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A Message from the President

“The LHSOA was created with the primary objective of improving the quality of high school officiating to the benefit of our athletes, coaches, administrators and fans throughout the state of Louisiana. We welcome input from all of our constituencies who share this common goal recognizing that only through cooperative effort can this objective be realized. We are excited about our new website and look forward to our membership using this valuable tool in the pursuit of excellence. Please check our site frequently for updates and new content.”

-Paul LaRosa


Louisiana High School Officials Association Logo Policy

The Louisiana High School Officials Association (LHSOA) strives for excellence and professionalism by continuously improving the quality of officiating in the State of Louisiana. To promote, protect and foster a high standard of professionalism, LHSOA has developed and registered a trademark logo with the Louisiana Secretary of State. Registration of the trademark is exclusive to LHSOA which means that all privileges, control, authority and/or benefits are vested in LHSOA, a subgroup of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA).

LHSOA registered officials, meeting all LHSAA guidelines for certification of officials and compliance with LHSAA rules (officials associations) are authorized and qualified to use, wear, put on, utilize or otherwise place in action any part of his/her uniform containing the LHSOA trademark logo while:

(A) officiating a member high school’s contests assigned directly through a Regional Coordinator of Officials (RCO), or

(B) officiating sub-varsity contests directly connected to member high schools assigned directly through an RCO or someone else directed by an RCO within a sanctioned LHSAA association, or

(C) officiating middle school contests assigned directly through an RCO or someone else directed by an RCO within a sanctioned LHSAA association, or

(D) officiating recreation contests assigned directly through an RCO or someone else directed by an RCO within a sanctioned LHSAA association.

An official shall not wear, put on, utilized or otherwise place in action any part of his/her uniform containing the LHSOA trademark logo for athletic contests outside of the LHSAA school athletic calendar, i.e., summer league contests, travel league contests or American Legion contests unless such contests are assigned by an RCO or someone else directed by an RCO within a sanctioned LHSAA association.

An LHSAA registered contest official who fails to abide by this policy may be disciplined through his/her association to a degree in keeping with the severity of the infraction.
Adopted: August 2020