Doug Bland

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  • in reply to: LHSAA Registration #2793
    Doug Bland
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    My bad. Typed in the wrong box.

    in reply to: Setup to fail…. #1071
    Doug Bland
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    Paul I agree with you. What needs to happen is that the LHSOA needs to break away from the LHSAA. We should have a contract or “agreement” with them to provide officials for the various sports indicating the training and knowledge obtained to officiate the sport.

    LHSOA needs to be in charge of training, testing, insurance, etc… I would think that the LHSAA would want to be an arms length away from the LHSOA in case of lawsuits. Lord knows they have enough of them now. Hiding behind the independant contractor wordage is not going to do them much good if an athlete dies during an LHSAA sponsored event and they have been providing the training for the officials. If I’m going to pay someone $52 it should be the LHSOA.

    in reply to: registration #859
    Doug Bland
    Participant

    Bryan: I’m wondering why the LHSOA can’t look into providing the insurance we have been paying the LHSAA. I also hope that the steps will be taken where we won’t have to sign up with the LHSAA. I would like to see that members in good standing with the LHSOA would be qualified to work LHSAA sanctioned games. The LHSOA would control the training, meetings, etc… We provide the officials and the schools pay the officials. The LHSAA does not need to be in the official business.

    in reply to: LHSOA's current position on uncoming clinics #823
    Doug Bland
    Participant

    Since the executive committee meets on 7/12 and the state football clinc is 8/14 I’m sure there will be a decision made at that meeting since scrimmages will be coming up shortly after that.

    My gutt feeling is that the LHSAA should be seperated from the LHSOA. We are independant contrators and have been since I started officiating. We sign an LHSAA form each year declaring that. It seems like they want their cake and eat it to. The relationship between the LHSAA and LHSOA should be like anyother business situation where independant contractors are involved. The owner (LHSAA) tells the subs (LHSOA) what they want accomplished. The subs then provide the owner with the price they need to provide the service. The owner then accepts or declines using the subs. The owner has no control over how the subs. Subs are required to complete the service for the price agreed on and within the guildlines of the contract. Seperation from the LHSAA would also require that the LHSOA become more professional in providing qualified referees to the LHSAA.

    in reply to: LHSOA's current position on uncoming clinics #811
    Doug Bland
    Participant

    Paul: Your post was before the LHSAA office meeting. Has LHSOA changed the position you noted in your 6/13 post?

    in reply to: news conference #810
    Doug Bland
    Participant

    He forgot to turn on the mic when he started. After about two minutes someone comes in and turns it on.

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