It is the responsibility of the host school to obtain qualified and competent officials for their home contests. In all contests, schools should always attempt to secure neutral and impartial officials. Officials must be satisfactory to both parties and agreed upon in advance.
Beginning a game with an official crew constitutes agreement. (A game may not be played under protest because of a disagreement over officials.) A protest based on a game or contest official’s decision shall not be considered.
In playoff contests, schools should come to a mutual agreement on officials as well as the chapter to be used. In the event that the schools cannot agree, the chapter to be used is determined by a coin toss or may be assigned by TAPPS. Both schools are equally responsible for the payment of the officials before any other expenses are deducted from the gate.