Officials Legacy Program

The MHSAA Student Legacy Officials Program was put in place to allow high school students to learn the skill of officiating in a controlled environment under the guidance, supervision and mentorship of a veteran MHSAA official. The structure of the program allows flexibility in the development of officials based on sport, background, skill set and officiating opportunities.

Mentor Officials

For current mentor officials or someone considering becoming a mentor, a good resource to get you pointed in the right direction is the Officials Mentorship Program Manual. We also encourage you to work closely with other veteran officials and your Local Approved Association to ensure new Legacy Officials receive the necessary support in the start of their officiating careers.

Legacy Resources

The following forms will start you on your way for the MHSAA Legacy Program, either as a Legacy Official or as a Mentor.

Legacy Officials

  1. A mentor official is required before your registration can be completed. For those high school students (at least 14 years of age) interested in taking up officiating: If you are not connected with a mentor official currently,  please contact someone you know (MHSAA Official, Athletic Director, Favorite Coach) or one of the Local Approved Associations to arrange for a mentor.
  2. Then submit a Legacy Mentor Pledge Form via email to: [email protected]
  3. Obtain or ask for a Free Voucher Code, for your first MHSAA Season and they will email it to you, before you start your online registration.
  4. Proceed to Register Online ; Any questions call 517.332.5046 and ask for the Officials Department.


High School Teachers/Instructors

The Legacy Program can also be used in coordination with a high school curriculum designed to teach sports officiating in one or more sports. The MHSAA is currently partnered with RefReps. For more information please visit or contact Brad Bush at the MHSAA.

The MHSAA office can assist you with materials, training resources, and connections with local officials in your area. If there is anything that we might be able to do to assist you in the instruction of your class or the registration of your students, please reach out to officials Wendy ([email protected]) in our office.