By: Brian Braskie, Community Outreach Intern
About 400 officials attended the third annual Ohio High School Athletic Association Officials’ Clinic, held in a partnership with the Cleveland Browns, at FirstEnergy Stadium on Aug. 10.
An Ohio Football Official must participate in one state clinic and four local clinics to remain certified. By attending the Aug. 10 clinic, officials received credit for one state and one local clinic.
“The Browns are proud to welcome these guests to FirstEnergy Stadium as we value the opportunity to share information and knowledge on how football can be safer and more impactful for all involved,” said Jenner Tekancic, the Browns’ director of community relations. “To be able to partner with the Cleveland Football Officials Association and the Ohio High School Athletic Association is a wonderful opportunity to provide officials with the resources they will need.”
The featured speaker was NFL referee Mark Steinkerchner, who provided insight into the qualifications and process to make it as an official in the NFL.