Southeast Conference Field Judge and AAHSO Director Wes Booker shares a laugh in a lighter moment recently at the high school officiating camp sponsored by the AAHSO.  Booker served a dual role in the camp mentoring line of scrimmage and down field officials in the camp held all day and well into the night at Conway High School.

El Dorado Coach Scott Reed (above) talks to clinic participants at the clinic sponsored by AAHSO. 

    A group of high school officials joined the AAHSO at high school officiating clinic at Conway HIgh School recently.  The camp is dedicated to providing high school officials improve their officiating skills.       

   The camp covered mechanics and philosophies for five man crews.  The classroom portion included penalty enforcement, rules discussion and breakout sessions by position.

   The classroom portion was highlighted by five time state championship game coach Scott Reed sharing insight on proper blocking techniques and special team play.  Officials got an inside look into what coaches are trying to do when their teams take the field.  The camp philosophy is when you know what a team is trying to do, it becomes easier to recognize when things go wrong.

   The officials also were treated to the unique prospective of high school football official and Great American Conference Commissioner Will Prewitt.  Prewitt gave officials tips on engaging and communicating with coaches and the need for professionalism.  

   Following the classroom portion particpants  worked on the field in a live scrimmage with position coaches monitoring and engaging with the officials as they worked.

Great American Conference Commissioner and high school football official Will Prewitt shares his unique prospective with fellow high school football officials at the clinic at Conway High School.

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