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 Training

Eligible to:

KCT and tabulate regular season and post-season meets

JAM Level 1 Member*

Requirements:

Meet MSHSL Level 1 requirements
Must attend JAM Metro or Northern Training

Eligible 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 Training

Eligible for:

Regular season and section assignments

JAM Level 3 Member*

Requirements:

Meet MSHSL Level 3 requirements
Must attend JAM Metro or Northern Training

Eligible 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.

Examples of conflicts of interest 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

A JAM member’s leave of absence may affect his or her MSHSL promotional level which could also impact their returning JAM membership level. If coaching or parenting was involved in the leave of absence, the member would return to Restricted member status and would need to follow JAM membership criteria in order to advance.

  1. 1st Year JAM Officials who take a leave of absence for their 2nd year and then return would return as Level 1 but would need to complete two (2) trial judging experiences prior to being assigned to judge.
  2. 1st Year Officials who take more than one year leave of absence and return would return as a 1st year official.
  3. Level 1 Officials who take a one year leave of absence and return would return as Level 1 but would need to complete one (1) trial judging experience or attend the mentor program prior to being assigned to judge.
  4. Level 1 Officials who take more than a one year leave  of absence and return would return as Level 1 but would need to complete two (2) trial judging experiences prior to being assigned to judge.
  5. Level 2 and 3 Officials who take leaves of absence will return to a membership level and with stipulations as determined on a case by case basis by the Core Group.

 

 

Ineligible to Join

Current Activities Directors of MSHSL-affiliated schools
Current winter season high school dance team coaches

 


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ANNUAL TRAINING
TRIAL JUDGING & MENTORING
CODE OF CONDUCT
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