWOA/USAW and any air travel will be booked through Shorts Travel ManagementDO NOT book travel until directed. 
(2) - Travel subsidy will not be provided. All travel expenses are the responsibility of the participant. 
(3) – Focus is preparing M1C’s becoming Chairman. 
(4) – Use the Tournament sign up process to request a seat at a regional or national OEP. 
(5) – Contact Jeff Jones to request a seat at the WI OEP.   jeffjones99@att.net
(6) – Contact Jason Salley to request a seat at the IL OEP.JASON.SALLEY77@gmail.com. 
(7) – Must referee/pair the sponsoring state tournament. 
(8) – The Northeast OEP will start at 5 pm May 2 and conclude by 12 pm May 3
 
You must go to the Tournament Sign Up page to request attendance at an OEP. Be advised that you must also sign up for the tournament as these are considered separate requests.
The OEP sign up process does not replace the online tournament sign up.It is still mandatory to sign up for a National or Regional tournament. 
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. 
 
John Heyman 
USWOA Officials Education Program Director
 

 

2019 Pairing Officials OEP Training

To:   ALL PAIRING OFFICIALS
Date:  21 February 2019 
Subject:   2019 USWOA PAIRING OFFICIALS EDUCATION PROGRAM UPDATE

Listed below are the USWOA Pairing Officials Education Program (OEP) sessions for the 2019 season.  This year we have three (3) national and three (3) regional Pairing OEPs.  All sessions will be conducted a day prior to the start of competition.  The full day, Pairing OEP sessions do not replace the Pairing Officials clinic at these competitions and there is a limit on the number of participants for each session.    

All sessions will begin at 09:00 am local time.  

All out of area participants should plan to arrive the night before. USAW will provide rooms the night before each session for all OEP participants. OEP participants staying for the associated tournaments would then go to either tournament housing (if provided) or they will need to arrange lodging for the tournament.  

The 2019 Regional and National Pairing OEPs are as follows:  

DATE        EVENT                      LOCATION                    
INSTRUCTOR                           RESPONSE DATE
 
Mar 22  Northwest Regional     Centralia, WA              
 LeeAnn Johnson                          NLT 08 March   - closed

Apr 23    * West Regional           Las Vegas, NV              
 Monica Schommer                      NLT 27 MAR  -     closed

May 17  Northern Plains Reg.    Rochester, MN               
Jeff Jones                                   NLT 19 APR 

May 9    Women’s National        Irving, TX     -  Cancelled                
Cancelled                                       NLT 13 April 

May 30     U23&Cadet Nationals  Akron, OH                  
 Jeff Jones                                   NLT 03 May 


CHANGE--Jul 12 --time to be determined       Cadet & Junior National Fargo, ND  
Leeann Johnson/Monica Schommer/Jeff Jones  

NOTES:  Travel subsidy will not be provided. All travel is the responsibility of the participant.  Housing will be provided the night before the OEP.  Focus is preparing Pairing Officials to become qualified as a TSO.  Use the Tournament sign up process to request a seat at a regional or national Pairing OEP.

You must go to the Tournament Sign Up page to request attendance at a Pairing OEP.  The number of participants may be limited for each OEP.  When closed, you will be contacted to let you know if you are selected to attend.  Be advised that you must also sign up for the tournament as these are considered separate requests.  
 
*OEP Vegas participants must check out on Saturday AM, unless you are assigned to the tournament.
The Pairing OEP sign up process does not replace the online tournament sign up.  It is still mandatory to sign up for a National or Regional tournament. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 
Sherry Bullard
USWOA Pairing Officials OEP Committee Chair
SherryBullard@comcast.net

Tournament and OEP Sign Up Info

The process for signing up for domestic tournaments has changed. Please carefully read ALL the instructions.
It is now part of your USAW Membership Profile
 
You may want to open USAW EVENTS SCHEDULE so that you can enter the exact name of the tournament you wish to sign up for in the membership system.
If you plan on signing up for National tournaments the SAFE SPORT certification must be completed IN your membership profile.

Travel Arrangements for Assigned Officials and OEP Participants

Booking travel has changed. Cain Travel is no longer the agency used by USAW. Please follow the instructions below.
 
If you had booked travel through Cain travel previously here are the directions.
2.  Log in with the email you previously used with Cain Travel
3.  Enter "Password1".  Once logged on, it will prompt you to change your password.
 
If you had not previous booked through Cain travel here are the directions.
2.  Click on New User
3.  Fill out the information and click on Submit
4. Your account will be approved within 24 hrs and you will be able to log back in and reserve travel
If you have any questions please contact Derek Sikora at dsikora@usawrestling.org or 719.598.8181

Link to Learning TrackWrestlings Clock

Every mat and pairing official should have a good idea on the workings of the Clock Controller used by Track Wrestling at USAW events. Click Here  to go to the TrackWrestling page with clock information.  In the menu on the far left click on  "Controller Download" to download the software to your computer where you can practice working with the clock controller.  UnZip the file and make sure you have an updated version of Java running on your computer.  There is a Java link in the folder downloaded from TW.  

Click Here for a YouTube video link with clock controller instructions.