GHSA On-Line Rules Clinic & Exam for 2021-2022

The online rules clinic for Football is scheduled for July 30 – Aug 20, 2021.

The online rules clinic for Flag Football is scheduled for Sept 17 – Oct 7, 2021.

In order to receive credit for GHSA online rules clinics, you must navigate to, and register on this site. This registration is a one-time process - available clinics can be viewed once this is completed. Once you complete a clinic, you will be able to verify that you have received credit and be able to download a certificate showing clinic completion.

The On-Line Rules Exam dates for Football are Aug 5 – Aug 20, 2021.

The On-Line Rules Exam dates for Flag Football are Sept 22 – Oct 7, 2021.

The site for the exam is:

You will login to the exam site using your last name and the last five (5) digits of your Social Security Number. GHSA is using the information given to them by our association secretary, so if you have problems logging into the site, please ask your secretary how your name and last five (5) digits were given to us for registration. Only currently registered officials will be able to take the test.

Please try to take the test as early in the time frame as possible. If you attempt to take the test near the deadline, you must start the test with enough time to finish before midnight on the examination deadline. After the deadline has passed, you will be unable to answer any further questions and the test will be scored at that point.

Warning - You cannot log out of the testing system and then log back in later in order to try to suspend the test timer - the timer does not stop during that time. Please ensure that you have enough time to complete the test before starting.

2021 GHSA Football Playoff Camps

5 camps are classroom and field work and 2 are classroom only. Also, note that 1 is on a Thursday and 1 is on a Friday.

Please be sure when you sign up for a camp that you are available that on that date during the time frame noted.

For all Camps that require field work – you must bring your officiating uniform and equipment.
Note: Black shorts, GHSA shirt, Hat, Flags, whistles, bean bag and Officiating shirt will be needed – radio is not required is recommended.
You will have a place to dress, but I cannot guarantee a place to shower.

Camp Contact:

2021 Corky Kell Classic

The Atlanta and North Georgia Building Trades Council Corky Kell Classic is set to kick off the upcoming Georgia high school football season for a 30th time, bringing about some of the most highly anticipated matchups in event history.

The games will start on Wednesday, Aug. 18 and run for four days, featuring 11 games aired live on PeachtreeTV and digitally on and the National Federation High School Network.

Here is the schedule for the Atlanta and North Georgia Building Trades Council Corky Kell Classic:

*Home teams on the left-hand side*

Wednesday, August 18 at West Forsyth

  • 5:30 p.m. Cherokee vs. Mays
  • 8:30 p.m. West Forsyth vs. Carver-Atlanta

Thursday, August 19 at Dacula

  • 5:30 p.m. Westlake vs. Archer
  • 8:30 p.m. Dacula vs. Tucker

Friday, August 20 at Gainesville

  • 5:30 p.m. Gainesville vs. Johns Creek

Friday, August 20 at North Cobb

  • 8:30 p.m. North Cobb vs. Buford

Saturday, August 21 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

  • 9:00 a.m. McEachern vs. Kell
  • 11:45 a.m. Parkview vs. Mill Creek
  • 2:45 p.m. Lowndes vs. Walton
  • 5:45 p.m. North Gwinnett vs. Hoover (AL.)
  • 8:45 p.m. Brookwood vs. Collins Hill


2021 NFHS Rule Changes

Football Rules Changes - 2021
By NFHS on February 10, 2021

Action in the Free-Blocking Zone [2-17-2c (NEW), 2-17-4]

Blocking below the waist now requires the block to begin immediately following the snap.




  1. Sportsmanship
  2. Intentional Grounding
  3. Ineligible Downfield and Line of Scrimmage Formation

2020 Corky Kell Classic

The Metro by T-Mobile Corky Kell Classic is set to kickoff the 2020 high school football season with the largest and most wide-ranging lineup in the event’s 29-year history, including national power Hoover High School from Alabama.

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 2 and finishing Saturday, Sept. 5, the 2020 Corky Kell Classic will span across four days for the first time, with Nine separate venues showcasing a grand total of 9 games, all on television. 

2020 Metro by T-Mobile Corky Kell Schedule
(Home Teams on Left)

Wednesday, Sept. 2

5:30 p.m. @Cherokee vs. Carver-Atlanta
8:30 p.m. @West Forsyth vs. Mays

Thursday, Sept. 3

5:30 p.m. @Dacula vs. Brookwood
8:30 p.m. @North Gwinnett vs. McEachern

 Friday, Sept. 4

5:30 p.m. @Walton vs. Kell
8:30 p.m. @MIll Creek vs. Parkview 

Saturday, Sept. 5

11:00 a.m. @Collins Hill vs. Carrollton
2:00 p.m. @Archerk vs. Loundes
6:00 p.m. @GAC vs. Denmark

2020 NFHS Football Rule Changes

By NFHS on April 20, 2020

DEFINING TEAM DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE FOR PENALTY DECISIONS [1-4-1, 1-4-4 (NEW), 2-32-5, 3-5-2, 10-1-1, 10-1-2, 10-2-4]
Rationale: Prior to the game, the head coach will notify the referee of the designated representative (coach or player) who will make decisions regarding penalty acceptance or declination.

NFHS News Release - March 24, 2020

Officiating Courses Available for Free Through July 1 on the NFHS Learning Center


Contact: Dan Schuster

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 24, 2020) — Current high school sports officials, as well as individuals interested in joining the officiating ranks, will be able to access online education courses on the NFHS Learning Center for free through July 1.


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