Membership Levels

 

MSHSL Registration: All JAM members must be registered officials with the MSHSL and show proof of registration each season in order to register with JAM.


JAM KCT/Tabulation Member* Requirements:
Registered MSHSL dance team official
Must attend JAM KCT/Tab TrainingEligible To:KCT and tabulate regular season and post-season meets
JAM Qualifying Member* Requirements:
Registered MSHSL dance team official
1st year with JAM
Members transferring from other dance team associations
Must attend JAM Metro or Northern Training
Required to trial judge at least 2 times and complete the JAM Mentoring Program
Eligible To:

1st year eligible to judge with JAM
KCT and tabulate regular season and post-season meets
Judge small regular season meets
Eligible to judge small regular season meets
Must demonstrate proficiency in the score sheet and judging in order to judge larger meets
JAM Level 1 Member* Requirements:
Meet MSHSL Level 1 requirements
Must attend JAM Metro or Northern Training
Successful completion of JAM Qualifying Member yearEligible For:
Regular season assignments (excluding judging conference championships)
NOTE: Certain members at this level may be assigned to judge, KCT or tab at Conference Championships and KCT or tab at Sections, depending upon their efforts and quality of officiating.
JAM Level 2 Member* Requirements:
Meet MSHSL Level 2 requirements
Must attend JAM Metro or Northern TrainingEligible For:
Regular season and section assignments
JAM Level 3 Member* Requirements:
Meet MSHSL Level 3 requirements
Must attend JAM Metro or Northern TrainingEligible For:
Regular season and section assignments
NOTE: State tournament assignments are directed by the MSHSL, not JAM
OTHER INFORMATION
*Exclusions for All Members Former dancers, coaches, parents and current fall coaches may officiate as outlined for each JAM level listed, EXCLUDING their former / current team.  This exclusion is lifted after 4 school years of disassociation with a former team.
Conflicts of Interest It is our responsibility to be professional and avoid officiating teams where there may be a conflict of interest (real or perceived). Members are required to disclose any real or perceived conflicts of interest upon registering with JAM each year, and as each season progresses, and assignments will be made at the discretion of JAM depending on each individual member’s conflict. These could include:
– Family members (athlete or coach)
– Studio or youth teams
– Off-season dance team consultant
– School district employee
– Other relationships (personal or professional)
Leaves of Absence JAM will follow the MSHSL guidelines for members who take one or more years off from membership. Please refer to the JAM Policies for additional information.
Ineligible to Join Current  Activities Directors of MSHSL-affiliated schoolsCurrent winter season high school dance team coaches