New agreement enables IHSA’s officials associations to use ArbiterSports’ assigning product ArbiterOne® free of charge
May 2, 2019 (Sandy, Utah) – ArbiterSports, the established leader in athletic management, today announced that it has created a partnership with the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) to provide ArbiterOne®, its officiating assigning product, to all IHSA designated assigners free of charge for assigning IHSA governed events. One of the core objectives of the new partnership is to help coordinate information sharing between hundreds of assigners, leagues, teams and officials, allowing everyone throughout the state to control their information and share it with those that need it.
“This relationship will enable our schools and assigners to get a complete view of all of our IHSA registered officials including their availability, contact information and pictures, plus the ability to make game/match assignments,” said Craig Anderson, Executive Director of IHSA. “We look forward to providing the service free of charge to all schools and assigners responsible for assigning IHSA registered officials to IHSA governed events.”
With ArbiterOne®, IHSA member schools and assigners can improve communication and assigning efficiency with the ability to send out frequent, organized communication to officials by e-mail and text, anticipate and prevent scheduling conflicts and cancellations, allow officials to manage assignments and post their availability through a centralized portal, and get real-time access to schedules and assignments.
“ArbiterSports has a long history of serving assigners and schools in Illinois, and we’re thrilled to partner with IHSA and provide the benefits of ArbiterOne® to all IHSA designated assigners,” said ArbiterSports President and CEO Jeff Triplette. “The ability to disseminate information efficiently to participating officials is a common request in every state, and IHSA has been at the forefront of addressing this issue in Illinois.”
In addition to communicating with officials, assigning organizations need to be able to evaluate the performance of assigned officials on a regular basis. With ArbiterOne®, all IHSA designated assigners will be able to easily and automatically generate evaluation reports that track and monitor their assigned officials performance and reliability.
“The ArbiterSports assigning product ArbiterOne® promises to take the manual labor out of assigning and make the job easier for everyone involved in our state,” added Anderson.
About Illinois High School Association (IHSA)
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is a state high school association in the United States that regulates competition in most interscholastic sports and some interscholastic activities at the high school level. It is a charter member of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The IHSA regulates 14 sports for boys, 15 sports for girls, and eight co-educational non-athletic activities. More than 800 public and private high schools in the state of Illinois are members of the IHSA. The Association’s offices are in Bloomington, Illinois.
As the leader in athletic management software, ArbiterSports helps school athletic departments and sports leagues dramatically simplify the process of managing athletic events, assigning officials, paying event workers, and informing athletes, families and fans. The solution delivers unprecedented control and visibility over the entire athletic event process. ArbiterSports products are built on a powerful web-based platform that allows secure access from anywhere and provides seamless integration with the ability to add features. Sports leagues, commissioners, athletic directors, assigners, officials and event workers rely on ArbiterSports to do their jobs effectively. For more, visit www.arbitersports.com.
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