Game Official Rating System
When a trophy is on the line, the teams and fans expect a fair game. To ensure this, the league must supply the best officials. Within the Michigan High School Athletic Association, all team coaches rate game officials throughout the season, assessing the quality and fairness of game officiating. The MHSAA's process for registering, identifying, and rating an official was a manual process and painful for everyone involved. Though coaches were required to rate game officials, compliance with the requirement was low. The MHSAA needed a solution. Arana Software developed a new, ground-up system for managing officials, official assignments, and official ratings. With a new interface module added to their existing website, near-real-time integration with Arbiter Games, and weekly reminder emails to coaching staff, the MHSAA now has a cutting-edge system for managing the quality of game officials. And backed by their new Official Ratings reporting system, they show that compliance is way up. This solution is a win for everyone.